Reports have surfaced that Call of Duty Warzone cheaters who’ve had their accounts or {hardware} banned are additionally banned from the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard.

Screenshots circulating on numerous boards and social media purportedly present that gamers who’re banned from Warzone obtain a “connection failed” message when making an attempt to log into Vanguard‘s beta. “You have been permanently banned from playing on the Call of Duty Vanguard servers,” the message continues.

The reliable folks over at Charlie INTEL independently verified this, and confirmed the reports.

Good one, Sledgehammer Games!

While this little anti-cheat measure isn’t totally foolproof, it does make creating new accounts considerably tougher as a result of it bans {hardware} tied to the offending account.

Activision has not but commented on this report or confirmed something formally, and it’s this very silence that’s evidently making banned gamers offended.

“I am shadow banned on Vanguard because I am permanent banned on Modern Warfare and Warzone,” complained Twitter consumer owais. “And I might get permanent ban on it just like a guy that I know, so I just spent 60 Euros to get shadow banned on a fresh game, at least tell people that that’s the case, such a bullshit!!”

Sorry, owais. Shouldn’t have cheated within the first place. Play truthful.

[Source: Eurogamer]