What's worse than cheating? For some, it's being caught, and for 2.5 million players of PlayerUknown Battlegrounds, that feeling of shamefacedness is only adding to their bad day.
According to gamesindustry.biz, up to 2.5 million players have not only been found to be cheating in the massive online shooter game, but developers have identified the culprits and banned them from the game as of last month. Using the anti-cheat solution Battle Eye, PUBG has found that its efforts to date are less deterring and ultimately end up being a little more than an annoyance for would-be cheaters.
Battle Eye and presumably the folks over at PUBG understand that with 30 million players across both Xbox One and PC, that incident of cheating will occur, but to the level that it's increasing appears to be a problem for the game and its community.
Within the first six months, 322,000 gamers had to be expelled from PUBG and now that group has just topped the 2.5 million mark a little less than a year later.
"We deeply sympathize with the inconvenience that our players are experiencing due to cheat programs and we are doing our best to fight those who create, distribute and use cheats," said Dohyung Lee, head of service management and anti-cheat at PUBG Corp.
Fortunately, not all is lost. As the game continues to garner attention and an avid fan base, the developers are working on solutions to curb the amount of cheating occurring in-game. Lee announced that the studio is working with a complementary solution that will block unauthorized programs while also broadening the scope of its abilities to mitigate instances of cheating.
The new solution is expected to be implemented soon and through another big update to the game.