Developers Krafton have taken a strong stance against cheating in the popular game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). As per a report released by them, they have permanently banned 336,736 accounts between July 30 to August 5. Given that this is the number that they have reported in a period of only seven days, it goes on to highlight how big a concern it is for developers.
Notably, cheating happens to be one of the biggest reasons that lead up to a toxic player base. This also leads to a reduction in the number of competitive games online. However, this is obviously something that BGMI would want to happen and hence the developers are committed to providing players with a good gaming experience.
As per Krafaton, the permanent banning is being done every day in order to make sure that the game remains a safe as well as a fun experience for everyone. In online shooting, there are cheating of various online shooters as cheaters employ a few third-party apps to gain unfair advantages such as an "aimbot" or a "wallhack."
Gamers mulling a possibility of an "appeal" system
As per a statement by Krafton, BGMI "will strive to implement strong sanctions with the ultimate goal of eradicating the use of illegal programs in order to provide [the player] a pleasant gaming environment."
This is a huge development within BGMI and the community will open the move that cheaters are being punished. However, that would also be a little wary as there is a possibility of players incorrectly receiving a ban. Certain gamers are thus demanding an "appeal" system that could be put in place so as to ensure that not an honest gamer is banned.