Over the last few weeks, there has been an increasing number of complaints regarding cheaters in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Previously, the developers had prided themselves on the number of cheaters they catch on a daily/monthly basis but it seems that over time, cheat tools have become more resilient, which has been causing discontent amongst regular players. The developers are aware of this, so starting today, some new anti-cheat measures will be rolling out.
Over on PUBG’s Steam Community page, Bluehole posted an update on the studio’s plans for future anti-cheat measures. The post starts off with an apology to players, before promising changes as new anti-cheat tools enter the game.
“First of all, we would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters and we are sorry that you have not been able to enjoy PUBG in a safe and fair environment. Our development team is doing their best to detect and ban those who use cheats in a more proactive manner. We are aware that we still have much to do.”
At the moment, Bluehole is “in the process of adopting new tools to detect and verify users with unusual gameplay patterns”. Starting from today, these new measures will be rolling out, with permanent bans in store for those caught cheating. If an ‘unusual gameplay pattern’ is detected, then an account will be temporarily suspended while a manual investigation is conducted.
These new measures should help but the studio is also keen to point out that “the battle against cheaters will not end overnight”. Still, stronger action will be taken, with another anti-cheat update set to begin rolling out next week.
KitGuru Says: I haven’t played PUBG for around six weeks, so I’ve not had much experience with the increased number of in-game cheaters. However, if our Facebook comments are anything to go by, things have certainly got worse. Hopefully these new updates will help combat this swiftly, particularly given that the game is set to leave early access in late December.