PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has an estimated 600 million players worldwide and is the world’s most popular battle royale game, beating Fortnite Battle Royale, NetEase’s mobile game Knives Out, etc.
With its popularity, it faces a huge challenge-cheating, hackers continue to design new exploit methods to create cheating methods. However, Tencent continues to crack down on cheating.
In the latest anti-cheat report from January 8 to January 14, 2021, the technology giant hinted that a total of 1,217,342 accounts were permanently suspended during the period for using hacking and cheating methods.
Know the Ban 🍳 Fear the Ban 🍳👀 From January 8th-14th, 1,217,342 accounts have been permanently suspended from accessing our game. The majority of causes were:
❌ Modification of Character Model
❌ Auto-Aim Hacks
❌ X-Ray Vision
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) January 17, 2021
About 48 percent of these hackers have been banned for using auto-targeting hacks or changing character models. 22 percent of hackers were banned for using X-ray vision, 12 percent for quick hacking, and seven percent for modifying area damage.
The report also shows the rank the hackers were in when they got banned. The distribution is as follows: Bronze: 38%, Silver: 11%, Gold: 9%, Platinum: 11%, Diamond: 12%, Crown: 10%, Ace: 6% and Conqueror: 3%.
Last week, Tencent also released PUBG Mobile’s patch 1.2, which has new modes, weapons and more. The new mode is called Runic Power, which enables players to use certain functions to obtain chicken dinner.
The 17th season of PUBG Mobile is also approaching, it is called Runic Power and will be launched on January 19. As always, the new Royale Pass will also come with the season, which will contain new skins, emotions and more.
At the same time, after PUBG Corporation revoked Tencent’s license to distribute games in India, it is still uncertain when PUBG mobile devices will return to the Indian market.