PUBG devs apologize for rampant cheating, pledge to take control of the problem

Further steps are being taken to stop cheaters.

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The developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp, have released an apology for the amount of hackers and cheaters in-game.

PUBG Corp was somber in its Steam blog post, but also thankful for players’ continued support as the team tries to add further countermeasures to defeat a number of cheats and hacks that have been plaguing the game recently.

“First of all, we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters and we are sorry that you have not been able to enjoy PUBG in a safe and fair environment,” said the blog post. “Our development team is doing their best to detect and ban those who use cheats in a more proactive manner. We are aware that we still have much to do. We will use all available resources to combat cheaters and foster a safe and fair in-game environment. We will also continue to take actions against those who develop and distribute cheats. 

This is the second apology that PUBG Corp has issued in a month, with the first one being for the game’s shoddy server performance due to the game’s budding popularity. Now, though, nefarious cheaters are to blame.

“As we announced before, we are in the process of adopting new tools to detect and verify users with unusual gameplay patterns and today, we will be rolling out additional measures,” said PUBG Corp. “We will continue to permanently ban those who are using cheats. When unusual gameplay patterns are detected from an account, that account will be temporarily suspended and investigated.”

The developer went on to say that changes are coming but the battle against cheaters “will not end overnight.” Further research and development will continue, stronger action will be taken to find and ban cheaters, and next week will bring another patch related to detecting cheats and hacks.