PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds banned 1 million cheaters last month
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is one of the most popular games at the moment and its popularity continues to grow. And with that popularity comes an influx of players who want to get an unfair advantage over other players. Cheaters employ the use of software that either help them aim or change the graphics so they can get a different view of a scene than what was intended.
While developer Bluehole has been internally figuring out a way to deal with cheaters in PUBG, they’ve also sought the help of BattlEye, an anti-cheat service that has been used in games like Battlefield, Arma, and DayZ. In a recent tweet from BattlEye’s official account, the company announced they banned more than 1 million PUBG cheaters in January alone. And it’s not getting any easier.
We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) February 4, 2018
On the PUBG Steam page, Bluehole recently announced they’re continuing work on a better solution in dealing with cheaters in its game.
“To this end, we have established a dedicated team to focus on combating cheat programs and since our launch on early access we have been committed to detecting and preventing such programs,” the post read. “As part of that effort, we have developed a new anti-cheat solution internally. We will be introducing an early version of the solution on our live servers next week (this is the solution that is currently being tested on our test servers). This solution will complement the systems that have been developed and implemented already. Its main focus for now is blocking unauthorized programs but it will be further developed to broaden the scope of its abilities.”
The post continued to say that some non-cheating and safe programs might be affected too, but to be patient as they determine which programs get a pass.