Over the past few hours, some players have reported that they have been unfairly banned from the zombie mode of COD: Black Ops Cold War. The games in the franchise in question have always had a problem with cheaters, which is why numerous ban waves were launched during Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Undoubtedly the cheater cancellation is something that rules-abiding players are grateful for, however, it’s a completely different story for those who receive it, particularly when they haven’t done anything wrong. And as it turns out, it’s something that’s happening right during this time in the game.
In fact, in recent days, a seemingly new “Sail 360 Nuclear Bug” error code has been spotted by players. The causes are still unknown, but those who were unlucky enough to encounter it were not only sent back to the main menu, they were unable to access the online service again, which means they have been hit by some sort of permanent ban.
The Reddit user Korlesa is just one of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players to have been unfairly banned, and has reported the fact on the platform in hopes of spreading the problem. It would appear that at least 50 other players have filed complaints with Activision.
First, the problem appears to be unique to the PC version of the game. Secondly, the trouble code only activates during Zombies mode. Also, it appears to occur once a player reaches round 50 or higher. Korlesa says he has already tried speaking to Activision support for assistance, but has not received any help.
The community developer manager Treyarch, Josh Torres, responded to the post of Reddit and simply said he is not able to help with the problem, and it is unclear whether Activision or Treyarch are doing something to solve the problem or restore banned players.