Battlegrounds Mobile India Bans Over 170,000 Accounts For Cheating, Jonathan Voice Pack Winners Announced
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer Krafton banned over 170,000 accounts in the two weeks ending February 6. This is part of the strict countermeasures the developer takes against players caught cheating and negatively impacting the gaming experience of others. Krafton has also released the full list of Battleground Mobile India players he has banned. In December, Krafton mentioned that he will permanently ban devices used for cheating in the game. In addition, Krafton also announced the list of 60 players who won the Jonathan Voice Pack giveaway for Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Krafton, through a blog post, announced that they banned 171,188 Battlegrounds Mobile India accounts for two weeks which started on January 24 and ended on February 6. Krafton also released a list of all the accounts it banned during those two weeks.
In the post, Krafton also mentioned, “Battlegrounds Mobile India will strive to implement severe penalties with the ultimate goal of eradicating the use of illegal programs to provide you with an enjoyable gaming environment.”
The developer of the popular Battle Royale game usually bans accounts if they are found to have downloaded Battlegrounds Mobile India from an unofficial source or installed illegal auxiliary programs on their devices.
In January, Krafton banned nearly 50,000 accounts between January 10 and January 16, and more than 70,000 accounts between January 3 and January 9. More than 71,000 accounts were banned between December 27 and January 2. Additionally, it banned almost 60,000 accounts between December 20 and December 26 and almost 100,000 accounts between December 13 and December 19.
In December, Krafton announced that it would ban devices used by players to cheat in Battlegrounds Mobile India. If Krafton detects illegal programs being used on devices, it will permanently ban those devices from the game. Previously, it only banned players and accounts that cheat in the game.
In a separate post, Krafton announced the Jonathan voice pack winners. A total of 60 players won the new voice pack in Battlegrounds Mobile India. He is based on the esports star Jonathan Amral. The developer mentioned that more such contests will come in the future.
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