The Situation Of Chinese Hackers In Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, What Can Be Done?
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a very popular game indeed and is the most selling game on the market right now and while it was available in early access for a long time, the game is finally out and there are some issues with it still. While the performance of the game has been ironed out there are more pressing matters.
It is safe to say that glitches and other annoyances regarding Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds can be fixed with an update there is a more pressing issue, hackers. Reports have indicated that the majority of the hackers are from China and it is sad to see a country being brought into the limelight due to an issue like this.
While all Chinese are not hackers, battle eye stats show that majority of the players that are playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds are from China. There have been plenty of complaints regarding these hackers and the development team has banned a ton of players as well. while some players think that China should be banned from the game, that is not the correct way to go.
The following is what Playerunknown himself had to say about the issue:
“Yes, the majority of cheats come out of China, but that doesn’t mean all Chinese players are cheaters. This idea that just because you’ve got a few bad eggs, you’ve gotta ban a whole country is a bit reactive.”
While this might eliminate the problem, there are players that play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds fair and square and making such a move would keep them from continuing. There are a number of propositions to how this problem can be solved and the most effective one in my eyes comes from PUBG streamer Shroud. According to him:
So for those that don’t know, Counter-Strike cheating is huge. Counter-Strike’s player base is pretty much 30% cheaters. At least, 30% of copies owned are cheaters. The game is so cheap, people wait for it to go on sale, and people buy hundreds and hundreds of copies, and then cheat on every single one of them.
This is indeed true and very interesting indeed. Shroud further went on to say that the game should not be made cheaper on sale and when the final version comes out it should be more expensive. That is one way of handling the situation. The further went on to say the following:
I really hope Bluehole never puts this game on sale. I really hope they never do a Christmas sale with ‘PUBG half off!’, because you’re asking for it, that’s when the cheaters and the cheating websites buy thousands and thousands of copies, and they just give it out to cheaters. People who buy the cheats, also get a copy of the game to cheat with. So I really hope they never put this game on sale.
While this does seem like the way to go in theory, things are always harder in real life and I am pretty sure that Bluehole has already thought about this. Having that said it should be interesting to see how the company plans on tackling the hacking and cheating issues in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
Shroud further went on to say that the game should cost $60 rather than $30 and that would keep cheaters from getting another copy time and time again.
Let us know what you think about the hacking issue in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and what you think should be done in order to keep this from happening in the future.