Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: the development team is rolling out new anti-cheating measures

By James O'Connor, Monday, 6 November 2017 00:44 GMT

Bluehole takes the issue of players cheating in Battlegrounds very seriously.

PUBG has been an enormous succes, with 17 million sales and an Xbox One version incoming. But success always comes at a price, and the team has been struggling with cheaters lately.

The game recently went offline for a brief period to implement backend changes that would allow for anti-cheat measures, and now the team has put out a statement about the game’s cheating problem, and what they’re doing to address it. ASteam post from the team promises changes to come.


“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 opens. “Our development team is doing their best to detect and ban those who use cheats in a more proactive manner.”

New measurements have just been introduced, and while they are not outlined specifically, Bluehole is committed to banning cheaters. “We will continue to permanently ban those who are using cheats. When unusual gameplay patterns are detected from an account, that account will be temporarily suspended and investigated.”

The post continues: “we will take stronger actions to find and ban cheaters, while at the same time taking good care to not harm innocent players. Next week, we will be deploying yet another patch related to cheat detection.”

If you’ve encountered cheaters recently, then, know that the team is working hard to deal with them by developing their anti-cheat system further.

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