While hackers and cheaters run rampant in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG, the Battle Eye system is a banning innocent players. In the past 24 hours, “a bunch of innocent players” were banned from PUBG due to a glitch in the system.
1 Million players were banned in January 2018 so one wonders how many of these one million players were actually hackers. According to Battle Eye, a fix is being worked on but no timeline is given. It is unclear how many players were affected but they were enough to force the official Twitter account to Tweet for the first time since February.
We will have to wait and see when and how a fix is released. Hopefully, players will be compensated for this ban. Players have asked for a compensation and in such situations players were offered in-game coins and loot boxes in the past.
PUBG ban hammer dropping to innocent players is unacceptable, especially, when Battle Eye has failed to control actual cheaters. It is one of the reasons why the game’s player base has dropped 50% since Jan 2018.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC and Xbox One.