While PUBG is a widely popular game on PC and Xbox One but, cheating has been a major problem for the game which developer PUBG Corp. has been trying to resolve by banning PUBG hackers. However, the studio has now promised a new solution for hacking in the game.
In its latest blog post, the studio noted that they have detected 100,000 instances of a new hacking pattern in PUBG and these players will be banned in a single wave. According to the devs, these PUBG hackers were detected through the “analysis of tens of millions of data logs”.
We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action. This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave.
The developers have assured that they will continue to check the data logs like this even if they have to filter through a ton of data logs manually. Moreover, the studio is also looking for a new solution to detect and ban more PUBG hackers.
“We are looking into adopting a new solution to detect and ban more cheaters and we have been continuously strengthening our security systems. We have also liaised with investigative authorities in some countries to take legal actions against developers and distributors of cheats. We are determined to take strong measures against them going forward.”
Speaking of new solutions to ban PUBG hackers, the studio is also looking to region lock the game to counter hackers in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Creative director Brendan Greene revealed that the team is considering to implement a maximum ping to limit the player count in each region. However, he noted that it will take time as this method will require a lot of testing and the team will conduct tests in coming months.
Furthermore, Tencent has helped Chinese police to uncover 30 cases and arrest 120 people suspected of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheat development.
These suspected cheat developers used PUBG’s leaderboards to advertise their cheats by using their QQ numbers instead of names.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer shooter developed by PUBG Corp. for PC and Xbox One.
Source: PUBG Forum