I haven’t come across a single hacker in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Not an obvious one at least. Maybe that means I need to be more observant, or perhaps it’s a testament to the game’s anti-cheat system, which is banning more than 6,000 suspected cheaters every day.
That’s according to BattlEye, which polices the game’s servers. Its official account tweeted yesterday that between 6,000 and 13,000 players are getting their marching orders daily.
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On Saturday morning, it had cracked down on nearly 20,000 players within the previous 24-hour period. The “vast majority” of those were from China, where in-game ads recently caused a flood of negative reviews of the game to hit Steam.
In total, the service has blocked 322,000 people, double the number that was reported by the game’s creator Brendan Greene, aka PlayerUnknown, last month. That’s a rapid rise.