Krafton, the maker of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), has banned more than 66,000 accounts for cheating over the past week. It said that between March 28 and April 3, the company permanently banned 66,233 accounts from BGMI that were using unauthorised third-party programs.
In announcing the news, Krafton said Battlegrounds Mobile India will take strong measures to eradicate illicit programs so users can enjoy a pleasant gaming environment. Moreover, the game-maker has also published a list of all accounts banned from the game last week.
Krafton has previously permanently banned accounts from BGMI for violating its policies. Between March 21 and March 27, the company permanently banned a total of 22,013 accounts. From March 14 to March 20, another 7,057 accounts were banned forever. Overall, Krafton blocked 1,22,766 accounts from BGMI from March 6 through April 3.
IT permanently banned a total of 171,188 accounts between January 24 and February 6 during its biggest crackdown. A total of 5,69,420 accounts from BGMI have been permanently banned by Krafton between January 3 and April 3.
Bans like these are part of a stringent system that was announced last year to restrain accounts that use illegal programs. Previously, the company would ban accounts from the game. As a result, players whose accounts were banned could register a new account to access the game again. Only a few months ago, Krafton announced that it would bar players with illegal means from playing the game, effectively preventing them from ever playing again.
“Up until now, sanctions were applied only to accounts, but now mobile devices will also be banned, which will improve fair gameplay,” said the company in an announcement.