BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone

The anti-cheating company BattlEye has confirmed that they have banned over 1 million players in January alone, saying that “things continue to escalate” within the game. 

This announcement comes around a month after it was reported that BattlEye banned over 1.5 million players from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, showcasing that cheating continues to be a problem within the game, even after new anti-cheating measures have been put in place.   

PUBG remains as Steam’s most popular game, with the last 24-hour player peak for the game being 2,941,334 players on Steam, with a significant portion of this player base coming from China. In recent months many players have called for China to be locked out of global matchmaking, with cheating being reportedly prevalent within the region. 

Last week PUBG disabled Steam Family sharing on PUBG, as yet another measure to prevent cheating within the game, acting as a potential workaround to allow banned players from replaying the title after a previous ban. This change will force cheaters to buy new copies of the game, making them a little less likely to cheat in the future. 

BattlEye has banned over 1 million PUBG players in January alone  

Cheating is currently PUBG’s biggest problem, actively discouraging players from playing the title and actively driving a lot of the game’s player away and towards competing Battle Royale titles like Fortnite. These issues need to be addressed for PUBG to continue to grow and thrive. 

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