It appears PUBG Corporation is fed up with the constant cheaters in PUBG Mobile. On Twitter, the developer went into details about the people who they’ve suspended alongside its timeline. Between August 20 to the 27, so in just a week, they’ve banned 2,273,152 accounts and we’re sure that’s still counting. As for devices, they’ve suspended 1,424,854 permanently.
In the tweet, they also broke down the percentage of users and what hacks they used. For example, 12 percent used speed cheats as the lowest percent. On the other side of the spectrum, X-ray vision was the most-used hack in the chart with 32 percent of hackers using this cheat. It isn’t clear if they’re doubling up the numbers or counting the ones who used multiple at a time.
From August 20th to August 27th, 2,273,152 accounts and 1,424,854 devices have been permanently suspended from accessing our game, out of which these are the reasons:
⬜ 12%: Speed Cheats
⬜ 22%: Other
⬜ 27%: Auto-Aim Cheats
⬜ 32%: X-Ray Vision pic.twitter.com/0U7JFeSxtF
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) August 29, 2020
This sudden interest in keeping the cheating to a minimum could be due to the disaster that was the South Asian PUBG Mobile Club Open, which is the game’s competitive side. With such a widespread issue, even the competitive players were using cheats, leading to teams being accused of blatantly cheating in the open as far into the tournament as the semi-finals. In the end, up to 20 teams were cut from the Club Open event with lifetime bans plastered on team members.
Of course, both those numbers mean different things. If a hacker was a part of the banned accounts, those same users can easily make a new account and continue on their merry way. It isn’t quite as simple, though, if they were device banned. As the name implies, hackers with this sort of ban will not be able to access the game with a new account, rather they need to go through a completely different device.
PUBG Mobile is far from the only game seeing this hacking issue, not even Activision can keep a decent hold on keeping cheaters out of Call of Duty: Warzone, having to resort to pleading with the hackers to stop.
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