Battle Royale players invested in the game have long demanded improved restrictions and measures to make the gameplay balanced. Let’s check out the information around measures to combat cheating in PUBG Mobile here.
PUBG Corp has announced some new features for PUBG Mobile, the application that offers popular Battle Royale game for smartphones. The new upgrades to combat cheating will include upgrades to existing anti-cheating features.
The new upgraded features are expected to help PUBG Corp crack-down on the cheaters. These new measures are essential considering the increasing problem of cheaters in the game. Battle Royale players invested in the game have long demanded improved restrictions and measures to make the gameplay balanced. Let
The company revealed that the new anti-cheat measure builds upon the exiting “Spectate Mode”. The upgrade adds a “peer-review mechanism” that allows the developers to crowdsource the work of catching cheaters. The game server can “determine in real-time if a given player is visible in the view of the game host”.
The server can use the information to decide if it wants to transmit the location data to the spectator. Digging deeper, the company revealed that the new and improved “Spectating System” focuses on two key areas. The first is manipulating the Spectate mode to discourage players from cheating. Second, these improvements also allow the Spectate Mode “to better identify and eliminate suspicious behaviors elsewhere in the game.”
The upgraded “Spectating System” comes with three different parts or roles, which include the host, the game server, and the spectator. Before the improvements, some cheaters used the “Spectate Mode” to use two devices to locate enemy players inside the game. The new improvements fix this loophole to make things fair.
Since the system works on the server level, cheaters won’t be able to use plug-ins to make changes to the game data.
PUBG Corp has also noted that this will not impact the experience of the players who spectate matches normally. Beyond this, the company also fixed “an ongoing cheat” that allows cheaters to kill players with one single shot. It also issued an official statement regarding the fix. It reads, “Through player feedback, we have recently discovered a new cheat that one-shot kills players then invert’s their screen momentarily. The official team immediately went into action and tracked players who have used this cheat. Over 10,000 players have been issued a 10-year ban from the Operations team for harming the gaming environment.”
The developers state that players were able to take advantage of Spectate Mode by using two devices to pinpoint in-game enemy players and gain an unfair advantage. Now, with the new anti-cheat implementation, only what is visible to the active player will be visible to the spectator, preventing the spectator from pin pointing the enemies location. Additionally, the developers have also announced that the “one-shot kill” cheat issue has been fixed.
PUBG Mobile developers have also announced through a Press release that ongoing cheat that kills players by one-shot and inverts their screen, has been fixed. The team stated that it will not show restraint to those caught cheating and cheaters will be issued a 10-year ban from the game.
This new mechanism is part of the ‘Project: Ban Pan’ campaign that was introduced last year.