This brings the total number of accounts banned to a whopping 700,000.
The great success that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has enjoyed also comes with a few drawbacks. One of the biggest issues that has plagued the game is the prevalence of cheating. To address these issues, Bluehole has been trying to implement anti-cheating measures to get rid of these players. The anti-cheat software that the game uses is called BattleEye and it has banned more than 100,000 accounts over the course of the weekend.
The developers had stated last week in a Tweet that they were working on implementing new anti-cheat measures and this was presumably the reason why the vaulting feature didn’t arrive when expected. This brings the total number of banned accounts to 700,000. Anyway, it’s nice to see the developers hard at work to ensure a fair gameplay environment for all players. Hopefully, this will help to reduce the prevalence of cheating in the game.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is set to release in Early Access for the Xbox One on December 12th and the game will also be enhanced for the Xbox One X. The PC version is also set to leave Early Access by late December.
Players, we are opening our test servers to test some new measures to better detect the use of cheats.
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) November 6, 2017
After releasing new security updates last week, we banned almost 100,000 PUBG accounts this past weekend totaling over 700,000. That being said, fighting cheaters will always remain WIP and never be solved completely, especially in the most popular Battle Royale game.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) November 14, 2017