A developer working on Battlefield V at DICE was banned from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer for… being too good.
Florian Le Bihan is a gameplay designer on the upcoming war shooter and was bemused to find that he’d been banned from the game, despite not doing anything wrong.
Taking to Twitter, Florian appealed to Treyarch about the issue. “So I got banned from Black Ops 4 LOL. Could you please not @Treyarch ???”
To prove that he was not a cheat, Florian published a YouTube video showing off his truly remarkable skills with a pistol.
Florian is certainly talented, and also definitely not cheating, just tremendously proficient with his pistol headshots.
In a follow-up tweet, Florian noted that his headshot ratio and “drastic performance trend” may have caused umbrage with Black Ops 4’s anti-cheat system. He pointed out that his home PC is “probably the most clean thing ever” and that he barely has any other programs on, nevermind some sort of aimbot.
For clarity, Florian was a professional player before he started working on Battlefield, playing for team Fnatic, which explains his extraordinary skill.
Florian used another tweet to voice his praise for the game, and his ban is now lifted. Healthy competition between developers is always lovely to see. Perhaps Battlefield V will see Florian banned from his own game when he starts tearing up the competition when it drops next month on November 20.