PUBG Apparently Doesn’t Have Many Hackers
Although hacking in PUBG has been a source of displeasure for many fans, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene claims that the game actually has a “very low” number of hackers.
“Internally I see the numbers and the situation is not as bad as you may think,” he said. “The amount of hackers in the game is very low. You might have bad luck experiencing hackers on a daily level, but the level is quite low. We’re rolling out new systems and client tech that should lock that number down even further. We want to provide a clean space for everyone to play in, especially if it’s to succeed as an esport.”
Complaints of hacking have plagued both the casual and professional PUBG scene. Popular streamer Shroud even documented his three encounters with the same hacker. In short, Green is under lots of pressure to fix the problem, but he doesn’t seem to be phased.
“I think we stand pretty well against our competitors,” Greene said. “I loved the rise of battle royale as a genre. I never thought it would be a genre when I first created it five years ago, so it blows my mind that Battlefield and Call of Duty – both games I played many years ago – are creating a battle royale mode. I just hope that everyone entering the market tries to put their own spin on it.”
As of now, Greene is focusing on fixing issues like instability and bugs, and Green says that the team has seen a “marked reduction in crashing.”
But one thing they still haven’t fixed is the wonky car physics.
“It is very, very hard to fix,” Greene says. “We have some very smart people working on this. Although I can’t promise a conclusion to the space race just yet, we’ll see some improvement in the future. Unfortunately, if we do that though, we won’t see any more bugged videos on YouTube!”