Battlefield 5 designer banned from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pleads innocence with montage video

Florian 'Drunkkz3' Le Bihan works at DICE as a gameplay designer on Battlefield 5. Bihan is also an avid shooter fan and a former player for Fnatic's esports team, so he decided to dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's multiplayer. However, as Bihan said on Twitter (as spotted by a Resetera user), he was banned from Black Ops 4 not long after he started playing.  

The ban message Bihan received was vague: "Drunkkz3 has been banned from playing on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 servers. Sign in with another profile to play online." This didn't really tell Bihan why he was banned, so he did the only thing he could: compile a video of his Black Ops 4 kills to demonstrate his enthusiasm for the game and argue his innocence. You can watch it below. After seeing Bihan in action, I have to wonder if Treyarch's anti-cheating system registered him as an aimbot user - he jokingly suggested as much on Twitter

Bihan's impressive video seems to have done the trick: as he said on Twitter, Treyarch unbanned him earlier today, which is a pretty quick response time. It's nice to see one of the developers behind one of this year's most anticipated shooters celebrating the work of a competing series, and you've got to love the happy ending. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers some of the best CoD multiplayer in ages. Check out our full review for more details.  

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a senior writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature, all while playing as many roguelikes as possible.