When PUBG launched last year, it only took the game a little while to take off. And once it was off the ground, there is no stopping its rise. But it has faced the same problems every popular multiplayer game faces, and that is cheaters. People wanting to get a quick fix to win games without having to work too hard often have resorted to cheating. And with PUBG’s rise came a slew of cheating software that had common cheats like seeing through walls, aimbotting, speedhack, and quick health fix among others. There are even some unusual ones like bullets hits not registering, tagging loot all over the map and others.
And this has been one of the bigger reasons why PUBG has been bleeding out players since the beginning of this year. And it would be unfair to say that the developers at PUBG Corp. have not done anything to combat this and other issues, but they have been generally been slow about it.
A Reddit user has now compiled all the numbers that the developers have put out concerning the banning of cheaters. The person concluded that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has banned close to 13 million players since the game’s launch.
The month when the most bans occurred was January 2018, when Bluehole banned 1 million accounts on grounds of cheating. PUBG has put measures in place to control and identify cheaters, which include replays and option for players to report individuals. Then of course Bluehole on its own part relies on third-party software to detect cheaters.
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And after regular complaints from players, PUBG even made a dedicated website called FIX PUBG where players would see a roadmap to the things devs are working on and when they might be implemented. A big part of this roadmap consisted of weeding out cheaters from the game to make life easier for fair players.