[Update: Dec. 02] BlueStacks looking into Call of Duty: Mobile ban issue after v5.4 update, official workaround doesn't work

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on November 26, 2021) follows:

BlueStacks is one of the most popular Android game and app emulators. However, lately, its users have been facing some issues.

There seems to be a ban issue for Call of Duty: Mobile players on the BlueStacks emulator. Since a few days, it is no longer safe to play the game on BlueStacks (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Call of Duty: Mobile ban issue on BlueStacks emulator

There are multiple reports of Call of Duty: Mobile players on BlueStacks about the bans. The duration of these bans can vary, being 1 day the least severe, or up to 10 years in the most serious cases.

COD MOBILE multiple account banned, Bluestacks 5

Just recently I got banned on COD mobile several times, did what was suggested on the support, that thing did not even help! I already created several accounts and my main account is in a risk of total ban! I already did try it on several devices, still banned after even playing just one game! even tried creating a guest account and boom! BANNED! don’t make me wrong but the app is really good but with this issue don’t point it to the COD developers disclaimers about banning, it’s the app that is having an issue, I tried with other emulator and I was able to play several games without banning my other guest account. Fix this…
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The issue persists on BlueStacks 5.4, not safe to play COD Mobile

It should be noted that this problem had been present for a few weeks. But, it was expected that with the new BlueStacks v5.4 update, the bans would stop happening.

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However, in the last few days, there have been multiple reports of player bans on BlueStacks v5.4 as well.

CODM New Bans on 5.4.0.1063 – FORGET BLUESTACKS

After reports of new bans I installed the new version 5.4.0.1063 of Bluestacks to test my secondary account and was banned for 24 hours in the first match, it’s not enough for you guys to fix it, the emulator is good but it’s not certified by the developers, no matter how many times you fix it, developers of CODM will create a new trigger, and new accounts will be banned because the emulator is not certified, THE EMULATOR IS GOOD BUT NOT CERTIFIED.
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BlueStacks team is aware, official workaround doesn’t work

The BlueStacks team is already aware that even the latest v5.4 update is not safe to play Call of Duty: Mobile. Previously, they offered as a ‘workaround’ to use the aforementioned version. But, that didn’t help.

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To the problem of the bans that still persist, v5.4 BlueStacks team points out that this remains ‘at the discretion of the app developers’. But, the issue has been escalated to try to find a solution.

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At the moment, it is best to avoid playing Call of Duty: Mobile on BlueStacks. We will update this article if there is any new related development in the coming days.

You can also check the issues/bugs tracker dedicated to Call Of Duty games.

Update 1 (December 02)

IST 10:13 am: New reports now have it that BlueStacks has released a new patch update, version is 5.4.100. This patch reportedly fixes the CODM issues.

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