PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was taken down more than a week back to incorporate “changes” for the back-end system in order to combat a new wave of cheaters and hackers. Today we finally come to know how beneficial the recently deployed anti-cheat measures have been for the community.
According to a press release shared by Inven earlier today, the developer successfully isolated and permanently banned 80,120 accounts between October 30 and May 11 for using “unauthorized illegal program” while playing.
The announcement does not explicitly clarifies the region from where the most amount of banned accounts hail from, but it is likely assumed to be South Korea and China. The local gaming cafes over there have for long allowed players to freely inject third-party program for unfair advantage in online games, giving western developers severe headaches in return.
“We will continue to strive to create a sound and fair game environment for our users,” PUBG Corp. stated. “We will do our best to become a PUBG that strives to provide better service.”
PUBG has so far used BattlEye as its primary anti-cheat system for profound results. It banned more than 42,000 accounts in a single day last month. However, it is always a matter of time before cheat-developers understand loopholes and begin evading the system.
We can hope that PUBG Corp. remains vigilant in the time to come and keep battling this never-ending war against cheaters and hackers.