PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ problem with cheaters has been a major issue for the game, and recent data from the company’s anti-cheat tech provider, BattlEye indicates that 99% of accounts that have been banned for cheating are from China.
Youxi Story reports the statistic, adding that 46% of PUBG’s total players are based in China. It makes the problem a significant one in PUBG’s most important territory.
One million accounts were banned for cheating in January, with BattlEye saying that “things continue to escalate” in spite of this.
PUBG reached a milestone this week, with sales reaching 30 million. Despite the apparent success, the active player base is beginning to drop off on PC, with the rampant cheating possibly acting as a contributing factor.
Since acquiring the rights for PUBG in China, Tencent has announced a PUBG Chinese server and will crack down on cheaters using plug-ins if the problem is a serious one.
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