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Battlegrounds Mobile India publisher Crafton bans spoofing over 70,000 accounts in a week



Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer Crafton has banned over 70,000 accounts within a week. The ban is a part of a tough counterattack taken by the developer against illegal activities, which it says are affecting the gaming environment. It has also published a list with the names of the banned accounts. Previously, Crafton banned about 60,000 accounts between December 27 and January 2. It has been on a ban spree since December 6 and banned more than 400,000 accounts in its weekly removals.

Crafton announced via a post that 70,543 accounts have been banned on BGMI for using illegal activities in a time frame of six days from December 27 to January 2. It has also published a list of fraudsters. Crafton bans players if they have downloaded BGMI games from an unofficial channel or have illegal supporting programs on their devices.

In its last takedown, Crafton banned about 71,000 accounts for fraud. Over 142,000 restrictions were imposed between December 13 and December 19 (about 1 lakh) and between December 6 and 12.

Meanwhile, a report has claimed that the next update (version 1.8) of Battlegrounds Mobile India will arrive on January 14. Crafton has partnered with Sony Pictures to bring exclusive content, including collaboration skins, from Spider-Man: No Way Home to the Battle Royale game. Players who complete in-game missions can claim these special items on BGMI, Crafton says. The publisher has not yet provided an official launch date and other details.

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