PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a massive hit, accumulating more than 15.5 million sales. The immense popularity of the video game has also attracted a ton of cheaters and hackers. New reports estimate that as many as 20,000 cheaters are being banned from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on a daily basis.
BattlEye, who oversees the proactive protection system that attempts to keep PUBG’s community clean, revealed the staggering number of cheaters that have been banned. The anti-cheat company said that over 322,000 players have been banned since PUBG’s release back in March, with the majority of the banning happening in the last month. BattlEye said they are currently banning at a rate of 6K-13K per day, and in the last 24 hours they banned 20,000 players. They noted that a vast majority of those who were banned were from China, which has seen a significant surge in player numbers.
Despite the cheating problem, PUBG broke Steam’s record for highest number of concurrent players and regularly hits over 2 million concurrent players.