PUBG has a big cheater problem. Rather than learning to get good, some players prefer to take the easy route, purchasing cheats that allow them to see and shoot through walls, or become invulnerable. Dying to a cheater is incredibly annoying.
Happily, PUBG‘s Chinese partner Tencent seems to taking the cheating epidemic very seriously, helping the Chinese police to uncover at least 30 cases and carry out arrests on 120 people. The cheat programs allow “X-Ray vision” and “Auto-targeting.”
While there’s certainly a ways to go before the PUBG cheat menace is totally eradicated (if it ever will be!), it’s good to see Tencent making an effort to stop the exploits.
Creator Brendan Greene recently reminded players that region locking is being worked on, which should significantly help reduce the number of cheaters impacting western servers.
ICYMI on our dev blog in December, we announced we’re working to create a system that will provide a fair gameplay experience for all players. These systems take time to build & implement on the servers without major issues, so please bear with us!https://t.co/oxmuka5OZt pic.twitter.com/yIgjxcEUrD
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) January 12, 2018
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In other PUBG news, Xbox has said that sales for the console version are “very big,” netcode analysis shows that the game has a big problem, and the Battle Royale Trainer is here to help players improve.