PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS reached an amazing milestone this past weekend, passing 20 million copies sold! The game also reached another milestone overnight by posting that over 700,000 PUBG accounts have been banned for cheating. So, about 3.5% of the games user base has tried out cheating at one time or another and got caught doing so. With PUBG costing roughly $29.99 per copy that adds up to around $20,993,000 spent by cheaters!
After releasing new security updates last week, we banned almost 100,000 PUBG accounts this past weekend totaling over 700,000. That being said, fighting cheaters will always remain WIP and never be solved completely, especially in the most popular Battle Royale game.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) November 14, 2017
The good news is that the folks behind PUBG are continuing to work on new anti-cheat measures for this last-man-standing shooter and have some maintenance scheduled tomorrow to implement even more changes. If you want to know how to report a PUBG cheater or hacker be sure to check out our guide!
We have scheduled a one-hour maintenance to implement additional changes to our backend system needed for an anti-cheat measure. This maintenance will start at November 15th, 11AM KST / 3AM CET / November 14th 6PM PST. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) November 14, 2017
The Battle Royale game race between Fornite and PUBG is on though as both games passed 20 million players this month. A quick look at PUBG sales shows that over 20.2 million copies have now sold (total retail sales are likely around $600,000,000). With millions of people playing Fornite and PUBG it seems like Battle Royale style games are here to stay.
We just passed 20 million players across all of Fortnite since launch! Thanks from the bottom of our 💗💜💚 pic.twitter.com/LuVV5vb7wj
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 6, 2017