“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has gained popularity over the past few months, becoming Steam’s top selling game. While there are two options (duo and group), the main mode pits you in a deserted map against 90 or so other Players. The objective is to be the last man standing. You’ll have to outwit your opponents by grabbing the best loot and staying undercover as you’ll be prompted back to the lobby if someone manages to kill you.

Since it’s an online game, it isn’t all too surprising that there are cheaters. Luckily, it looks like the developers have prepared some countermeasures.

Major bans

Nobody likes a cheater. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has its fair share of rotten players that like to break the rules or install some kind of program to help give them an edge. Other Online Games, like “Overwatch,” are suffering from the same cheaters, but the developers have always found a way to counter these types of players.

In line with this creative director, Brendan Greene recently took to Twitter and announced that they have banned over 150,000 cheaters from the online game. From the time he posted it, Greene claimed that around 8,000 players were banned in the last 24 hours alone. However, they didn’t find these players alone as they are using the anti-cheat client called BattlEye.

This client server automatically detects members, who are using cheats like aimbots or hacks before they actually get to use them in the game. The bans that were given are permanent, and while you can still buy another copy of the online game under a new Steam account, you will receive the same penalty if you think about cheating again.

September update

That aside, the game has just gotten its large September update that brought in a ton of new content. For starts, the new foggy weather effect is now live and limits player visibility within the vicinity.

This should make it harder for other players to secure kills, yet acts as the perfect cover for a sneak attack. Moreover, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has also gotten a new map and a gun called the Mini-14.

Which mode?

You can now also identify if your teammates are crouching or laying down if you’re playing the duo or group mode. The patch has also included a few other balance changes that are mostly for weapons, but also include vehicle collision. You can grab a copy of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” on Steam as an early access title.