If you’ve ever been taken advantage of by a cheater or team-killed by a griefer in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you will take solace in the news that the game’s method of reporting has received an update.
Users will now be able to fill out a form on the PUBG forums for a variety of reasons. The reports will be handled in private and punishments will be doled out if deemed necessary.
Reports can be filled out against players for a breach of conduct, cheating or hacking, team killing, “teaming” in Solo matches, or even to appeal a ban. All of these things are frowned upon, obviously, since they take a lot of the fun out of the game.
A full list of the game’s rules of conduct are on the PUBG website, but they include rules against discriminatory language, foul language, threats of real-world violence, harassment, impersonation, spamming, team killing and teaming, and even “stream-sniping.”
That’s right, players can be banned if they are found to be guilty of watching a broadcaster’s stream to figure out where they are and seek them out. PUBG considers this “a form of cheating and you will be banned if you do it.”
Last month, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene said that at least 25,000 players had been banned in the game’s first three months of early access on Steam. With this new report function, that number should easily climb.