PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Reveals Brand New Features to Combat Cheaters

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Is Adding New Anti-Cheat Measures

Cheaters are the ultimate bane of our existence as gamers everywhere, right? Well, despite the fact that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently one of the most popular titles of the year, it’s certainly not off-limits to cheaters. Of course while this isn’t anything new, the makers of PUBG have recently taken to Steam to reveal their newest strategy to combat these annoying players.

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Already, PUBG Corp. has banned 1.5 million players, but that doesn’t stop them from wanting the cheaters off their game completely. The company has announced a new anti-cheat solution, stating that they are always trying their best to combat all cheat programs. Here’s what they had to say:

“As you drop out of the airplane and the intense journey to become the last survivor begins, the last thing a player wants to see is a cheater. We deeply sympathize with the inconvenience that our players are experiencing due to cheat programs and we are doing our best to fight those who create, distribute and use cheats. Our top goal is to create an environment that facilitates smooth and unhindered enjoyment of all the aspects of PUBG. 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. 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. 
This feature will also block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way. What these programs have in common is that they all hook into our game and transform game files. Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats.”

And PUBG Corp isn’t just adding new anti-cheat measures! The company is also upgrading their in-game reporting tools, and shutting down some features that aren’t even directly related to cheating. The Steam family account sharing has been turned off, as the company states it exposes various “vulnerabilities” within the game. In addition, anyone who modifies their Battlegrounds files, regardless of the reason, could be banned. Though it will start off rather slow, PUBG Corp. says their in-house anti-cheat solution for Battlegrounds will be upgraded “steadily” once added to the game next week, meaning that the number of players banned should also increase.

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