“Unfortunately, Things Continue to Escalate”
PUBG aka PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to grow its player base at an incredible rate but like any competitive online multiplayer game, it also has its fair share of cheaters. Just last month alone, thanks to anti-cheat measures, over one million players were banned from the game.
According to stats provided from the BattleEye Twitter account, over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters were banned in January.
We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) February 4, 2018
While that number certainly sounds optimistic, banning doesn’t appear to resolve the issue because “things continue to escalate.”
PUBG Corp has reported that they will soon be launching a new anti-cheat solution as a way to help curb the number of cheaters in the game. It is set to go live next week. This follows last November’s banning of almost 100,000 players over a single weekend, then again, another 100,000 in January.
“We 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. We have established a dedicated team to focus on combating cheat programs and have developed a new anti-cheat solution internally.
We will be introducing an early version of the solution on our live servers next week. 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. Some programs that do not affect gameplay may be blocked temporarily as we hone the new anti-cheat features. We are checking the programs that are being blocked on the test servers and will allow the use of harmless programs as quickly as possible.”
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