The developer “performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players.”
Over 100,000 people are receiving permanent bans in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
The PUBG team discussed the decision on its dev blog, saying the investigation of cheaters has been the highest priority since launching version 1.0 on PC.
“We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action,” the PUBG team said. “This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs.
“Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave.”
On top of this, the PUBG team is taking legal action in certain countries against cheat distributors. The developer also wants to improve its security systems.
There are a couple of gameplay tweaks on the way for PUBG as well. A fix is incoming for a death cam bug that shows no recoil on players, even though they aren’t using a cheat. And the blue zone will be getting rebalanced.
For more on the popular game, be sure to check out IGN’s PUBG review.