PUBG’s Ongoing Cheating Problem
Unless your living under a rock, you’ve heard about this Battle Royale game. It’s popularity grew drastically and it has started a “Battle Royale” craze. Games like Fortnite joined in on this type of gameplay as well as many “PUBG Clones”. With this kind of popularity, cheating is sure to follow. PUBG has had a very rough time dealing with rampant cheating. BattlEye, the anti-cheating system used to catch cheaters, banned roughly One Million accounts in January alone. BattlEye showed about 99% of cheaters originated from China. Therefore, many gamers called for a region lock on Chinese Players. It’s estimated that 13% of the total player population has been banned. The large number of cheaters has caused many gamers to leave. Many have moved to alternatives like Fortnite to get their battle royale fix.
15 Suspects Arrested for Hacking Program Bundled with Malicious Code.
Now PUBG Corp. has upped it’s fight against cheaters. 15 suspects have been arrested for “Developing and Selling Hacking/Cheating programs” that affect PUBG. The hacking program was accompanied by malicious code and even a Trojan Virus that steals user information like credit card numbers. PUBG Corp. has been working with Chinese officials to track down and arrest individuals creating these hacking programs.
“We’ve upgraded our security measures, improved our anti-cheat solutions, and recently even added a new anti-cheat solution on top of all that,” PUBG Corp. said. “In the meantime, we’ve also been continuously gathering information on hack developers (and sellers) and have been working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice.”
The Battle Against Cheating Goes On
PUBG is still alive and the developers are not stopping their battle against cheaters. Chinese officials are helping investigate those making these cheat programs. BattlEye and other security measures are being improved to ban more players who are cheating. Will this see an increase in gamers returning to PUBG? Only time will tell.