BGMI update: Crafton will ban fraudsters’ devices, see full details

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Crafton has announced that it will now begin banning devices used by players to cheat in its popular battle royale game, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). With this change in policy, the developers have said that they will ban devices running software that helps gamers to cheat. Under the new policy, devices will be banned permanently, unlike the old policy of approving the offending account.

The company has announced the details of the new sanctions policy a . shared through official blog post on the game’s website. According to the post, “If the use of illegal programs with a mobile device is detected by the newly implemented security logic, the device will be permanently banned from using BGMI.” To recall, earlier the company used to ban players’ accounts only when they were found to be cheating.

“So far only accounts were banned, but now mobile devices will also be banned, making fair gameplay far more effective,” it added.

In addition, Crafton recently announced that it has permanently banned nearly one million BGMI accounts for fraud in a six-day time frame.

The new policy update will make it more difficult for fraudsters to return to the game. Bearing in mind that when an account is banned, the criminal can bypass it by creating additional accounts on the same device. However, bypassing the device ban will be more difficult.

The company has not disclosed how it will implement the new policy. However, we expect it to either use the device ID to enforce the restriction or the device’s IP address.

To recall, Crafton has been quite vocal about its stance on fraud. It has even said that it seeks to enforce stronger restrictions inside the game to promote fair play. Its ultimate goal is to eliminate the use of illegal programs to provide players with an enjoyable gaming environment.

Some of the other actions taken by the company against fraud include preventing players from playing PUBG: New State on Developer Options enabled devices.

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