Players who have enjoyed the color-changing mod known as “ReShade” in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will have to adjust their eyes to a new look for the game today, as the program is now blocked by BattlEye.
ReShade gained popularity last year as a program that used advanced post-processing to change the look of PUBG, making colors stand out more and adding more depth to things like foliage and long-distance views.
In the past, ReShade was allowed by PUBG Corp—but the company’s efforts to curb the insane amount of cheating within the game has changed things.
“For you to run the game, you must uninstall ReShade,” said a post by PUBG Corp community manager FWG on the game’s forums. “If the game files are already damaged, you must also reinstall the game. ReShade not only behaves like a cheat program but can also be used for cheating, and must therefore be blocked. Please be advised that this is a permanent block.”
To use ReShade players had to edit the game’s files, and many cheats function the same way. Players will undoubtedly be disappointed that they can’t use the program anymore—but if it helps stop hacks and cheats from slipping through the cracks, then it’s probably a necessary loss.
The full anti-cheat update has been delayed from its original release time this morning due to compatibility issues, but it should be available soon. For now, though, ReShade is one of the first seemingly friendly casualties of the war on cheating.