PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Is Offline Briefly to Help Bolster Anti-Cheat Measures

Cheaters never prosper.

Planning on getting some PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in? You might need to take some time off from your session, because the game is going down for a little while for some scheduled maintenance. Or, if you’re on the west coast, you still have a few hours to wait, in which case get in while the getting’s good.

You’ll only have to wait an hour for the fun and games to start back up again, but for the time being you’ll have to wait while developer Bluehole implements an “anti-cheat measure,” likely having something to do with the anti-cheat system BattlEye that the game already uses.

Last month it was reported that BattlEye had banned over 322,000 cheaters since PUBG first launched back in March, with up to 13,000 bans being handed out each day that passed. That’s a lot of bans. Last week, BattlEye had banned about 25,000 cheaters in a 24-hour period, which makes you wonder how stringent the requirements are or how many are actually breaking the rules.

In any case, take some time off PUBG to make a purchasing decision between one of the three huge games hitting this weekend: Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Assassin’s Creed Origins. There’s bound to be something there that should keep you interested for the next hour.


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