HWID (hardware) bans are the hardest to bypass since, apart from your IP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers that are banned. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to punish cheaters in-game that’s why the last few years, a lot of them have started banning players based on their hardware serial numbers(HWID BAN) and IP/MAC addresses.
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 are the following:
- League of Legends
- CS: GO
- Escape from Tarkov
- Rainbow Six Siege
While reading this information, it might seem unlikely to you to bypass the HWID bans, 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 HWID ban on any game.
To bypass the HWID ban on any game with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same exact order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you skip or change the order, you will most likely get banned instantly again!!
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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
The files and the whole guide were updated on May 2022 to keep up with the latest updates & patches.
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 is to completely uninstall the game and the launcher and make sure to clear every single file related to them. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the HWID ban.
Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate the game and the launcher, 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 launcher and delete them.
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 launcher 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 – Change your Disk’s Serial IDs.
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 files you previously downloaded and go to step 2. 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 drives 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 of your drive 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 3 – Change HWIDs of everything.
Now it’s time to change the system UUID, Baseboard serial number, System Serial, Chassis serial, etc. This is where all the magic happens. We are going to change every single hardware identifier that games flag on an HWID ban.
Navigate to “STEP 3 – Change HWIDS” 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 HWIDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new HWIDs for every hardware part.
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 4 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the game you got HWID banned. It’s pretty easy to do. Below you can find the step-by-step instructions on how to do that.
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 5 – Mask your IP Address.
Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will even make or break everything you did above to bypass the HWID ban. 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).
This is the most commonly asked question. Do I need a VPN? YES! You do. If you don’t use a new IP, your new account will get linked to your HWID ban, and it will be blocked, sometimes instantly or after a few hours/days.
Do I need to play the game with a VPN connection at all times? Yes, that’s one of the reasons I recommend getting NordVPN because you will have the lowest ping possible on any online game.
Why not use a Free VPN? Slow speed, high ping, and disconnections all the time which can leak your IP and get you banned instantly again. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try yourself.
I can’t find a completely free method because you will need a VPN 100% to play your favorite game again, but you can get NordVPN for 3.29$ per month, which is the best possible solution I can think of.
How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address leaked:
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 free number from the Hushed App, or try to find another app that gives you a trial or cheap phone number.
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Create a new Windows User. (Recommended but required)
Recently I updated this guide to avoid reinstalling Windows from scratch, but instead of that, you will have to create a new Windows user. Pretty easy to do so; just follow the steps shown in the video below.
Step 9 – Change Monitor HWID
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 9 – 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 10 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.
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 you one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.
I never needed to hide any of my peripherals ID to bypass the hardware id ban on all the tests I’ve done on different games. Still, many people have been sending me messages to include it as part of the solution since it helped many of them.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to hide your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral serial number:
Navigate to the “STEP 10 – Change Mouse, Keyboard, Controller, SNs” folder, 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 11 – 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, 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!
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