PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is exceptionally popular and it will have been the best selling game on Steam month on month for nearly a year next month. Although PUBG is incredibly popular, it has attracted hackers in their droves.
Cheat protection system BattlEye tweeted this morning that over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters were banned in January alone. They also state the cheating is escalating which means the problem is not really being addressed even with BattlEye.
The biggest complaint from PC gamers about the game is the cheating and also where the cheaters are based, and more often than not, it’s China. The game is massive over there and Chinese players are often playing with western gamers which has led to demands for region locked servers.
PUBG appear not too keen on the idea of region locked servers and PUBG’s Brendan Greene reiterated back in January they were instead adding a ping limiting system. New anti-cheat measures are also supposed to be rolling out this week.
Hackers are banned from the game but they come straight back with a new copy which could partially explain why the game is top of the Steam Top Sellers every week. PUBG are going to be in real trouble if this is not squashed fast, western gamers will continue to leave.
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We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) February 4, 2018