PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has released some details relating to new methods of how they will be approaching players cheating in their game going forward. When the games anti-cheat safeguard is able to easily detect that a player cheating, that cheater will now be kicked in real-time to minimize the impact of genuine players currently in the match. On top of this, those cheaters who receive bans will no longer be listed on the in-game leaderboard system.
PUBG Corp also notes that they have improved the hardware ban system, and will be monitoring top players on the leaderboard to try and detect players who have climbed up unusually through the ranks. This includes dedicating more people to leaderboard monitoring to analyze the patterns of those players who unfairly raise their rank.
In their effort to combat cheaters PUBG Corp recently added SMS verification for players, but strangely this was only applied to their new Ranked mode and was only enabled in certain regions. If an SMS verified account is banned, the device connected to it will also be permanently blocked.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds updated to patch 7.2 around three weeks ago, and in doing so included bots to public games. This has been one of its most controversial changes since the game launched in 2017 – which has not taken well with the community. Despite PUBG Corp detailing these new anti-cheat methods, they are yet to address the bot concerns with the community – this is as PUBG continues to hit its lowest player count on PC since the game was in early access in July 2017.