Manually updating punkbuster
With the many places I had to look and find things I thought it would be best to just put some information here collectively to help individuals going through this in the future.Thanks go to the following places for helping me gather information on this topic.Any server that runs Punk Buster enforces Punk Buster bans because no one wants to play with a cheater. Get the latest version of Punk Buster Updater HERE 2. Make sure Pnk is on your exceptions list of your firewall/anti-virus software to ensure it can communicate properly with the Punk Buster servers. If you still get kicks, such as “Can’t Initialize Pnk Bstr B.exe”, go to the Start Menu.You can check your anti-virus/firewall software manual for instructions on adding exceptions. In the “Run/Search” bar, type “services.msc” and press Enter.Note: You will not be able to join any matches of games that user Punkbuster until you re-install it.
My assumption is they had contracts with Activision to support these Call of Duty games for periods of time and when those contracts expired Activision made the decision to not renew those contracts because of the latest games being released.I keep getting kicked because I time out updating Punkbuster.I know I am not the only person with this problem as I saw 2 other people get kicked for the same thing in the last server I was in, before I got kicked.Our approach, technology, and experience have made Punk Buster the top-tier anti-cheat solution in the video game industry.
Before you begin: Punk Buster is not an EA-made program.There are still a lot of servers running Punk Buster in the older Call of Duty titles and if you can’t get your Punk Buster files updated on the client side you will most likely run into issues when joining or trying to play on Punk Buster enabled servers.