PUBG Mobile introduced the Ban Pan anti-cheat system late in 2019 to rid the game of hackers and cheaters using certain exploits to get unfair advantage over their opponents. A lot of players have been banned since then and with the latest anti-cheat report, PUBG Mobile shared on Twitter that it banned 1,691,949 accounts from accessing the game permanently. This was done between March 28 and April 1.
In the tweet, PUBG Mobile also shared that out of these over 1.6 million accounts, 35 percent players were in Bronze tier, 13 percent were in Diamond, 12 percent in Crown, 11 percent in Silver and Platinum, 9 percent in Gold, 8 percent in Ace, and the remaining 1 percent in Conqueror.
Elaborating on the kind of hacks that players were using, PUBG Mobile shared that 34 percent of these banned accounts were using auto-aim and X-Ray vision hacks that allow players to lock on to opponents and spot other players through walls respectively. Speed hacks were being used by 12 percent of these accounts, 6 percent were using modification of area damage, 4 percent were modifying their character model, and 10 percent were using other types of hacks.
In the previous round of bans, 1,813,787 accounts were banned from PUBG Mobile for using the same hacks.
PUBG Mobile is still banned in India and though there have been attempts to relaunch it, the fate of the game remains uncertain.
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