The “anti-cheat gold standard” BattlEye is reporting that PUBG bans now exceed over 1.5 million. That’s over 800,000 accounts banned since November 14.
The latest figures were provided via the BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) Twitter account:
Update on the number of PUBG bans: 1,500,000.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) December 28, 2017
After releasing new security updates last week, we banned almost 100,000 PUBG accounts this past weekend totaling over 700,000. That being said, fighting cheaters will always remain WIP and never be solved completely, especially in the most popular Battle Royale game.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) November 14, 2017
What is driving so many players to cheat? In a game like PUBG, where the satisfaction comes from getting better and growing as a player, cheating seems like it would be boring and ruin the magic.
But, what do I know? Clearly there’s some fun to be had when cheating in PUBG, otherwise 1.5 million(!!!) accounts wouldn’t have risked it.
What do you make of these figures? A bit insane, right? Let me know.
In other PUBG news, the Xbox One “Game Preview” version entered the UK sales charts at #4, Minkonet is providing the tech behind the new 3D replay and killcam features, and a map selection option is coming to the game at some point after launch.
Source: TheBattlEye (Twitter)