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PUBG offers compensation for erroneously banned players

20,000 in-game BP will be provided to those affected by a wave of wrongful bans last week

Last week, numerous players were suddenly banned from PUBG when an anti-cheating measure got a touch too sensitive. Now, with the issue fixed and players unbanned, PUBG Corp is offering an apology to affected players.

That apology comes in the form of 20,000 BP (the first crate purchased each week by a player is 700 BP, for reference) applied to the accounts of anyone who was "wrongfully banned due to internal ban detection logic" between June 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT while playing version 3.8.38.15 of the game. The bans should have already been lifted in the hours following their issuance.

PUBG Corp pledged continued improvement on cheat detection methods in the future, stating that eliminating hackers and cheaters is one of its "highest priorities." The company has proven dedicated to stopping cheating in the popular game, having banned a total of 2.5 million accounts as of February this year, with 1 million of those bans occuring in January alone.

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