How to bypass HWID Bans in Any Game

How To Bypass HWID Ban in any Game – Complete Guide 2023

Last Updated on 1st February 2023

HWID (hardware) bans on are the hardest to get around since, apart from your IP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers(IDs) blocked by games. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to ban cheaters in-game that’s why a lot of them have started HWID banning players based on their hardware parts permanently in the last few years.

While as I said above, the hardware id ban mainly applies to cheaters in-game and people who break the rules. But there are some cases when users will get hardware banned without an obvious reason.

Whatever your case may be, in this article, you will find all the information you need to spoof and change your hardware IDs to bypass an HWID ban in any game. You will get un hardware banned in any game. This process will take some time, so you have to be patient and careful with the instructions below.

This method will not unban your account from the game you got banned from, but it will allow you to play again on your PC permanently.

To get unbanned from the hardware ban with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you miss anything, you’ll most likely fail to get unbanned, and you will have to redo everything.

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 
  • Motherboard
  • HDD 
  • SSD
  • IP Adress
  • Network Card / MAC
  • Router
  • 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:

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.


The content you will find in this post is for educational and research purposes only.

You are not encouraged to use these methods or techniques.

How To Bypass HWID Ban in any Game - Complete Guide 2023

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.


HWID Bypass Files


I made this folder + scripts, to make it possible for everyone to follow the guide. Because not everyone knows how to use commands on CMD, edit the registry, etc.

All files & scripts are clean and virus free, you can check by yourself on Virus Total or with any antivirus software.



The files were updated in February 2023 to keep up with the latest Updates.


Receive the files on 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.

Step 1 – Uninstall the game and clear all traces.

The first and most important thing you’ll have to do when you are hardware banned on any game is to completely uninstall the game and make sure to clear every single file related to it. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the hardware id ban.

Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.

Programs option on Control Panel.

Next, click on Programs & Features option.

Programs & Features

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.

Locations to delete game and launcher leftovers after uninstalling it.

These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • C:\Program Files
  • C:\%userprofile%\Documents\
  • C:\%localappdata%
  • C:\%programdata%
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
  • + 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.

registry locations
  • HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\
  • + 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.

delete registries

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.

How to access registry editor in Windows.

Now copy this path -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography and paste it into the search bar on the top side.

Location of an HWID value.

Go to the GUID Generator website, click on the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.

GUID Generator

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.

How to change GUID to bypass HWID Ban on any game.

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.

How to change the 2nd GUID to bypass HWID Ban on any game.

Now let’s move on to the next step!

Step 3 – Mask & Setup your IP Address

Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will make or break everything you did above to get unbanned from any game. The best way to change your IP address is to use a VPN service or a proxy server(Proxys need an excellent setup to avoid disconnections and unhiding your IP, so let’s stick with the VPN).

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.

I can’t find a completely free working method to go around the ban, but this is the cheapest it can get. You can add the “Dedicated IP” option on the checkout page.

Dedicated IP NordVPN

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.

Script to change Disk IDs (Volume Serial Numbers)

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.
How to find out the serial number of your hard drives.
  • 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.
How to change the serial number of your hard drivers to bypass the HWID ban on any game.

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“.

HWID Bypass Script, spoofer, cleaner to bypass any HWID ban.

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.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 1)

Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look something like the one below.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 2)

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.

Settings Windows

Click on Network & Internet.

Network & Internet Windows

Click on “Change adapter options“.

How to change adapter settings in Windows

Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.

Adapter Properties

Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.

Client for Microsoft Networks configuration

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.

How to change MAC address on network adapter in Windows to bypass HWID Ban in any game.

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.

Configuring the NordVPN adapter.

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.

How to change MAC address of NordVPN adapter in Windows to bypass HWID Ban on any game.

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!“.

Change MAC Address to bypass HWID ban on any game.

Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.

Now that you got everything ready, it’s time to create a new account or buy a cheap one from one of these websites: MMOGA, MMOGAH.


  • 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“.

Run CRU as Administrator

On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.

How to edit your monitor's properties, settings, resolution, and hwids from Windows.

Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.

Change Monitor ID Serial Number - HWID

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“.

Showing how to: Right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose "Run as administrator"

Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.

Change controller, mouse, keyboard, and peripherals IDs and HWIDs.

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.

Deny Reading Peripherals Serial ID

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.


Bypass HWID Bans: Frequently Asked Questions

To remove the HWID ban, what parts do I need to replace?

If you were to replace the hardware parts instead of spoofing or changing the IDs , you would have to change the following:
– Motherboard
– Network Card
– CPU (in some cases)

How long does the HWID ban last?

The duration of a hardware(HWID) ban in most games is usually unknown. Your ban’s appeal chance and time also depend on the follow-up actions you take and the reason you got banned in the first place.

Can you play games with VPN?

Yes, playing games while connected to a VPN is perfectly fine! Thousands of people worldwide use VPNs to play games without any issues.

How to know if you are hardware banned?

If your account was disabled and you are hardware banned, you’ll see a message telling you when you try to log in. When you try to create a new account or use your alt, you will notice that you will get banned on that account in under 24 hours. That’s how you understand that you’ve been hardware banned.

What is a hardware(HWID) ban?

A hardware ban or HWID ban on games is a punishment for people who break the rules and are usually caught using cheats or abusing bugs. Being hardware banned means that one or more of your computer hardware parts have been blocked, and any account linked to those hardware parts will be instantly banned as well.

Every computer part has a unique identifier bound to it. So to bypass the hardware ban on any game, ultimately, you must buy new PC parts.


  1. I did not even format my pc. I just followed all the steps, got nordvpn running, got a new alt account and boom!!! BACK TO WARZONE :))))


      1. Yes i was HWID banned and yes since then i am using the VPN and everything is working perfectly fine!

    1. Thank you so much! At first i thought it will be a virus but the files are clean and actually this method works unlike anything else you can find on the internet.
      slothy the man!!

    2. When i run “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” it says “‘AMIDEWINx64.EXE’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.” Can someone help me with this? idk what to do…
      Edit: Moved files to C: like shown in the video and now everything works.

  2. Hello, I made a lot of choosing your tutorial except windows the router and VPN and I made myself Ban again. My question is as I had already put my bios in the latest version. Is it a black list file in the hwid? Do I need to reset and reinstall the latest version?

    1. Which of these steps do I have to do every single time I boot my computer and open the game? Other than the VPN ofc

      1. so this actually works? the thing im most worried about is downloading stuff from this site. just wondering if it can be trusted

        1. Author

          You can either scan files on VirusTotal or do everything manually(You don’t really have to download the files).

        2. This actually works, I got banned on Apex multiple times and have used this process and the files included to be unbanned.

  3. im so annoyed i got banned on fortnite because i had a warzone cheat on my pc like how does that work?

        1. whats your discord because i got banned on r6 and i need help

    1. hi there is there another way to change my IP instead of VPN because I cant use VPN every time i want to go inside the game for example can i change my network adapter?

  4. Any luck with this on escape from tarkov? Got banned for no reason, then got gifted a new account loaded into a scav for 30 seconds and automatically got banned again.

  5. Appreciate this thread.
    I am currently trying to figure out how to get past this hardware ban. I will try this. My only question is if I already have a usb with windows can I just use that instead of downloading a great version with rufus ??
    Thank you

  6. Platform checking……
    e3 – Error: System doesn’t support.
    after AMIDEWINx64.EXE /SU /BS /CS /SS
    EDIT: had to move files to C: Now works perfectly fine!!!

  7. Really good guide, however for some reason didn’t worked for me.
    Warframe is tough one to crack

  8. Is it mandatory to use a new windows profile since i did everything execpt new profile on windows for r6 and got insta banned. Dont wanna use more money for it to get banned again. So was that the reason i got banned?

    1. Author

      Yes, every single step is mandatory.
      Spend money on what? Everything is free, and even the VPN has a free 30 days trial.
      The only thing that you need to spend is your time.

  9. When i put in cd C:\HWID Bypass\HWID spoof it says that the path couldnt be found. Anyone knows the Problem?

        1. dont need to make new user either thats just a extra step for ppl that think they know everything but you dont need to do it

  10. Hi,

    Is this a permanent way? or will i have to repeat this ever time i restart my pc?

  11. Hello,

    is this permanently or will i have to repeat all the steps again after a restart?

  12. Hope it works on valorant, i finished all step and gonna try it now after restarting my PC

  13. I’ve tried twice entering a email to get the program and have not received email yet, and yes I checked spam and all other folders

    1. Yes it sucks because you will get a little higher ping but on the other hand is worth it because you get to play the game again 😛

  14. hei, after i updated the volumeid, and do vol c: it’s still back to normal one? is it doing right?

  15. hei, yeah my question before just need to restart.
    once again.
    i’am using usb wireless adapter, and it can’t changing the mac address from windows. what should i do?

  16. hi there can I change my network adaptor instead of masking my IP and changing mac address?
    and if I use VPN I need to have VPN, on every time I play for example Fortnite ?

  17. Hi mate. Thanks for this. .I used this from October 2021. All was fine until week ago. I do this every week so I kno what I’m doing. But this last week method won’t work. Shadowban after 1 game. Warzone…
    I do that after fresh install…
    I don’t know what is detected right now.

    1. Author

      Check new files everything should be working now.
      I recommend entering your EMAIL so you can get all new locations/files instantly on email once I work on them.

      1. Question, a if I do this and make another steam account for the game, can I log into my old account for my other games as long as I don’t open the game I’ve been banned on?

  18. It worked the first time but I got hit with a ban again so quickly because of cheats.

    I did it again, and now I cant load into a game as if I was still banned, what do I do now, just repeat the steps?

    1. Author

      Repeat steps; make sure VPN is connected at all times before you log in and while playing.
      You can close the VPN when you are done playing.

  19. Yeah… Question, I did this before for Warzone. I was only able to play for 4 days. Then, I got banned again. I followed all steps and everything. I’m going to try it again with the updated version. But, any idea why it didn’t work completely the first time?

    1. Author

      You have to use VPN at all times when playing.
      Even if you forget to run the VPN once and try to open the game, you will be linked instantly and banned.


      1. Thanks for the quick response..
        I used the new files, I enabled the kill switch option on nordvpn so I get disconnected from the internet entirely if something goes wrong and it seems to be working pretty well till now. It’s been 6 days and still going, hopefully it stays like this

  20. CMD keeps on saying that ‘volumeid’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file. How do I fix it

    1. Author

      There was a mistake in the script.
      Just updated it, should be working now!

  21. Guys just follow every single step and it will work.
    I know for sure it works for valorant, eft, gta, and apex from my self and friends but should work for most if not all games.
    thanks again for this you’ve helped me so much the last few months i just came back here to possibly help some people in the comments !

  22. found this post because someone suggested following on some forums saying it worked and i am going to try for apex legends now and will let you know the results

    1. Its been a little over a motnth that i tried this and i came to say that it really worked for Apex!
      You da boss bro , cant thank you enough!!

  23. If you are thinking does this still work I did it and I got unbanned on fortnite after over 8 months of being HWID banned

    1. Can confirm as well that it works for Fortnite, Warzone, and Valorant.
      Did this before 4 months, and came back today to do it again. Worked both times flawlessly

  24. I can’t believe you’re posting this for free. you are a legend. Although the steps are difficult but you made it look easy by organizing it for us. These instructions couldn’t be made easier & simpler. Thank you very much. Worked with me on Ranked Gaming client (RGC)

  25. hello is there any way to change monitor ( display) hwid serials? because eac games like rust bans monitor serials aswell
    EDIT: Thanks for adding it!

  26. i extracted the folder to c drive but after i try step 3 it says The system cannot find the path specified. what i’m doing wrong?

    1. Put the entire “HWID Bypass” folder into your c drive directory, lookin at the command it tries to access
      cd C:\HWID Bypass\STEP 3 – Change HWIDS\_

  27. ive changed my drive ID and it worked but the problem was on step 3 change HWIDS. It keep telling me even though i did manual or auto, it tells me e3 – Error: System doesn’t support.

    what should I do as i am lost

  28. Welcome!
    For now, it seems very useful to read what you wrote.

    If you undertake to completely reinstall Windows, what steps can you omit from this guide?
    Obviously no file cleaning is required.

    HWIDs are created during Windows installation, as far as I know.
    If you install a new system on the same hardware, will the exact same HWIDs be created?

  29. Does changing your internet provider changes your ip? It also comes with a new router

  30. I have an error with the cmd changing ALL HWIDs, the specified path could not be found for “AMIDEWIN64.exe

  31. It took me 3 times to make it work because i messed up the first two times , but it finally is working lol.. thank you so much bro you are literally a life saver!!!!

  32. I did all of this and seemed to Un ban my pc on warzone. My question is… Instead of always using a VPN in the future can I just change my IP address? Would that work?

    1. Author

      Yes, that’s the point of the VPN to change your IP.
      If you can change it in a different way, then do that.

    1. how u could change ur ip address ? i saw some ppl saying restart ur router will give u new ip is that right?

  33. tried to do this for dead by daylight on steam and it didnt work, not sure if i did it wrong or it doesnt work for that game.

  34. step 3 doesnt work for me it says AMIDEWINx64.EXE’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file. How do i fix this?

  35. Will this interfere with any other game don’t want to change everything for one game and then get banned from another

  36. I receive this when attempting to change my drive id’s “volumeid’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

  37. it’s work for me on EFT and i have play the game for 3 days safe but I have two quastion…

    1. Do I need to repeat these steps or some of them every time I restart my PC or not?
    2. I am playing on my new windows account, can I play the game on my older windows account or keep play on the new one?


    EDIT: Still working!! I can’t believe this lol

  38. I get “The system cannot find the path specified.” When running Change the HWIDs of everything. How to fix ?

  39. For anyone wondering if it works.
    I just tried on Warzone and it worked.
    27 October 2022

    thank you bro!!

  40. I came back to confirm that it works!!
    It’s been a week and still unbanned. WOW!



  41. The first time that I tried it didn’t work, I was getting errors every time. That was like 2 weeks ago.
    I tried again on 25 October 2022 and it finally worked and i got back to the game instantly and since then i don’t have any issues!!
    I’ve spent countless hours on different guides and money on spoofers and can’t believe that this worked lol.

    Much love from New York!!! <3 <3

  42. Before this guide, I have to purchase to spoof HWID, even stil, got BSOD and few malware.
    First try this guide, works like a charm.

  43. Thank you for this guide man, you might want to add another regedit into this guide, “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient” and change the windows device ID using GUID generator, cheers.

  44. I was going to buy a spoofer, lucky i did a Google search before and found this! I tried it after they lifted my second consecutive sb 5 days ago, and I’m playing again the game i payed for, legitimately this time!

    Just one note: my game was installed on E: drive, during the cleaning with your shortcuts 4.1 and 4.2 i didn’t though about that, i obviously didnt find any game related folder in C: where your shortcuts are pointing and I thought the unistaller deleted everything. I noticed the folders after i installed the launcher, but luckly no problems. I think a different drive installation should be considered by your guide to make it more stupid-like-me-proof 😀

  45. i followed all the steps for the fortnite hwid. Could it be that i have a alienware computer it doesnt work maybe? i heard off a that helps with this stuff he doesnt do alienware motherboards

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