Friday, January 19th 2018

100,000 PUBG Cheaters to Be Banned Soon, Developer Promises

One thing that phenomenon games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds can boast of is an extraordinary number of active players at any given time (there's been in excess of 3 million active players at one point in time already). This is mostly due to the multiplayer, competitive nature of the game; and where there's competition, there's ways (and ways) of trying to trump it. In a blog post, PUBG developers have taken an open stance on the issue of cheaters, which continues to be one of the most harrowing plagues in PUBG. And the results are in: PUBG has detected "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." And for those, players, there's only one solution: "these players will be permanently banned in a single wave."

That more players will be banned than many games have players at any one point in their longevity is already impressive enough. However, PUBG's dedication to maintain its game in a fun, fair state has become a torch of sorts for the company: "We will continue to check the data logs like this even if it means the anti-cheat team has to filter through hundreds of billions of data logs manually. In addition, 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." Et tu, cheaters? Ready to feel the banhammer of righteousness?
Source: PUBG Blog Post
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43 Comments on 100,000 PUBG Cheaters to Be Banned Soon, Developer Promises

#2
Final_Fighter
i really doubt there are that many people cheating. there is going to be some backlash after banning that many people. something i hope the developers are not relying heavily on is the in game report option. from watching friends and being around people who are hooked on these types of games many just use the function when pissed off.
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#3
Patriot
Final_Fighter
i really doubt there are that many people cheating. there is going to be some backlash after banning that many people. something i hope the developers are not relying heavily on is the in game report option. from watching friends and being around people who are hooked on these types of games many just use the function when pissed off.
3M accounts 1.3M concurrent... yeah 100k is a lot but not considering the countries it is being played mainly in.
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#4
peche
Thermaltake fanboy

everytime i see publishers attempting to ban cheaters....

Regards,
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#5
RejZoR
It's why I like playing Killing Floor 2. It's a team effort game and not a versus game (even though it has such mode). Either cheaters don't exist in survival mode or they are so few I haven't seen one so far.
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#6
riffraffy
Final_Fighter
i really doubt there are that many people cheating. there is going to be some backlash after banning that many people. something i hope the developers are not relying heavily on is the in game report option. from watching friends and being around people who are hooked on these types of games many just use the function when pissed off.
Oh no... lets not make "pissed off " cheaters more pissed off that would be a travesty.
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#7
moob
Final_Fighter
i really doubt there are that many people cheating. there is going to be some backlash after banning that many people. something i hope the developers are not relying heavily on is the in game report option. from watching friends and being around people who are hooked on these types of games many just use the function when pissed off.
Patriot
3M accounts 1.3M concurrent... yeah 100k is a lot but not considering the countries it is being played mainly in.
Registered just because of these two posts.

If you think 100,000 is a lot, it's not. There are undoubtedly many times that amount. It's not 3 million total players, it's 3 million concurrent. It's over 27 million total players: steamspy.com/app/578080
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#8
crazyeyesreaper
Not a Moderator
Theres also the fact the game is pretty easy to hack considering you can literally use shit like cheat engine for augmented HP etc.
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#10
hat
Enthusiast
I really hate it when people try to ruin shit for other people like this. As an admin of a somewhat popular 7 Days to Die server, we have enough shit to deal with from the game just being the way it is, let alone worrying about somebody coming in with god knows what powers at their disposal to wreck the game for everyone.
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#11
the54thvoid
I took a short clip of my death cam tonight and shared with @Finners. Def a cheat in my books. Guy runs into house and stares at blank wall. Switches to a weapon with a scope, shuffles left to window, leans left and 'bam' I'm in the middle of his scope. I had been prone and not moving, about 100+ metres away when he ran into the house, not looking my way. Some people don't like to admit cheating is rife (they're just really skillful, they say) but this game's death cam allows you to see it easily. Like in my industry people say, he's not on steroids... Aye, he bloody is.
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#12
Easo
peche
everytime i see publishers attempting to ban cheaters....

Regards,
You should see the banwaves Blizzard has done, when crapload of people suddenly just go offline. Problem is, that with each blocked tool a new ones appear, working on a different principle.
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#13
arbiter
the54thvoid
I took a short clip of my death cam tonight and shared with @Finners. Def a cheat in my books. Guy runs into house and stares at blank wall. Switches to a weapon with a scope, shuffles left to window, leans left and 'bam' I'm in the middle of his scope. I had been prone and not moving, about 100+ metres away when he ran into the house, not looking my way. Some people don't like to admit cheating is rife (they're just really skillful, they say) but this game's death cam allows you to see it easily. Like in my industry people say, he's not on steroids... Aye, he bloody is.
I got 1 up ya one on that one, guy fell off a bike instant started scoping in and out and shooting and killed me and my team mate. We were 1km in game away from him, with 3 mountains in the way and wall of a house. Yes i have video of it, or one where guy 3rd person sniped me from 100meters then followed us when he didn't know we left the building but followed us cause he had hack so he knew were we were cause obs spec view.

Lost count of # of recoil hackers we have run in to over the last 2-3 month's.
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#14
Melvis
and I bet you 90% of these cheaters are Chinese!
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#15
Katanai
Melvis
and I bet you 90% of these cheaters are Chinese!
No, In my own experience, the biggest cheaters of them all are the Russians. I mean, it didn't even surprise me when I saw that their Olympic team got banned for cheating in real life. That's just who they are...
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#16
Prima.Vera
Melvis
and I bet you 90% of these cheaters are Chinese!
Katanai
No, In my own experience, the biggest cheaters of them all are the Russians. I mean, it didn't even surprise me when I saw that their Olympic team got banned for cheating in real life. That's just who they are...
To be honest, the Top 3 cheating positions in the world are shared between US, China and Russia players, based on my exp...
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#17
Jism
The thing that bothers me the most is how easy these game engines can be 'hacked' in the first place.
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#18
Melvis
Katanai
No, In my own experience, the biggest cheaters of them all are the Russians. I mean, it didn't even surprise me when I saw that their Olympic team got banned for cheating in real life. That's just who they are...
I dont doubt there would be a alot of Russian cheaters, but the sheer number of Chinese players would be more then Russia and USA combined! So I would bet on numbers alone that it would be the Chinese.
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#19
Jism
In Europe you dont have chinese. Their ping would be too high. If i'm correct they've setup servers in China recently so that should be good news to all of us.
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#20
Sihastru
Jism
In Europe you dont have chinese. Their ping would be too high. If i'm correct they've setup servers in China recently so that should be good news to all of us.
Cheaters that use aimbot and/or speedhack (and/or who knows what else) don't really care about latency. And I've been on the receiving end of these quite a few times. Killed by a player literally on the other side of the map, through mountains, walls and everything. I assume these are children or people farming for loot boxes.

A very annoying phenomenon is teaming. It's quite difficult to survive against two or more teams that have banded together. And I've died to teaming more than all other cheating forms combined. The problem with teaming is that it's not always obvious.
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#21
Jism
That is a clever bot then if it knows how to handle a higher latency, distance and all that stuff.

I've just bin playing this game and i learn by everyday. The best gun is'nt good as either. Close ranges a shotgun defenitly pumps everyone to pieces, but on long ranges it's useless. And you cant always find a scope that's 'perfect' for whatever occasion.

I never liked cheating. We used to have a community back in the days where cheaters where a problem. We wrote our own anticheat and did some very clever things on that side to detect cheaters. The moment when aimbots could be hided in a virtual box injecting the game without being detected, it was the end of days for anticheat. You really need DRM matters into the OS or even outside to detect that type of stuff. Since then 'we' gave up and moved on. Cheater ruin the game for everyone.
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#22
TheDeeGee
This is why i play Singleplayer or PvE Coop :)
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#23
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Or they could fix the problem with hackers by banning China. If that doesn't fix the issue completely then it will at least drop the chance of encountering a hacker to single digits
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#24
grunt_408
90% of the time i wonder if it was hacks now with the deathcam I get a hacker kill me every other game. Usually they are named 2349283749 or something along those lines. I recorded one last week that was shooting people with a vss through a wall he would kill one rotate slightly kill another and so on and in the process killed me and I was a long way from him and inside a concrete bunker and of course it was a headshot.
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#25
Vayra86
peche

everytime i see publishers attempting to ban cheaters....

Regards,
This.

A good dev/publisher devises systems that keep them out the door entirely, unless the hackers are REALLY good at it. Everyone else is lying to you. Thus far the only one I deem truly capable of that is Blizzard, although Valve also had its moments.
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