PUBG Corp has been testing its new anti-cheat measures over the past year, accidentally banning a plethora of innocent players in the process. While the developer has already corrected the mistake, it has now offered a “small compensation” of 20,000 Battle Points (BP), the in-game currency, to all who were wrongfully punished.
“As you know, one of our highest priorities is working towards eliminating hackers and cheaters from PUBG,” the developer explains in a Steam Community post. “We’ve made great strides in this area recently, but unfortunately sometimes we get it wrong, which was the case recently when a number of players were improperly banned and were unable to access the game for a period of time.”
Cheat detection and prevention is an important part of PUBG’s development, as it listens to the continued outcry of fans suffering from its hacker issue. Despite the wrongful bans, PUBG Corp ensures that it will be pushing ahead with further tests and asks the player base to be patient where possible.
Many of the bans came from apparent bugs during PUBG’s 18.104.22.168 version, with anyone logged in “between June 16, 11am—1:30pm PDT / June 16, 8pm—10:30pm CEST / June 17, 3am—5:30am KST” being eligible for the compensation. Similarly, those affected by botched internal ban detection logic can also claim.
“For those players who were affected, we will be granting a small compensation of 20,000 BP to your accounts,” continues PUBG Corp. “Compensation should already be showing up in affected players accounts. Please check below for full details on which accounts are eligible to receive this compensation. We apologize for anyone who missed out on game time due to this error and hope that this compensation helps make up for that lost time.”
KitGuru Says: While unfortunate, it’s a necessity in order to stomp out the underhanded practice of cheating. At the very least, the added compensation is a nice touch from the developer. Were you affected by a wrongful ban? Are you okay with being wrongfully banned given that it’ll help against cheater in the future?