Up to 13,000 cheaters are being banned from PUBG every day

By midian182 · 22 replies
Oct 16, 2017
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  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it’s better known, is breaking Steam records. The multiplayer battle royale game, which is one of our Best PC games you should be playing, now holds the platform record for most concurrent players — over 2.2 million — and is owned by more than 16 million people. That sort of popularity means it's rife with hackers, but PUBG is fighting back.

    The Twitter account of BattlEye — a third-party anti-cheat system that is also used in games such as DayZ and Arma 3 — has revealed that over 322,000 cheaters have been banned from PUBG so far. Just a few weeks ago, PlayerUnknown himself — developer Brendan Greene — revealed that the figure stood at 150,000.

    In a separate tweet, BattlEye explained that it was banning players at a rate of 6000 – 13,000 per day, with nearly 20,000 cheaters being kicked from the game in the 24 hours leading up to Friday, October 13th. The company added that the vast majority of those being banned are from China.

    Earlier this month, PUBG was hit with over 23,000 negative Steam reviews, most of which came from Chinese players angry that ads for a third-party VPN were appearing on the game’s lobby screen.

    In other PUBG news, recent rumors suggest that the game could soon get a release in Russia. Greene is currently visiting the country for some meet-and-greets and closed-door meetings. Moreover, the discovery of a ‘MAILRU shirt’ on the test servers suggest the involvement of Russian internet giant Mail.Ru, which operates Russia’s three most popular social media sites, as well as email services and a number of online games.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,184   +1,863

    You know, if they wanted to appeal to all the players they would have a "B" version on line so when a player got caught cheating they immediately were sent to the "B" site and banned from the "A" site.
     
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  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,885   +1,032

    That's a great idea.
    Don't ban the cheaters, just force all the cheaters onto the same servers. Don't say anything or warn them, just slide them over.
     
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  4. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Addict Posts: 136   +72

    So you are suggesting they setup a "cheat server"??????
     
  5. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Addict Posts: 185   +100

    Sounds like he is.

    I can just imagine the vitriol they'll be throwing at each other, accusing one another of cheating...only to sit there with their mouths wide open when the admins say, "well, yeah...that's why you're all on these servers"...
     
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  6. Taiga

    Taiga TS Rookie

    Meanwhile, at Battlefront...
     
  7. BadThad

    BadThad TS Booster Posts: 130   +69

    Cheats will always exist online, they are no different from the rest of the criminal element.

    I HATE GAME CHEATERS!!!!
     
    Brock Kane, dirtyferret and TheBigT42 like this.
  8. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 520   +332

    So this is where those incompetent CS go players have been for the past week.
     
  9. Kashim

    Kashim TS Rookie Posts: 20   +10

    Uh yeah, and those cheaters who got sent to server "B" would simply start over on server "A". Cheaters don't want to play against other cheaters.
     
    dirtyferret likes this.
  10. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Rookie

    "concurrent players — over 2.2 million"

    "over 322,000 cheaters have been banned"

    I don't recall cheating actually 'playing' the game. Do you? So, ~1.88 million actual players and falling?
     
  11. roberthi

    roberthi TS Booster Posts: 199   +44

    With numbers like those, why the heck would I play, let alone buy, such crap?
     
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  12. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee TS Booster Posts: 117   +37

    I think they sent them all over to Battlefield 1. :(
     
  13. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Addict Posts: 163   +85

    Don't think he's promoting a "cheat" server for say. I think he means, as the cheaters start to realize they, themselves are being duped by other cheaters, gives them a taste of their own medicine! I myself, like the idea!

    Have the list of IP's that are known cheaters and bump them to a server all by themselves. Just permanently ban those known IP's from legitimate PUBG servers.
     
  14. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Addict Posts: 163   +85

    Believe me and 15 other million players. (Excluding the whimpy cheaters of course) It's a great game! If you like shooters, this game is a must. For $30, come on! You'll love it!
     
  15. Hobbr

    Hobbr TS Rookie

    That's a great idea + give them a small handful of servers per region so they need to queue to get in only to play against a bunch of other cheaters. Can Valve learn something from this banning practice? I played an MM for the first time in two months and there were at least four confirmed cheaters in game.
     
  16. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    When the cheaters are under control I may buy. EA servers are cheat servers.great idea don't ban .transfer them to a cheat server .and say nothing.
     
  17. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Booster Posts: 101   +31

    No. Infect cheaters with a virus and totally destroy their computers for being such pathetic noobs.
     
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  18. Qrox

    Qrox TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +12

    It's all fun and games till the system picks up your game by accident and ruins your PC.
     
    ShagnWagn likes this.
  19. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,554   +1,000

    It's been done before and it can work, but managing a second set of servers just for cheaters is not something that most devs want to do or have time for.
     
  20. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Booster Posts: 141   +54


    The problem with this is the developers know if they do this, they will lose money. Cheaters will ultimately always be cheaters. They will purchase the game again and look for more up to date cheats to work with. CS has had this problem since the start. Cheaters or not, they buy more copies, devs make more money. It's all about money.
     
  21. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Booster Posts: 101   +31

    If you don't cheat, you have nothing to worry about
     
  22. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Addict Posts: 163   +85

    Sad but true!
     
  23. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Addict Posts: 163   +85

    Seen that PUBG took down the Leader Boards! Love that! Now the cheaters can't sit there and stroke themselves seeing their names at the top of the list!
     

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