It seemed like a glimmer of hope for PUBG players last week, when the publisher announced a massive ban wave of 100,000 strong. This action was a result of a new pattern of cheats, giving illegitimate players the ability to instantly revive downed teammates and heal themselves, and now it’s been caught on camera.
The problem was captured thanks to Redditor MagicIsBull, who provided evidence via the new Deathcam footage. It’s possible that these cheat predates the existence of PUBG Deathcams, but now it makes it easier for legitimate players to determine what they are up against.
Without cheating, PUBG requires a hefty ten seconds to revive downed teammates, making it an incredibly situational action to take. Moreover, it requires an activation time of eight seconds to use healing items. These new cheats do away with such limitations by making it instant.
Speed Reviving occurs approximately 1:03 into the video.
Originally, optimisation was PUBG’s greatest downfall, but the rise in cheaters among its millions of players has made the illegitimate behaviour the biggest threat to its longevity. Luckily, along with further optimisation of the game, the developers seem to be hot on the tail of cheaters by teaming up with BattlEye, in which had managed to permanently ban 1,500,000 accounts last month.
Cheating is an issue that Bluehole and PUBG Corp. won’t rest in tackling despite the gargantuan task of sifting through 30 million people across PC and Xbox One. Deathcams aren’t set to provide a long-term solution but they can certainly help the problem, as users are encouraged to capture and review their suspicious deaths as often as possible.
KitGuru Says: I can’t imagine what it’s like to question every death. I think that would ruin the fun for me. How often do you think you’ve come up against cheaters? Has it ruined the game for you?