Almost 100,000 accounts were banned from PUBG last weekend alone

BattlEye has upped the ante against hackers.

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Almost 100,000 accounts were banned from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds last weekend, according to BattlEye.

The anti-cheat company also confirmed that the total number of bans in PUBG has reached over 700,000, more than doubling the total, which was announced to be 320,000 just one month ago.

The news of more bans comes just a few weeks after a public apology from the game’s developers, as cheating and hacking had become a rampant problem in the game over the past few months.

“As we announced before, we are in the process of adopting new tools to detect and verify users with unusual gameplay patterns and today, we will be rolling out additional measures,” said PUBG Corp. on Nov. 3. “We will continue to permanently ban those who are using cheats. When unusual gameplay patterns are detected from an account, that account will be temporarily suspended and investigated.”

It appears that the bans will continue to flow, as cheaters seem persistent in their efforts to tilt the playing field in their favor. But the fact that the number of banned accounts has doubled over the past month is a good sign for players hoping to play fair.