The BOOYAH Day update is now live on the Free Fire servers, bringing a refreshing breeze of content to players around the world. But the game publisher Garena event went a step further, purging the hackers out of the system. In the last two weeks alone, more than 10 lakh Free Fire accounts and 37 lakh devices were banned from the game. Garena also fixed a bug on September 15th to protect players against airplane hacks.

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Report any suspicious accounts you encounter

On a side note, Free Fire now uses a brand new Anti-Hack system, developed by experts in the field. The game officials report that the new system will immediately punish those who are found cheating and kick them permanently right after the detection. That's a good response to see out of Garena to keep the game balanced and clean.

Without further ado, let's check out the infographic:

Garena Account Bans
65% of banned accounts were tagged via reporting
Ban Notice 1
The publisher banned 37,85,627 devices for using hacks
Ban Notice 3
Garena punishes 79,047 accounts for intentionally playing with hackers

Hacking is an Issue with Garena Free Fire

Fans of the Battle Royale game will know that hacking is a real problem in Free Fire. It seems to seep into every nook and cranny, even at the pro level. On May 17th, 2020, Entity Gaming and TSG Army players were punished for hacking. On the following day, 6 more of the country's talents lost their future in the Indian Free Fire esports scene.

Free Fire Anti Hack System
Hacking is a real problem in Free Fire

As of now, millions of accounts have been removed from the game for using hacks or third-party applications. Yet, the war against cheaters does not stop there. In June, Garena announced that they were developing new anti-hack features and taking active steps to ensure fairness. Operation Cut Cord saw the permanent ban of over 38 lakh accounts.

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Let's join hands to get rid of hackers

With PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite banned, Garena Free Fire receives an influx of new players. According to Entrackr, the game was among the three top downloaded games on iOS and Android devices. It also broke the record in the second quarter with a peak of over 10 crore daily active users. Hence, if the Garena fails to find a way to tackle the hacking situation, it will surely lose a lions' share of the current player-base.