That’s an impressive number!
It feels like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has constantly been in the news in recent months,and almost none of the talk about it has been negative – the game has seriously made waves in the industry as of late. Today, it was announced that the anti-cheat service that PUBG utilizes, BattlEye, is extremely effective at tackling cheaters, with between 6,000 and 13,000 players banned every single day. In total, the anti-cheat tool has banned over 322,000 cheaters, and this number will continue to grow as the game still rises in popularity.
We are currently banning at a rate of 6K-13K per day, nearly 20K within the last 24 hours alone. The vast majority is from China.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) October 13, 2017
It’s an interesting but unsurprising statistic to know that the vast majority of bans in PUBG are from China – the game is incredibly popular over there, and in early October there was a slew of complaints about lag and in-game advertising, resulting in a Steam-based review bomb. The amount of bans and review-bomb fiasco are likely unrelated, though – the number of cheaters is likely due to the sheer number of players coming from China.
BattlEye is a well-known Anti-cheat program at this point, and whilst PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is easily the most popular game that utilises it, the service has been around for many years, and a great many games count on it – ensuring its effectiveness when it comes to bans.
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