The president of Daybreak Game Company has revealed the studio has banned over 24,837 cheating players over the weekend from its online zombie game H1Z1.
24,837 have been banned for cheating.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) May 18, 2015
We've banned 7k esp hackers in the last few days.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) May 20, 2015
Smedley made particular mention of the TMCheats site which offers aimbots, speed hacks and teleporting, calling them cockroaches.
He also took the unusual step of inviting those cheaters who have been banned to make public YouTube apologies.
If we ban 30k and unban 20 for making videos that are seen by a lot of people, and they apologize.. I'll take it.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) May 20, 2015
The game was released on Steam as an early access title on January 15 and by 24 March had sold over a million copies.