The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community have been avoiding the Zombies mode like the plague because people are getting surprised with spontaneous bans while getting to high rounds.
According to Korlesa on Reddit, a significant number of players have reported being permanently banned while playing Zombies on PC in the last week or so. The common thread was that they had made it through 40 to 70 rounds of the mode, which is considered to be a solid achievement seeing as there is no limit to the length of the games. These people were shown an error that read "Sail 630 Nuclear Bug" which then booted them out of Black Ops Cold War and back to Battle.net. The launcher then informs them that their account has been banned - not a welcome sight from these people who claim that they've not been cheating. Compiled by Korlesa, there are over 200 posts on the topic of "Sail 630 Nuclear Bug" and since the three days that have passed since the post was published, that total is likely to have risen.
Speedrunner TheOfficialKHF was even hit by the bug when they were ninety minutes into their run, which was a heavy blow. "I've been banned since last Friday and it wasn't even from a high round, just a round 15 playing I did before work," said Spectre2K. "The last high round I attempted was that Tuesday, where we got to round 45 before a game crash. It's honestly disgusting that it's even lasted this long without being addressed, let alone fixed." The sheer scale of the issue is unbelievable, yet Treyarch has stood its ground and stated that "all infractions undergo a thorough review process by the security team before enforcement."
In a reply to a Reddit post about Zombies on PC, community manager Josh Torres said that the studios is "aware that some players are seeing the Sail 630 Nuclear Bug message and then are unable to connect while seeing a ban message." However, "the ban message is not a product of disconnect errors" and they added that the team "encourage[s]players to continue game Zombies as per usual, which includes chasing high-rounds and personal bests."
Regrettably, this hasn't done much to quieten the outrage over these bans, especially as Torres explained that they are justified and also unconnected to the appearance of a "Sail 630 Nuclear Bug" error. "If you are connected to our servers and your account receives enforcement, then you are disconnected from the server. A subsequent restart of the application will note that the account has received some form of enforcement," continued Torres.
In short, there is a bug going round, but if you've recently received a ban after getting that error message, then that is unrelated to the bug and Treyarch thinks you've been up to no good. The developers have been working on addressing the outbreak of "Sail 630 Nuclear Bug" and hopes that players stick with the mode while it is fixed. However, the overall sentiment within the community is that of derision, and Zombies will only suffer with the lack of players willing to risk the error.
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