BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

Over 1,044,00 bans in a single month for a premium PC game

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

The anti-cheating company BattlEye has confirmed that they have banned over 1 million players in January alone, saying that "things continue to escalate" within the game. 

This announcement comes around a month after it was reported that BattlEye banned over 1.5 million players from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, showcasing that cheating continues to be a problem within the game, even after new anti-cheating measures have been put in place.   

PUBG remains as Steam's most popular game, with the last 24-hour player peak for the game being 2,941,334 players on Steam, with a significant portion of this player base coming from China. In recent months many players have called for China to be locked out of global matchmaking, with cheating being reportedly prevalent within the region. 

Last week PUBG disabled Steam Family sharing on PUBG, as yet another measure to prevent cheating within the game, acting as a potential workaround to allow banned players from replaying the title after a previous ban. This change will force cheaters to buy new copies of the game, making them a little less likely to cheat in the future. 

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone  

Cheating is currently PUBG's biggest problem, actively discouraging players from playing the title and actively driving a lot of the game's player away and towards competing Battle Royale titles like Fortnite. These issues need to be addressed for PUBG to continue to grow and thrive. 

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05-02-2018, 04:44:22

Thats half of player population. Insane.Quote

05-02-2018, 05:14:21

you have to be retarded to be banned and buy the game another time.Quote

05-02-2018, 06:28:10

Originally Posted by Piskeante View Post
you have to be retarded to be banned and buy the game another time.
Depends on the game, I'd say. I've been gamebanned directly by Treyarch (gameban != VAC ban!) in CoD Black Ops 3 for no apparent reason and would've bought the game again, if I hadn't payed such a high price already, simply because it was that good.

As you can't earn anything in PUBG and there is no rank system or unlock, I could see many players buying it again, since everyone always starts at zero. And honestly: If you don't care about the loot boxes and always sell them, like me, then the game pretty much pays itself. You can't get real money out of the system, but you get my point.Quote

05-02-2018, 07:50:39

Originally Posted by A7ibaba View Post
Thats half of player population. Insane.
Not even close.Quote

06-02-2018, 04:23:43

Not to be rude to WYP but does anyone really care about this?

Every game that is online is rife with cheaters so bans will constantly be sent out and enforced.

Reporting things like this to me just spreads hype in a negative way "this game is full of cheaters so dont bother playing it"Quote

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