Last Updated on 1st February 2023
Depending on the game you got banned from, the hardware parts that got blacklisted may be different. Most of the time, one, few, or a combination of the following will be banned:
- Mac address
- IP Adress
- Network Card / MAC
- Other HWID keys on your PC
Which games do HWID Ban players?
Some of the most famous online games that HWID bans users and there is a way to get unbanned are the following:
- Bypass Warzone 2 HWID Ban
- Bypass Fortnite HWID Ban
- Bypass Valorant HWID Ban
- Bypass Apex Legends HWID Ban
- Bypass Rust HWID Ban
- Bypass Rainbow Six Siege HWID Ban
- Bypass Lost Ark HWID Ban
- Bypass Genshin Impact HWID Ban
- Bypass Forza Horizon 5 HWID Ban
- Bypass Grand Theft Auto V HWID Ban
- Bypass DayZ HWID Ban
- Bypass Ark Survival HWID Ban
- Bypass Among US HWID Ban
- Bypass League of Legends HWID Ban
- Bypass MIR4 HWID Ban
- Bypass PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS HWID Ban
- Bypass Vanguard HWID Ban
- Bypass Roblox HWID Ban
- Bypass Escape From Tarkov HWID Ban
- Bypass Sea Of Thieves HWID Ban
While reading this information, it might seem unlikely to you to bypass the HWID ban, but the truth is it’s not that hard to do so. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide on exactly what you have to do to bypass the hardware ban on any game.
I’ve collected into a folder all the files and tools you will need to change your HWIDs, IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on any game.
Download the files, extract them, and move the HWID Bypass folder to your C: drive.
Step 1 – Uninstall the game and clear all traces.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate the game, right-click on them, and choose Uninstall.
Now let’s start clearing up any trace files left on your PC. Please double-click on each shortcut on the first folder of the files and look for Folders/Files related to the game and delete it.
These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:
- C:\Program Files (x86)
- C:\Program Files
- + more every time they get updated.
Once you delete everything related to the game from all these locations, the next thing you will have to do is to delete some leftovers in the registry.
Press Windows Key + R, and type Regedit.
A window should pop up. You will have to do now to copy each of the locations below, paste them into the registry search bar, and then look for any folders related to the game and delete them.
- + more locations on the files.
At each location, you will see a lot of folders on the left side.
Right-click on any folder related to the game & launcher and choose Delete.
Step 2 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the HWID(hardware) ban.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to edit all registry keys that could link you back to the hardware id ban.
Press Win Key + R on your keyboard, and a small window on the bottom left should appear. Type “Regedit” and hit enter.
Now copy this path -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography and paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click on the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “MachineGuid” key. Double click on it, replace the GUID with the generated one and click OK.
Again, copy this path -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001 and paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click on the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “HwProfileGuid” key. Double click on it, replace the id with the generated one, and click OK.
Now let’s move on to the next step!
Step 3 – Mask & Setup your IP Address
I recommend using NordVPN because they have dedicated IP addresses which means that you will be the only person connecting to the game from them.
Why is the dedicated IP important?
Because you will have a fresh IP address only for yourself that no one else can connect from.
The shared servers from all VPN services are public to everyone with a subscription, which means that the chances that someone already got a public IP banned from the game are very high.
How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen:
Step 4 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID.
VolumeID by Microsoft is used to change the disk’s serial number/ID.
Hard drives are one of the most common hardware parts that get blacklisted on any hardware id(HWID) ban. Luckily, changing your hard drives’ unique identifier is effortless to bypass, and it won’t cause any issues on your hard drives or files.
Below you can find how to change the serial number ids of all of your hard drives.
Navigate to the folder with the previously downloaded files and go to “Step 4 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID. Folder“. You should see a file named “Change Disk IDs“. Right-click on it, and choose “Run as administrator“.
It will open a command prompt with all your drives, and it will ask you which drive ID you would like to change. Type just the letter of the Drive and hit enter.
Press any key to continue, and your HDD/SSD SN should be changed(you will see the confirmation message).
Do the same thing for the other drives once you get a message that the drive ID has been changed successfully. Once you’ve changed all your HDD/SSD ids, move on to the next step of the guide.
If you want to change the Drive ID manually or revert the changes, follow the steps below:
Run the “Change Disk IDs.cmd” file as administrator and close it directly. We are doing this only to move the required files on the C drive.
Run CMD as administrator and type the following commands:
- cd c:/
- Now for every disk that you have, type -> vol (Disk letter): for example, if you have two disks, let’s say, C & D. You will have to type the following commands:
- vol c:
- vol d:
- Copy the Volume Serial Number of your disks in a separate text file and save it.
- volumeid c: (type the Volume Serial Number you saved before, and change the last two digits to whatever you want) Example: If the previous Volume Serial Number was AB98-1233 , type the command -> volumeid c: AB98-1211
- Do the same for the rest of the disks(if you have any)
- You should get a message the volume id is updated.
Okay, that’s it, you’ve successfully changed the hard drives’ serial numbers IDs, and you are one step closer to getting unbanned from your favorite game.
Step 5 – Change HWIDs of everything.
In this step, you will learn how to change your hardware ID(HWID) on every hardware part of your PC that games mostly ban.
AMIWIN64 is used in this step.
If you didn’t download the files, these are the commands you need to use when you run AMIWIN64:
Run each command to see the current ID of each hardware part, and then type the command with the same number of characters as the default ID. (Make sure they are different.)
If you downloaded the files, do the following:
We will change every hardware ID that gets flagged on an HWID ban.
Navigate to “STEP 5 – Change HWIDs of everything.” folder, right-click on the “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” file and choose “Run as administrator“.
Then you will be asked to press any key to continue changing your hardware parts IDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new hardware IDs for every hardware part that was permanently banned.
Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look something like the one below.
You’ve successfully changed all your systems HWIDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step.
Step 6 – Change your MAC address.
The next thing that immediately gets banned by any game after the IP address on any HWID Ban is the MAC address, so you have to make sure you have a different one.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to change your MAC address on any Windows machine.
Navigate to Settings.
Click on Network & Internet.
Click on “Change adapter options“.
Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.
Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.
Navigate to the Advanced tab and choose Network Address.
Now go to this website, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it to the Network address box.
Click OK, and you will be disconnected for a few seconds/minutes from the internet. No worries, it will get back up.
Now do the same thing for the NordVPN adapter. Right-Click on the NordVPN adapter and choose Properties.
Choose “Client for Microsoft Networks” and click “Configure“. Navigate to the Advanced tab, choose MAC Address, and paste a newly generated MAC address from the generator.
Once you’ve changed your ethernet/wifi adapter and the NordVPN’s adapter, MAC Address, proceed to the next step.
If the above method didn’t work for you
You will easily find a program to change your MAC address in the previously downloaded files. Select your Network Connections, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click on “Change Now!“.
Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.
- Use the most commonly used email providers ( Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, etc.) Avoid temporary emails.
- The same goes for the phone number. Don’t use the free numbers you’ll find on websites on the internet. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Change Monitor HWID(Optional)
In some rare cases, your monitor serial might get banned as well. I would say that it’s worth changing it since the process is straightforward and quick. To change your Monitors ID Serial, follow the steps below:
Navigate to the folder -> STEP 8 – Change Monitor HWID, right-click on CRU.exe, and choose “Run as Administrator“.
On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.
Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.
Step 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers. (Optional)
Getting your mouse, keyboard, controller, and other peripherals banned or flagged is rare, and it mostly happens in manual HWID bans. Since it will only take one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to spoof and change your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral ID/Serial Number:
Navigate to the “STEP 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.” folder or download USBDeview, right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose “Run as administrator“.
Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.
Right-click on the marked folder on Registry Editor and choose “Permissions“. A window will pop up, and you should find the “Read” column and tick the “Deny” option. Once you do that, click Apply and OK.
Repeat the same steps for your keyboard and controller(if you have one).
Step 10 – Download and Install the game.
Now it’s time to go ahead and download the game and install it on your computer.
Please navigate to the official website of the game you got banned from, download it, install it, and log in with your new account.
WHENEVER YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GAME, YOU WILL HAVE TO ACTIVATE THE VPN!