PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Bans Thousands of Cheaters Every Day

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Bans Thousands of Cheaters Every Day

Over 150,000 hackers have been served a kick in the pants.

Cheaters and hackers beware: If you're caught plying your grimy trade in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, you'll be bounced out the door faster than a fox running after a chicken dinner.

The enormous success of Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's Battle Royale-style arena game means a few cheaters will inevitably slip through the cracks. Or maybe more than a few. On September 13, Greene tweeted over 150,000 cheaters have been ejected from PUBG, and 8,000 of that number were expelled in a 24-hour period between September 12 through 13.

Last month, Eurogamer talked to Greene about his methods for dealing with PUBG cheaters. His process is short and sweet: Players who notice a problem can fill out a report. Anyone who's caught cheating or hacking is banned immediately and permanently. No second chance, no compromise.

"If you're caught cheating or using any third-party tool that gives you an advantage we ban you straight away," Greene told Eurogamer. "Permanent ban, no appeal. For a competitive game, we can't have cheats. It would just discredit the game as a whole so you know we're actually very firm on that."

PUBG is currently in early access on Steam. We stream it heck of often for our USgamer Lunch Hour.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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