PUBG Mobile: PUBG bans over 1 million accounts for cheating and game hacks – Using cheat codes and hacks in games has remained popular for years. But PUBG Corporation, the developer of the PUBG Mobile game has been clear that it won’t show any leniency to such gamers, announcing that it has permanently banned over 1 million players’ accounts due to using hacks and cheating in the game. Those players will not be able to access the game from the same account in the future.
The game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has been an immensely popular Esports title but to gain an advantage in the Battle Royale, many gamers take the easy route, using cheats and hacks. In this instance, 1,110,842 accounts used Auto-Aim hacks, Cross mark Speed hacks and Cross mark X-Ray Vision to gain an upper hand in the game. As a result, Tencent’s title banned the accounts that used such hacks between March 3 and March 11.
Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the #BanPan 🍳 From March 5th-11th, we permanently banned 1,110,842 accounts from accessing our game. The majority of reasons include:
❌ Auto-Aim Hacks
❌ Speed Hacks
❌ X-Ray Vision
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) March 14, 2021
Taking to Twitter, PUBG Mobile said, “Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the #BanPan Cooking from March 5th-11th, we permanently banned 1,110,842 accounts from accessing our game. The majority of reasons include: Cross mark Auto-Aim Hacks, Cross mark Speed Hacks and Cross mark X-Ray Vision.”
Among the banned gamers, 34% of them were from the Bronze category, 13%from Diamond, 11% from Platinum while 10% and 7% of them were from the Ace category. Furthermore, at least 1% of them were from the Conqueror category. As for the hacks, gamers mostly, 29%, used the auto-aim. Apart from that, 28% were X-Ray vision, 19% were speed hacks and 16% were other hacks that led to the ban.
However, to discourage such behaviour from gamers, PUBG Corporation comes up with regular in-game giveaways. Recently, the developers announced free in-game items including weapons and hoodies to celebrate PUBG’s 4th Anniversary. PUBG Mobile, which will celebrate its 3rd Anniversary, is also expected to announce contests and giveaways.
However, with the game banned in India by the government on national security grounds, neither the account suspension nor the giveaways will apply to the Indian market. As per the developers, they are trying to relaunch in India with permission from the government. But there hasn’t been any development on that front.