PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Begins Cracking Down On Cheaters

by Suriel Vazquez on Nov 04, 2017 at 12:07 PM

The team behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has sent a message to the community announcing it is cracking down on the game's rampant cheating.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently one of the biggest games in the world. It recently hit an all-time high of 2.5 million players (as of this writing), making it more than twice as popular as the previously most-played game on Steam, Dota 2. That number of players is a sure sign of success, but also leads to a number of cheaters cropping up, using aim-bots and other cheating measures to get one over on other players. In a Steam news post, developer Bluehole apologized to players and outlined and its plans for the future. "First of all, we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters and we are sorry that you have not been able to enjoy PUBG in a safe and fair environment," the post reads. "We will use all available resources to combat cheaters and foster a safe and fair in-game environment. We will also continue to take actions against those who develop and distribute cheats."

The team has increased its vigilance for finding cheaters, using new tools to see if players are exhibiting unusual behavior, suspend them temporarily, then investigate whether that person cheated so the team can ban them permanently. "We will take stronger actions to find and ban cheaters, while at the same time taking good care to not harm innocent players," the post said.

The patch that will implement the new anti-cheat measures is scheduled to hit next week.


Our Take
I've anecdotally heard several tales of PUBG cheating, so it's good to see Bluehole acknowledge the problem and begin implementing measures to address it.