PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recently banned thousands of cheaters but the problem still persists. While the developers are working hard to keep the players in-check, the reporting system is something they need to work on. There is no in-game reporting system so the players have to take their concerns to the official forum.
Developers and the community manager oversee the forum for reports of cheating. The reporting system is extensive and many may not even bother going through with it. First, you will need the in-game name of the alleged cheater/hacker.
Next, you need evidence of wrongdoing; you need to provide video or picture evidence through YouTube, Twitch, Vid.me, or similar platforms. In the case of video evidence, you need to mention the timestamp of the stage the offense occurred in the video.
Finally, date and time of suspected cheating / hacking offense need to be mentioned. Once you have all the information, you need to create a new topic on the Battlegrounds forum and share the details. From there, it could take up to 5 business days for a response.
This system, compared to other titles where you can just access the offender’s profile and report him from there, is ridiculous. Under this system, we need to report every single game we play in order to have video evidence.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds need to work on its reporting system in order to better combat hacking in Battlegrounds.
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