PUBG Corp lets $1 million worth of skins die in Steam trade bot crackdown

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According to PCGamesN (This article and its images were originally posted on PCGamesN June 26, 2018 at 01:20PM.)

Valve has cracked down on item trading services like OPSkins over the past month, cutting off skin trading in games like PUBG and CS:GO. However, the exact process of that shutdown has been chagrinning to some players, with over $1 million USD worth of PUBG skins removed from the market before those players had a chance to cash out.

More precisely, 964,243 PUBG skins were essentially destroyed, according a Redditor collecting data from the Steam API about OPSkins’ trade bots. Those skins were worth an estimated total of $1,018,486.58 USD. Those range from the thousands of common pants worth pennies a piece all the way up to rarer items like the Olive Branch pan skin which can sell for nearly $2000 USD.

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You can see the full data over on Reddit, but the crux of the post suggests that PUBG Corp was negligent around the shutdown. The developers disabled personal item trading for PUBG back in May, which is the feature OPSkins used to manage its inventories. Valve declared their shutdown of OPSkins trade bots in early June, with the bans to take place on June 21.

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Since PUBG Corp never lifted the trading restriction between Valve’s announcement and ban, that means OPSkins users lost a combined million dollars worth of digital goods without warning.

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This article and images were originally posted on [PCGamesN] June 26, 2018 at 01:20PM. Credit to Author Dustin Bailey and PCGamesN | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.





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