If you’re relying on cheats to win delicious chicken dinners in PUBG Mobile, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Over 3,500 players have woken up to a ten-year ban for cheating on the battlefield, and PUBG Mobile isn’t done yet.
The ban wave, which is dated September 2019, targeted players using cheats, modified in-game data, and virtual apps, and it forms part of the company’s attempt to cleanse its game from players who use third-party applications to gain the unfair advantage.
We all know it’s not fun to play against cheaters, and with the game’s growing esports scene, it’s about time PUBG Mobile started to clamp down on it. And with ten-year bans being handed out, PUBG Corporation and Tecent are sending out a strong message to those who dare to push the boundaries.
In a press release, which also has the details of every banned player, PUBG Mobile says: We have always strived to deliver a gaming environment that is fair and enjoyable for each and every player and prevent cheating.
“We take this issue very seriously; as such, each account in violation has received a 10-year ban. We would like to remind all players about the importance of fair play, and thank you for keeping PUBG MOBILE fair and fun.
“If you suspect that a player is cheating or using an unauthorized 3rd party app to dishonestly assist their game play in a match, please use the in-game reporting system to notify us. We investigate all such reports thoroughly and you will be informed of the findings.
We will continue to enforce stringent discipline against cheaters and publish the IDs of confirmed cheaters. Thank you for helping us make PUBG MOBILE a better game.”
Sadly, those on the end of the banhammer won’t be able to enjoy PUBG Mobile’s latest update, which adds cosmetics from The Walking Dead.