It’s been 5 months since we released everyone’s favorite dog: Watchdog. A lot has happened since then and we wanted to give you guys an update and an outlook on what's planned... As of today, Watchdog has banned 254,643 players (that’s more bans than all of 2015 combined!) and accounts for 33.2% of all bans in Hypixel history. It's also improved the games of over 4.23 million players! A key part of Watchdog is it’s ability to adapt and learn. With the help of the community and staff it’s constantly learning, improving and catching more cheaters. Since it’s launch in January, Watchdog’s daily ban count has tripled! This massive improvement in detecting cheats also means there’s less reports, and less people to ban that haven’t already been banned by Watchdog. So fewer, that the amount of bans due to reports has decreased by almost 65%! This also means there's less cheaters for staff to chase down, which gives them more time to have fun with the community, handle reports and help other players! As a result, the monthly staff ban count has decreased by almost 50%! As of May, the monthly staff ban count is at the lowest it's been in the last 11 months! Of course - we're not stopping there! Watchdog is constantly learning all sorts of new tricks through the help of the community and staff alike. It will always be improving and working to make Hypixel more fun! A special thank you to the staff team and anyone who has helped along the way, you guys have helped to make an enormous impact!