Cheating is a common problem in any video game. But developers have had it with PUBG hackers! It’s not difficult to come across a program that will give you an unfair advantage over other players but it’s sometimes diffiicult to give in to temptation. It’s so easy to cheat, so why shouldn’t you?
PUBG’s Anti-Cheat Efforts
Because of the game’s popularity, cheating has become quite an issue in the community. Not only is it lowering the quality of gameplay within the community, but the recently arrested hackers have also violated other users’ privacy.
Developing unauthorized hacking/cheating programs not only violates the PUBG code of conduct but it is also illegal. Because of this, 15 people have been arrested on 25 April for the development of such programs. According to an update on Steam by the PUBG developers, Chinese authorities have released this statement:
“15 major suspects including “OMG”, “FL”, “火狐”, “须弥” and “炎黄” were arrested for developing hack programs, hosting marketplaces for hack programs, and brokering transactions. Currently the suspects have been fined approximately 30mil RNB ($5.1mil USD). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated.
Some hack programs that are being distributed through the internet includes a Huigezi Trojan horse*(Chinese backdoor) virus. It was proven that hack developers used this virus to control users’ PC, scan their data, and extract information illegally.”
It’s good to see some action being taken against cheaters/hackers. And hopefully this will dissuade players from downloading cheat programs from illegal websites. Afterall, is handing over your personal information really worth the few moments of triumph you get from cheating?
The hackers will be charged a collective sum of 30 million RMB (5.1 million USD). PUBG Corp won’t be stopping there. According to them “We’ll continue to crack down on hacking/cheating programs (and their creators) until our players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment.”