Monday, February 5, 2018

PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Without any doubt, survival shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently the hottest game on the planet. That indeed is great news for developer PUBG Corp. but the one thing that is keep bugging them constantly is the problem with the rising number of cheats that are being drawn towards the game like moth to fire. To deal with this issue, they have taken several necessary measures in-game and even took help from law enforcement.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

They have been working on an effective anti-cheat patch and that update was about to drop today, on February 5 but unfortunately, it is delayed for now. This patch was supposed to be the most ruthless mechanism they have ever come up with to fight against the cheating problem in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. During their compatibility checking on their test servers, the studio faced an issue and thus delayed the release of the update.

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The patch was about to block people from using third-party programs that would either help the players with the gameplay or improve the graphics for visual aid. It will go through the system and search within the game files to look for such applications that either effects or interacts with PUBG.



One particular third-party program that the PUBG developers found unfair to use is called ReShade that helps players to make the game more vibrant that it's usually pale visual. That means, users of ReShade may gain slight competitive advantage over the ones who doesn't use it. However, the using of ReShade will not resulting a ban to anyone. Instead, it will prevent the users from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as long as the program is installed in the system.

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In some cases, players may need to reinstall the game to get back online for the patch to work. The post from PUBG forums also informs that various audio or video recording software that don't really concern the gameplay might also be blocked by the update and one such example will be Nvidia ShadowPlay. This is of course a temporary issue that the developers are trying to get a solution for as soon as possible.

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One other important thing to note is that, anti-cheat software developer BattlEye has banned over more than 1 million cheats for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. In October 2017, they have been banning 6K-13K players on PUBG per day and the peak was 20K for a single day. The numbers of ban then escalated from a 42K to 100K for a 24 hour time period. Most of these cheats were banned from China and following the January bans the amount of banned PUBG players have totaled at 1.5 million so far, which is never a good sign.



Last December, a stat showed PUBG having crossed the landmark for 3 million concurrent players and set a new high for the game. According to the most recent graph, the game still has more than 2.8 million concurrent participants on Steam. Cheating is a cancerous problem in any given online multiplayer game and given the problem with the ever-growing number of cheats in PUBG hasn't still daunted the fans of the game means; there is still hope to eradicate this malice.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an online last-man-standing shooter released in 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Microsoft and PUBG Corp. are trying their heart and soul with an anti-cheat solution for PC version to improve the environment for the most popular battle royale out there. Hopefully, they will also take initiatives for an Xbox One edition as well.