PUBG Dev Addresses Cheating; Additional Security Measurements Implemented to Detect New Cheating Techniques

Cheating is one of the most prominent issues in online gaming, and especially PUBG. PUBG Corp. is always trying to implement new anti-cheating techniques and systems, including BattlEye which managed to ban more than 1.5 million players as of December 28, 2017.

In a new blog post, the studio revealed they discovered a new cheating pattern as well as implementing “additional measures” which will work “on top of the basic detection systems in place.”

We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action”, the community coordinator wrote. This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through this exercise, we were able to identify 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. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave. This is an example of additional measures we will be taking on top of the basic detection systems in place. 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.

We hope PUBG becomes a cheat-free online title soon, as hard and ambitious as that sounds, it is definitely manageable.