I know your first thought when reading that headline is 'This is clickbait!'. . . but no PUBG and BattlEye really did ban over 1 Million accounts for cheating within Playerunkown's Battleground.
At the end of last year they were already up to 1,500,000 accounts banned, but January alone almost doubled that number. While this seems like a positive change to preventing people from using cheats within the game, it brings up the question of how many of these accounts will ultimately be back playing again? Yes, those 'accounts' might not be back, but the people playing on those accounts might be.
Does it mean that BattlEye and Bluehole don't care when they allow those who use cheats to ultimately play on another account? No, and I think Bluehole is a great development company to have behind PUBG, and I don't believe they would want PUBG partnering with a anti-cheat company. But in this day and age with technology changing constantly it does make it harder to stop these cheats and hacks, especially for these Battle Royale type games where everyone wants to be first.
So while there's no doubt that some of those 2 million accounts that have been banned will ultimately have those account owners coming back under a new alias, I think we can all appreciate the continued work in trying to make the game enjoyable for everyone.
For those of you who play Playerunknown's Battleground day in and day out, have you seen any difference throughout all these different ban waves that have been going through?