Over 2.5 million Battlegrounds India (PUBG) players get banned on a single day, as developers double down on tougher anti-cheat measures
As part of an effort to address concerns with cheating and griefing, Krafton recently announced that it had permanently banned 2,519,692 Battlegrounds Mobile India accounts, along with temporarily banning a further 706,319 accounts over the month of October. BGMI's Play Store listing indicates that it's clocked in fewer than 100 million downloads. This means the bans have affected at least 3 percent of the BGMI community.
Alongside implementing player bans, Krafton highlighted further actions it's taking to discourage cheaters. These include stronger anti-cheat detection software, and investigations into and bans of YouTube channels that promote cheating.
PUBG was initially banned in India last September, alongside hundreds of other Chinese mobile apps in the aftermath of a Sino-Indian military clash in the Himalayas. BGMI represents a relaunch of PUBG by South Korean company Krafton, sans its earlier ties to Tencent. While BGMI servers aren't as full as PUBG's in its heyday, the rapid month-to-month growth in downloads means it could regain the popularity of its earlier incarnation.
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