I highly recommend following the article below, as it is regularly updated. However, if you find yourself stuck at any point, there is a video available that shows all the steps included in the guide.
- Mac address.
- IP Adress.
- Network Card / MAC.
- Other HWID keys on your PC.
- Windows unique identifiers.
- and more.
What is an HWID Ban?
HWID ban, which stands for Hardware ID ban, is a punitive measure that game developers and anti-cheat platforms use to prevent users from accessing their services. Unlike regular bans that focus only on the user account or IP address, the HWID ban targets the user’s hardware components, such as the motherboard, hard drive, or peripherals, along with their account and IP address. This makes it much harder for users to circumvent the ban and continue using the service.
What is an IP Ban?
Different kinds of websites, apps, stores, games, and online applications use various methods to prevent users who break the rules from accessing their platforms. One of the most used methods is banning users’ IP addresses, which is called an IP Ban.
An IP Ban is a method used by online platforms, games, and websites to prohibit access to their services by blocking a user’s IP address. This is often done as a consequence of violating the platform’s policies, such as engaging in spamming, hacking, or other prohibited activities. Once a user’s IP address is banned, they will be unable to access the platform using that IP address.
FILES NEEDED TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDE
YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES IF YOU WANT TO.
I made this custom HWID spoofer, to make it possible for everyone to follow the guide. Because not everyone knows how to use commands on CMD, edit the registry, or have hours to collect all the files manually.
All files are clean and virus-free, you can check by yourself on Virus Total or with any antivirus software.
The spoofer was updated in November 2023 to keep up with the latest game updates.
Receive the files in your E-mail
(You will also receive emails when there is a new patch/update)
Download the files, extract them, and move the HWID Bypass folder to your C: drive.
How To Bypass a HWID & IP Ban
It is crucial to follow each step of the guide in the exact order shown below to bypass an IP or HWID ban successfully. Skipping a single step may result in failure to spoof and conceal your previous HWIDs, which will require you to repeat the entire process.
Here is a quick overview of how to get around a hardware ban:
- Step 1: Uninstall the game and clear all traces.
- Step 2: Change HWID Registry keys.
- Step 3: Change your IP Address.
- Step 4: Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID.
- Step 5: Change hardware IDs.
- Step 6: Change MAC address.
- Step 7: Create or buy a new game account.
- Step 8: Change Monitor HWID.
- Step 9: Hide the Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.
- Step 10: Set up the game correctly.
Step 1 – Uninstall the game and clear all traces.
Go ahead and download Revo Uninstaller.
Install it on your PC and run the program.
Look for the game, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall and Continue.
Choose Advanced, and click on the “Scan” button.
Now, you should see a list of all the leftovers and registry keys that would have been left on your PC after a normal uninstallation of the game. You don’t want those files/registry keys to link you back to the HWID ban.
Click on “Select All” and click the button “Delete“.
Another window will pop up with more game file leftovers.
Again, click “Select All” and “Delete“.
That’s it, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Next, you will need to change a few HWID registry keys that could link you back to the ban.
Copy the following path: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography” and paste it into the search bar at the top.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
Double-click on the “MachineGuid” key on the right side of the registry window, replace the existing GUID with the new one, and click OK.
Copy this path: “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001” and paste it into the search bar at the top of your screen.
Go to the GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
Double-click on the “HwProfileGuid” key on the right side of the registry window, replace the existing ID with the newly generated one and click OK.
Now, let’s move on to the next step!
Step 3 – Mask & Setup your IP Address
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Step 4 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID.
In this step, we will use Microsoft’s VolumeID tool to modify the unique identifiers of the disk.
It’s common for hard drives to be blacklisted by hardware ID bans. The good news is that you can easily change the unique identifier of your hard drive without any risk to your files or the hard drive’s functionality.
Here are the steps to change the serial numbers of all your hard drives.
Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the files and go to the “Step 4” folder. Look for a file named “Change Disk IDs“. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator“.
When you open the Command Prompt, all your drives will be listed. Enter the letter of the drive you want to change and press Enter.
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:
- Save the Volume Serial Number of your disks in a separate text file.
- volumeid c: (Type the Volume Serial Number you saved before, and change the last two digits to whatever you want) For example, if the previous Volume Serial Number was AB98-1233, type the command -> volumeid c: AB98-1211.
- If you have additional disks, please repeat the same process for each of them.
- You should receive a message indicating that the Volume ID has been updated.
You’ve successfully changed the hard drive serial numbers, bringing you one step closer to lifting the HWID ban.
Step 5 – How to Change HWIDs
In this step, you will learn how to change every unique hardware ID on every hardware part of your PC that games ban.
To complete this step, you will need to use AMIWIN64. (An automatic script is included in the files.)
If you didn’t download the files, these are the commands you need to use when you run AMIWIN64:
Run each command to display the current ID of each hardware part. Then, enter the command with a different ID of the same length as the default ID.
If you downloaded the files, do the following:
Navigate to “STEP 5 – Change HWIDs of everything” folder, right-click on the “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” file and choose “Run as administrator“.
After completing the hardware parts change, you will be prompted to press any key to continue. The new hardware IDs will be displayed in the command prompt.
After pressing any button to continue, your Command Prompt should correspond the example below.
You’ve successfully changed all your system hardware IDs and are ready to move on to the next step.
Step 6 – Change your MAC address.
The MAC address is immediately banned by games after an HWID ban, so it’s crucial to ensure that you have a different one.
Here are the step-by-step instructions for changing your MAC address on any Windows computer.
Navigate to Windows 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 Browserling, generate a new MAC address, copy it, and paste it into the Network address box.
Click OK, and you will be disconnected from the internet for a few seconds/minutes. 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 NordVPN’s adapter MAC Address, proceed to the next step.
Alternative: spoof Mac Address
Here is an alternative way to spoof your MAC address.
Download Technitium MAC Address Changer, install it on your PC, and follow the instructions below.
Run Technitium MAC Address Changer, select your network Connection, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click “Change Now!“.
Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.
To get started, please go to the official website of the game you got banned and sign up for a new account using fresh and unique details.
Once you have created a new account, refrain from taking any actions and proceed to the next step of this guide.
- 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 have never used before, and get a cheap one from Tossable Digits, Hushed TextVerified or SMSPVA
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Change Monitor HWID(Optional)
In rare instances, your monitor’s serial number may be included in the HWID ban. It is advisable to change it since the procedure is simple and fast. To modify your monitor’s ID serial, follow the steps mentioned 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.
It is a rare occurrence for your mouse, keyboard, controller, and other peripherals to be banned or blacklisted. This typically only happens in manual HWID bans by game administrators and moderators. However, as a precautionary measure, I recommend spending a minute or two to hide all your peripheral serial numbers. This will help ensure that you remain safe.
In case something stops working after you carry out this step, it’s recommended that you revert the changes made to ensure that everything works as expected.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to change the ID or serial number of any computer peripheral device, including mouse, keyboard, and controller:
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 – Set up the game correctly.
Please download and install the game from the official website, but do not launch the game yet.
- Open NordVPN, go to “Settings” and make sure “Kill Switch” is enabled.
- Connect to a server in your preferred country. (Servers closer to you will get you better ping and no VPN packet loss)
- Run the game and log in with your new account.
Enjoy the game, and leave a comment below to let me know if it worked for you!
ALWAYS ACTIVATE NORDVPN BEFORE OPENING THE GAME, or you may get banned instantly again.