With over one million concurrent players it is no surprise that PlayerUnkown’s BattleGrounds needs to automate its banning system. BattlEye watches over the 100 player battle royale matches and has banned over 322,000 cheaters since the titles launch.
BattlEye the anti-cheat software company tweeted that they are “banning at a rate of 6k - 13k per day”, this is a huge number and shows just how rampant cheating can be in a popular title such as PUBG. To put this into perspective, PUBG banned over 25,000 cheaters during their first three months after launch, this means the number has increased sixfold since the 23rd March 2017.
Over 322,000 cheaters have been banned from PUBG so far, more than twice as many as posted by @PLAYERUNKNOWN just a month ago.— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) October 13, 2017
With the announcement of PUBG Corp, a division formed to be 100% dedicated to PUBG’s development, it will be interesting to see how the game continues to develop and how they will keep the cheaters out of this popular title.
PlayerUnkown’s BattleGrounds is available now on Steam Early Access and will be launching on Xbox One as part of their Xbox Game Preview program late 2017.