More Than A Million Banned From PUBG Last Month; Anti-Cheat Update Coming

by Robbie Key on Feb 05, 2018 at 01:22 PM

Looks like over a million cheaters won't be getting their chicken dinners after PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds banned them last month.

BattlEye, an analysis software that takes anti-cheating measures in PUBG, revealed the scope of the bans in a tweet. "We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, the tweet says."Unfortunately, things continue to escalate." 

To further combat cheating efforts, an anti-cheat update will go live at 6:00 p.m. PST today, and at 3:00 a.m. CET Feb. 6. The update acts as a test for an early version of anti-cheating measures that will go up next week. "Its main focus for now is blocking unauthorized programs, but it will be further developed to broaden the scope of its abilities," a post on PUBG's site says. Even programs that alter the graphics, such as ReShade, can get players banned because "they behave like cheats" and help players "gain an unfair advantage" by making enemies pop out in the environments, the post says.

PUBG Corp is also deactivating the game's family share feature, which allows players to use their characters on other Steam accounts, because cheaters have found ways to exploit it. Whether or not this family sharing will activate again following patches in the near future is unclear.

PUBG recently hit 4 million copies sold on Xbox One alone. A patch on the Xbox One iteration makes vehicles easier to destroy. Read our review of PUBG on PC here.

[Source: PC Gamer]

Our Take
We're glad to see the old adage "git gud" being applied to PUBG. One of the best parts – if not the best part – of the game is finding the right equipment, making the right calls, and picking a sweet spot to triumph over 99 other players. Why take that feeling of pride away with cheating?