PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the most popular first-person shooters out there, but the game has been plague right from the start by cheating. Developers have fought hard to prevent players from gaining an unfair advantage and banning accounts has been the most effective tool so far. Overall, more than 700,000 players were banned over the course of time and 100,000 of them over this weekend. This marks the most important milestone for the company trying to curb the effects of unfair practices.
Developers have issued apologies for their inability to prevent cheaters from getting an unfair advantage over law-abiding players. However, this new wave of bans confirms their desire to do everything it takes to maintain fairness across its white community of players. They are using the latest tools to identify cheaters and once they are found, penalties are swiftly issued.
Additional Measures Expected for 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players have been asking developers to take a firm stance against those who are ruining the mood for all participants. The addition of the new tools would help them identify unusual gameplay patterns faster and take stronger measures. Accounts are being suspended and investigated and the frantic pace, with those found at fault being promptly punished.
In 2018 a new set of measures is expected to roll out and PUBG Corp promises to deal with cheaters in a more effective way. Wrongdoers are in real danger of being permanently banned, which is the harshest measures and game developers can take against those who break the rules.