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PUBG Mobile Permanently Bans Over 1.6 Million Accounts for Cheating

PUBG Mobile is still banned in India and it’s unclear if it will ever relaunch in the country, though the developers are working towards it.

PUBG Mobile has permanently banned over 1.6 million accounts in about five days, the developers have shared on Twitter. The most recent Ban Pan anti-cheat report shared by PUBG Mobile shows the various tiers of major part in different levels that were prohibited and a large portion of them were in Bronze. The tweet from late last week also shares percentages for the different types of cheats and hacks that were being used and most of these were auto-aim hacks that allow players to lock on to enemies.

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 restricted then and with the latest anti-cheat report, PUBG Mobile shared on Twitter that it prohibited 1,691,949 accounts from getting to the game for all time. 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 level, 13% were in Diamond, 12% in Crown, 11% in Silver and Platinum, 9% in Gold, 8% in Ace, and the excess 1% 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 past round of bans, 1,813,787 accounts were restricted from PUBG Mobile for using same hacks.

PUBG Mobile is as yet prohibited in India and however there have been attempts to relaunch it, the fate of the game remaining uncertain.