PUBG Development Delayed Due to Cheaters

Grizzy Feb 22, 2018

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    As Fortnite is kicking of a new season with new content, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG) is a little behind because of its cheating problem. In this last quarter of 2017 PUBG experienced a huge influx of new players, partially because the game is fun and exciting, and partially because of a deal the developers worked out to become part of China’s gaming scene.

    Since then, there have been a TON of cheaters joining the game. Earlier this month PUBG’s anti-cheating watchdog partner BattlEye posted on their twitter that they have “banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone,” and that “unfortunately things continue to escalate.” And escalate they did… The total number of banned PUBG cheaters has increased to approximately 2.5 million at this point

    PUBG's developers hadn't commented on this rampant cheating epidemic until yesterday when they announced that dealing with these cheaters has indeed had a major impact on the progress of updates and other development.

    "Early this year, development of some of the major features and systems was delayed as our focus shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort” … “We do have a lot of exciting things that we want to share with you, including new content to provide more extensive battle royale experiences as well as improvements and modifications to create a deeper and more realistic gameplay.”


    If the current rate that PUBG is banning cheaters remains the same, then we are looking at a total of around four million players banned just by the end of February… Which is 13% of the game’s current players...

    However, PUBG has nevertheless been selling rapidly throughout 2018, exceeding 30 million copies sold on PC alone according to steamspy.
    But even if it’s still selling, the game is truly suffering if development is being slowed and halted because of this problem.

    Hopefully PUBG can get this cheating problem under control. It’s sad to see a great game suffer from such a stupid thing.


    Any PUBG players out there that can comments on this cheating problem? Or have you all moved on to Fortnite?

    Here is the full announcement/patch notes from PUBG corp:

    www.playbattlegrounds.com: PC 1.0 Update #6


     

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