Cheating is serious business, and cheating in a game like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is considered illegal, especially if distribution of cheat tools are involved. PUBG Corporation announced that after Tencent game had more than 100 cheaters arrested late last year, 15 more cheaters and cheat distributors have been arrested and fined $5.1 million.
In a post over on the Steam community threads, a PUBG Corp., rep informed the community that they will continue to hunt down and arrest PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheaters.
The rep stated…
“We take cheating extremely seriously. Developing, selling, promoting, or using unauthorized hacking/cheating programs isn’t just unfair for others playing PUBG—in many places, it’s also against the law.
“Earlier this month, on April 25th, 15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG. It was confirmed that malicious code, including Trojan horse software, was included in some of these programs and was used to steal user information.”
A news brief is shared in the post, which explains that 15 suspects, including OMG”, “FL”, “火狐”, “须弥”and “炎黄, were arrested for developing, hosting, and distributing, brokering, and using the cheat tools. They’ve been fined 30 million RNB, which is equivalent to $5.1 million USD.
The fight against Chinese hackers and cheaters has been an ongoing effort by the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and its recent Chinese distribution partner, Tencent Games.
During that time a lot of gamers wanted Chinese gamers region locked out of their sessions because Americans and Europeans didn’t want to play with cheaters who couldn’t speak English.
After enough pressure from the community, PUBG Corporation finally made changes to the game and implemented anti-cheat tools, as well as having cheaters arrested at Tencent’s behest.
Now the community is focused on getting PUBG Corporation to focus on fixing the game’s performance and frame-rate, with the comment sections being spammed with the following.
On the upside, it appears as if there’s going to be a dwindling of Chinese cheaters present in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Instead of building a wall PUBG Corp., decided to have the illegals arrested. I’m pretty sure there are some gamers who still prefer if the developers built a wall, just like Trump.
You can pick up a digital copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds right now from over on the Steam store.