In its latest development, Garena has permanently suspended over 7.5 lakh of Free Fire accounts in the past two weeks for cheating. A total of 754,079 accounts were permanently blocked, of which over 45% were suspended after multiple complaints.
In addition, 14,762 accounts have been banned for intentional collaboration with hackers.
Generally, Garena has taken the issue of hacking seriously and has a robust anti-cheat system in place to keep the game fair for honest customers.
To boost fan confidence, officials release a bimonthly report that includes figures on hackers who have been banned. The latest report said they banned 704,000 accounts, while this time it appears they banned around 50,000 more accounts.
Breakdown of Free Fire accounts banned in the last two weeks
Here is a detailed report of the hacks that have been suspended:
- 62% of the tips used were automatic sights. This is an automatic firing method using hacks.
- Seventeen percent of hackers were banned for using teleportation, which allows them to instantly move from one location to another without having to physically travel the distance.
- 15.6% of banned hackers had used wallhacks that allowed them to shoot through solid objects.
- 5.4% of all accounts were blocked for unexplained reasons.
Finally, officials also urged players to report any illegal activity they notice in the game while advising them not to team up with hackers.
Garena has been very active not only with the production of Free Fire, but also with the development of the scene around it. Its success can be attributed to fair gameplay, exclusive tournaments and exciting updates from Garena.
On September 28, Garena is preparing to launch Free Fire Max (enhanced version of Free Fire), and the game has been opened for pre-registration. Those who register will receive the Cyber MAX Loot Box as a reward.