PUBG permabans Steam chargeback fraudsters

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is at the moment enjoying a second wind. Following a nonsensical name change last year (to PUBG: Battlegrounds) it followed-up by going free-to-play in January, a belated recognition that the genre it popularised risked leaving the game behind. It worked too, with the game picking up more than 80,000 users per day since the switch, and owner Krafton reporting a 20% bump in revenue.

There’s still a lot of money in PUBG, in other words, and so it’s a target for all kinds of fraud attacks. It seems that one has met with temporary success before being noticed, and Krafton’s now stamped down on it.

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