With as popular and fun as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has proven itself to be this last year, it should come as no surprise that the game has had its fair share of problems with cheaters. As the game has grown its player base, so too has the number of cheaters been on the rise. Thankfully, the team behind PUBG just revealed in a new post that an update is on the way to hopefully address and stop these nefarious cheaters.
In the post, the team explains how they are aware of the issue and have since formed a team to combat cheating in PUBG. As a result, come next week they’ll be rolling out an update that will feature an early version of their solution. The solution, as they explain, will be mainly focused on blocking any sort of unauthorized programs from interfering with the game. This is set to focus on various helper programs that aid their a player’s gameplay or alter the game’s graphics in some way. These sorts of programs adjust the in-game files to suit whatever the player wants, they explain.
However, this upcoming update is still early in development. The team will continue to refine their anti-cheat measures, but in the mean time it looks like some harmless programs may also be caught in the crossfire for the time being. The team says they will be checking the list of programs blocked on test servers and will work to allow for the use of harmless programs that don’t affect the core gameplay in any way. It won’t be perfect at first, but they promise to continue developing and improving the system long after it’s introduced.
All in all a promising soft launch for PUBG that has been a long time coming. The loss of Account Sharing on Steam is unfortunate, but it’s necessary in the fight against cheaters. Below is a more detailed list of the anti-cheat measures being added in taken from the game’s Steam page:
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We are gradually upgrading our in-game reporting features to effectively review your reports and accurately verify cheat activities. An internal system is being built as well to allow us to investigate reported content faster and more accurately. If you encounter a player you suspect of cheating, please use the report function. Please do bear in mind that when watching a replay, sometimes the replay footage and the actual gameplay may differ due to some bugs or network issues.
If you tamper with the game files, your game access may be blocked, especially if you delete, modify or manipulate in any way the files affecting any of the game systems and mechanics.
We have an announcement for those of you using family sharing on Steam. We had allowed this feature so that the account holders who own PUBG can use their character with other Steam accounts if they wanted to. However, we have decided to deactivate this feature because we have identified a number of vulnerabilities that are being exploited. Please understand that we are introducing this measure to fight abuse and ensure a fair environment.