The most popular PC game bans thousands of players every day
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a big cheater problem. Luckily, PUBG uses an anti-cheat service that catches an insane amount of them every day.
PUBG‘s anti-cheat service BattlEye took to Twitter today to give an update on its efforts to make sure PUBG is cheater-free, revealing that the service has been banning anywhere from 6,000 to 13,000 players per day.
We are currently banning at a rate of 6K-13K per day, nearly 20K within the last 24 hours alone. The vast majority is from China.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) October 13, 2017
PUBG has grown into one of the most popular games ever made in the seven months since its early access release in March, and while it attracts millions of players every day, it also attracts a proportionately high number of hackers and cheaters.
BattlEye shared that, in total, over 322,000 people have been banned from PUBG for cheating, the majority of which happened in the last month.
Cheating in games like PUBG will probably never completely stop, but it’s comforting to know that the people behind the games are at least trying to make everything as fair as possible for every player.
PUBG is also still in early access, which means it hasn’t received a full release yet and players are basically playing a beta version of the game. More security measures may be added to the game before its expected release later this year.
Despite its early access status and cheater problem, PUBG has broken Steam’s record for highest number of concurrent players and continues to reach higher and higher player counts.