Last Updated on 1st February 2023
HWID (hardware) bans on Call of Duty Vanguard are the hardest to bypass since, apart from your IP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers(IDs) blocked by Call of Duty Vanguard. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to ban cheaters in-game that’s why a lot of them, including Call of Duty Vanguard, have started HWID banning players based on their hardware parts permanently in the last few years.
While as I said above, the Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard. You will get un hardware banned in Call of Duty Vanguard. This process will take some time, so you have to be patient and careful with the instructions below.
This method will not unban your Call of Duty Vanguard account, but it will allow you to play again on your PC permanently.
To get unbanned from the hardware ban on Call of Duty Vanguard 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 on Call of Duty Vanguard, and you will have to redo everything.
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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.
I’ve collected into a folder all the files and tools you will need to change your HWIDs, and IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on Call of Duty Vanguard. The same exact method can be used to bypass hardware ban in any game.
HWID Bypass Files
YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES IF YOU WANTED TO.
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.
SO PLEASE DON’T MESSAGE ME ASKING IF THEY ARE SAFE TO DOWNLOAD
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE OFFICIAL SOURCES IN EACH STEP OF THE ARTICLE AND DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF AND DO EVERYTHING MANUALLY IF YOU WISH TO.
The files were updated in February 2023 to keep up with the latest Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard and clear all traces.
The first and most important thing you’ll have to do when you are hardware banned on Call of Duty Vanguard is to completely uninstall Call of Duty Vanguard 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 hardware id ban.
Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate Call of Duty Vanguard, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.
Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC. Please double-click each shortcut on the first folder of the files, look for folders/files related to Call of Duty Vanguard, 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 Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard and choose Delete.
Step 2 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number
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 an Call of Duty Vanguard hardware ban. Luckily, changing your hard drives’ serial number is effortless to do, and it won’t cause any issues on your hard drives or files if you follow the steps below.
Below you can find how to change the serial numbers of all of your hard drives.
Navigate to the folder with the previously downloaded files and go to “Step 2 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 you will be asked which drive ID you want 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 permanently unbanned from Call of Duty Vanguard.
Step 3 – Change the HWIDs of everything.
In this step, you will learn how to change your hardware ID(HWID) on every hardware part of your PC that Call of Duty Vanguard bans.
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 Call of Duty Vanguard flags 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 hardware parts IDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new hardware IDs for every hardware part that was banned from Call of Duty Vanguard.
Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look like the one below.
You’ve successfully changed all your system hardware IDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step to permanently fix the ban on Call of Duty Vanguard.
Step 4 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the Call of Duty Vanguard HWID 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 and get you in trouble again.
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 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 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 & 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 Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard are very high.
How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen by Call of Duty Vanguard:
Step 6 – Change your MAC address.
The next thing that immediately gets banned by Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Browserling, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it into 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 or some options were missing
Download Technitium MAC Address Changer and follow the instructions below.
There is 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 “Change Now!“.
Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.
Now that you got everything ready, it’s time to create a new Call of Duty Vanguard account or buy a cheap one from one of these websites: MMOGA, MMOGAH.
Navigate to the Call of Duty Vanguard Official Website and create a new account with new details.
- 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. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, and get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Change Monitor HWID
In some rare cases, your monitor serial might also be a part of the HWID ban. 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 9 – 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 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 10 – Change Mouse, Keyboard, Controller, SNs” 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 Call of Duty Vanguard and install it on your computer.
Please navigate to the official website of Call of Duty Vanguard, download it, install it, and log in with your new account.
Call of Duty Vanguard HWID Ban: Frequently Asked Questions
Does Call of Duty Vanguard HWID Ban players?
Yes, Call of Duty Vanguard does HWID Ban players frequently to keep the rest of the players protected.
If you log into Call of Duty Vanguard, and you receive a message that your account is banned or blocked, then the Anti-cheat may have detected any hacks or 3rd party software on your PC.
To remove the HWID ban in Call of Duty Vanguard, 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:
– Network Card
– CPU (in some cases)
How long does the Call of Duty Vanguard HWID ban last?
The duration of a hardware(HWID) ban on Call of Duty Vanguard 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 Call of Duty Vanguard with VPN?
Yes, playing Call of Duty Vanguard while connected to a VPN is perfectly fine! Thousands of people worldwide use VPNs to play Call of Duty Vanguard without any issues.
How to know if you are hardware banned on Call of Duty Vanguard?
If your Call of Duty Vanguard 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 on Call of Duty Vanguard?
A hardware ban or HWID ban on Call of Duty Vanguard 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 from Call of Duty Vanguard, 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 Call of Duty Vanguard, ultimately, you must buy new PC parts.