When other game developers happily announce that they have sold 500,000 copies or even cracked the 1 million mark, then that's for you PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS just worth a tired smile. The top dog among the battle royale games has over 1 million cheaters & hackers in January alone blocked. These are dimensions that are hard to imagine.
We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate.
- BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) 4th February 2018
On the one hand, it is of course positive to see that the developers take action against fraudsters and have no inhibitions about banning tons of players. On the other hand, this also shows how much cheats are taking hold. The side SteamDB According to PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, it is now close to the limit of 30 million copies sold to crack and that alone on PC, plus the numbers for the Xbox One version, which appeared in December. This makes PUBG one of the best-selling PC players of all time and can do it in the same breath Minecraft and CS: GO to be named.
With such numbers of players and correspondingly many cheaters, it's no wonder that the developers are involved Bluehole first recently announcedto use a special team to "fight" against fraudsters.
"To this end, we have established a dedicated team to focus on combating cheat programs and since our launch on early access we have been committed to detecting and preventing such programs. As part of that effort, we have developed a new anti-cheat solution internally. "
The PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS developers are working on further countermeasures
In addition to the anti-cheat software BattlEye, we are also constantly working on new methods to detect cheaters internally. Other measures that are taken include:
In-game report function
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.
The developers are doing their best, because it is clear to them that cheaters drive away the honest players and thus the growth and longevity of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS enormous harm. After all, who recommends a game to their friends when they have just been shot by a hacker in Battle Royale?