Over 1.5 million accounts have been banned from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by BattlEye anti-cheat, the company has announced.
This new high is up from over 700,000 in BattlEye’s last update from the middle of November, which means that the bans have more than doubled in just about a month and a half.
It’s been an ongoing battle for both BattlEye and PUBG Corp. Hackers and cheaters have continued to flow into the game, which now has over 30 million players since releasing into early access in March.
While BattlEye’s bans automatically detect cheat software, a new weapon in the war against hackers is PUBG’s new replay system. Players can now go back and watch their previous games to confirm whether or not they were killed by someone who appears to be cheating.
More often than not, the cheats are blatant and not difficult to spot. But some are still able to slip through the cracks of BattlEye somehow, even with the insane number of auto-bans.
It seems like the fight against those trying to gain an uneven advantage will continue to wage on well into 2018. But BattlEye and PUBG Corp have pledged to pursue every avenue to stop these cheaters to keep the game fun and fair.