PUBG Gives Freebies to 'Improperly' Banned Players


Not too long ago, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developers admitted to shortcomings when it came to supporting the multi-platform battle royale title, and it vowed to address cheating as being one of the main problems it would tackle moving forward. Cheaters have been an ongoing problem for PUBG Corp., and many of its efforts in the past have resulted in huge ban waves that may have scooped up innocent players in the process. With this being the case, the company is doling out free content to players who had been "improperly banned.

According to PlayerUnknown's Battleground developer PUBG Corp., those affected by a recent a flurry of unwarranted bans will be granted a "small compensation" of 20,000 Battle Points (BP) to be used within the title. In a new Steam Community update, the company apologizes, saying, "As you know, one of our highest priorities is working towards eliminating hackers and cheaters from PUBG. 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."


PUBG Corp. promises to continue working on its efforts in the realm of cheat detection and prevention, and asks for fans' patience in regards to the "few occasions" where these false bans occur within PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The company's Steam post states that those deserving of the 20,000 Battle Points ought to have been reimbursed, as "compensation should already be showing up in affected players' accounts.

Taking all of this into account, while some PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fans might see the free Battle Points as a good way to make up for the incorrect bans, others may not consider it to be a proper reimbursement. After all, they did lose out on game time due to the mistakes made on behalf of the developer. At any rate, there's no doubt that the more than 400 million players of PUBG are hoping that PUBG Corp. will be able to keep a firm handle on the title's development from here on out.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is available now for Android, iOS, PC, and Xbox One.

Source: Steam

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