The number of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bans that the game and its developers have done in the past three months has reached 25,000, meaning that a large number of people that have played the game have gotten kicked from the game and won’t be able to play it anymore on the PC.
25,000 is only around .6% of all of the copies of the game that have been sold, but one hacker can ruin a game for a lot of people considering the large numbers of players that are normally in any given game. While it may seem minor when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has around 2.8 million players, keep in mind they’re being dropped into games a hundred at a time.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer survival game where up to a hundred players are dropped onto a deserted island and battle to the death to try and be the last one standing. Despite only being in Early Access it has proven to be immensely popular, selling over four million copies and making millions of dollars.
It’s likely that the high number of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bans are due to a lot of people thinking that because the game is in Early Access they can cheat and not get caught. Hopefully the fact that they’ve been banned will dissuade others from trying to do the same.
PC games are also one of the most vulnerable sorts of games to hacking and cheating due to the large number of different cheat softwares and aimbots that can be added to games to give players an unfair advantage.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bans will likely continue in the future as Bluehole, the game’s developer, works closely with Battleye, an anti-cheating software company, to make the game more secure. Hopefully all of these cheaters being caught will serve as a warning to other people that want to cheat in the game.