Over 1 Million PUBG Cheaters Were Banned During January

We knew Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds had a problem with bots and cheaters but the true extent of the problem has been revealed by a tweet by BattleEye, a company used by a number of online games including Fortnite and DayZ, to detect and ban cheats.

“We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate,” they tweeted.  PUBG celebrated thirty million players just before Christmas, with BattleEye banning 1.5 million payers during December making a total of at least 2.5 million banned players.

As rough estimate, somewhere around 8% of all players of the game have been banned from cheating.

Source: Twitter

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5 Comments

  1. They need to find a way to detect the cheats and ban them automatically, I’m still having to report almost every person who kills me.

    • Just because they kill you doesn’t mean they are cheating ?? (only joking?)

      Seriously, what kind of cheating do you see? I’m on PS4 for my gaming so don’t see this scale of cheating so am genuinely interested.

  2. Glad I’m gaming on console.

    • Yeah same here, would never consider a PC for MP games, theres just way too much of this crap that goes on.

      Can they not ban the users PC via MAC address? I have heard the prolific cheats just re-buy the game under a new account. Surely if they had to buy a new PC each time they are caught they would be more deterred.

      • MAC addresses can be quite easily spoofed too. Not sure how they are ever going to fix this issue…

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