PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds anti-cheat provider BattleEye has said that 99% of the game’s cheaters come from China.
If you have been around the community of PUBG for a while, you’ll know the game has a bit of a cheating problem. In January alone the game reportedly banned over a million players who used some kind of cheating as part of a serious effort to crack down on the problem. Even still, it seemingly persists. The community often lays the blame at the China server region of the game, but it’s been hard to know how much that is warranted and how much it is a generalisation.
Well, the game’s anti-cheat provider BattleEye has come out and cleared that up, and it seems that there definitely is a pretty big problem in the region. According to Youxi Story (via IGN) the company claims that as many as 99% of banned accounts are based in the Chinese region. That region is a huge one for the game too, as it accounts for 46% of the entire playerbase.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’s cheating problem is obviously not one that is going away anytime soon, and it’s not hard to see why. The items you get from crates, which you buy with points you receive for doing well in the game can be sold for real money. If you are continuing to win lots of games, you will be getting a lot of crates and items, all which hold real monetary value. It seems this problem is largest in China, so it’s clear something will have to be looked at in the region. I’m not exactly sure how PUBG Corp. and BattleEye will fix this problem specifically, but there are certainly many looking to them to do something. Hopefully sooner rather than later as it is a growing concern for the wider community.