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Thousands of PUBG Mobile players hit with 10-year bans

Published: 9/Oct/2019 11:03 Updated: 9/Oct/2019 11:42

by Kamil Malinowski

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Thousands of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile players have been banned for 10 years as the game developers continue their battle against a cheating problem that has plagued the game since release.

PUBG was one of the first games to bring the battle royale genre into the gaming spotlight back when it launched in 2017. It was an instant success, taking over Twitch and quickly gathering millions of fans.

However, much like any competitive game, it faced a problem with hackers and cheaters using third party programs to give themselves an unfair advantage and the PUBG Corporation have been fighting to solve the issue ever since.

PUBGPUBG became an instant hit when it released in 2017.

It was no different for the mobile version, which launched in early 2018, it gained popularity and cheaters ran rampant through the servers. The developers would update the game to stop certain programs from working and ban players who were caught, but they would always return.

To show players of the game just how tough the battle against hackers can be, PUBG began to share updates of just how many mobile players were being banned on their mobile website while even sharing the player’s account names.

pubg corpPUBG mobile gave fans of the game a chance to play on the go.

In just one day in October 2019, a post from the PUBG Mobile website reported that thousands of players received bans for 10 years for using third-party software, with multiple posts throughout the month showing lists of hundreds more players also receiving a ban. 

These bans affect players all around the world and include a variety of reasons, giving fans an idea of just how many players out there are using cheats and how the developers are putting in a lot of work and successfully catching a lot of people breaking the rules. 

So, while the game may not be completely cheat-free and you may occasionally find some players using third-party tools in your games, PUBG are making it less likely by the day.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.