PUBG Corp compensates wrongly-banned players with in-game currency

PUBG Corp compensates wrongly-banned players with in-game currency

The latest development in PUBG Corp's war against the cheaters is players being wrongfully banned.

In a post on its Steam page, the studio says that it has wrongly-banned some consumers and they were not able to access the game.

By way of compensation, PUBG Corp is giving accidentally banned gamers 20,000 BP - battle points - the battle royale title's in-game currency that can be spent on crates which include cosmetic items for both characters and weapons.

"As you know, one of our highest priorities is working towards eliminating hackers and cheaters from PUBG," this developer said.

"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.

"While we will continually work to improve these cheat detection methods, we ask for your patience on the hopefully few occasions where a false ban happens.

"For those players who were affected, we will be granting a small compensation of 20,000 BP to your accounts. 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."

Despite its wild success - with 400m-plus people having played the game - Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has had a real issue with cheaters. 99 per cent of these bad actors are from China and said cheating has slowed down development on the game as the studio tries to figure out how to handle this blight.

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