Call of Duty

CoD Player Shows Up at Activision Blizzard Office to Appeal Modern Warfare 2 Ban


A Call of Duty player upset over their ban in Modern Warfare 2, made an uninvited visit to Activision Blizzard offices to content their ban.

As reported by PC Gamer, the player was supposedly banned on Oct. 28. After their inital ban appeal was denied, the player set up a new email address and purchased the game on Steam again, only to be hit with another ban on Oct. 29. The ordeal was first discussed in a Reddit post which has since been deleted by moderators of the r/activision subreddit.

"Today (10/31) I decided to go to the nearby Activision office in Austin, TX to attempt to speak with an employee due to the fact that it is impossible to speak to someone over the phone," the post said. "I was met by a security guard in the parking lot at Activision who told me that I would not be able to speak with anybody."

According to the post, the player did not interact with any employees at Activision Blizzard, with his message reportedly passed on by the security guard.

"The guard came back to me in the parking lot and told me the employee said that, 'They are short-staffed and it will take a few weeks for the wrongful bans to be resolved.' I voiced my frustration due to the fact that I spent 140 dollars total (70 + 70) and am left unable to play and the security guard told me to 'not allow myself to get mad about a video game' and told me that 'I can be patient and wait.'"

Modern Warfare 2 players have recently been hit with mysterious bans and, while understandably frustrating, the solution is not to show up to studios.

Infinity Ward's Trello board lists all known issues with Modern Warfare 2, updating them once they have been resolved.