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PUBG to implement countermeasures against cheat software today

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 10 replies
Feb 5, 2018
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  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developers have reported that they will be implementing anti-cheating measures into the game today at 6:00 p.m. PST. The update will be minimally invasive since it will only require installing and will not result in any server downtime.

    PUBG announced the new measures last Friday, saying they hoped to stem the recent tide of cheating the game has been experiencing. The post came on the heels of a massive wave of permanent bans that went out a couple of weeks ago.

    “We have established a dedicated team to focus on combating cheat programs and since our launch on early access we have been committed to detecting and preventing such programs,” PUBG said in their announcement on Friday.

    “As part of that effort, we have developed a new anti-cheat solution internally. We will be introducing an early version of the solution on our live servers next week (this is the solution that is currently being tested on our test servers). This solution will complement the systems that have been developed and implemented already. Its main focus for now is blocking unauthorized programs but it will be further developed to broaden the scope of its abilities.“

    The countermeasures will primarily be looking at external software that has “hooked” into the game and transformed or deleted game files. In fact, game file manipulation of any kind, whether by software or manual, will be flagged as cheating and will result in blocking.

    Unfortunately, the checks will also block software that does not facilitate cheating such as video/audio capture programs. PUBG promises it will work to get these types of utilities unblocked as quickly as possible and says it appreciates your patience while they make the adjustments.

    If you use what you feel is legitimate software while playing PUBG and find yourself blocked, uninstall the program and try again (you may have to reinstall PUBG in some cases). Once the game is up and running, you can let the developers know about your software using a reporting page they have set up. They will be reviewing submitted software and unblocking it as they continue to improve the anti-cheat functionality.

    One non-cheating program that will no longer be allowed is ReShade. The devs did not indicate why they were banning the graphics post-processor but advise players to uninstall it to continue playing PUBG.

    They will also be upgrading the reporting system over time to make it more efficient for investigators looking into allegations of cheating. Devs have disabled account sharing because it was being abused. So if you used to play your character from different "family-sharing" Steam accounts, you can thank the cheaters for ruining that for you.

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  2. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Addict Posts: 219   +83

    About time this happened
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  3. RickRick

    RickRick TS Member

    Reshade can be used to cheat. That's why it's banned.
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  4. Hexic

    Hexic TS Evangelist Posts: 425   +254

  5. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 617   +217

    I got the best ANTICHEAT .for PUBG , and every other game that has cheats, its called ,the UNINSTALL.works every time I encounter a cheat in game.
    though I never installed PUBG so I have no problem with the Chinese, er, I mean cheats.
    alabama man likes this.
  6. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    Took them long enough, shame I already moved to other games but maybe pub2 will have better release with at least some anti cheat.
  7. RaXoR

    RaXoR TS Addict Posts: 113   +77

    I know of one that will still allow you to play the game for as long as you'd like. It's called... REGION LOCK.
  8. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 617   +217

    Naw, games are finished I think,dev's are never going to put out a complete game ever again when they now know they can get a steady income off of the DLC, I know some guys in World of Tanks That have 1500.00 + spent on gold, premium time ,,premium tanks,etc,etc, over the last 3/4 years its been out. suckers.

    WOT has already cut back,to one server centrally located, in N.A. only about 25000 peops playing at peak usually 12000 to 18000, is normal, and dropping steady.when they shut the last server down.,there not even a single player campaign to play with..money GONE!
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  9. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 493   +183

    Some people have claimed that ReShade can still be used. Whether it's true or not, who knows. Others may have to test it.
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  10. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,405   +352

    I was not aware of that. How do they use it to cheat? Do you know?
    Well, I'm not sure who to believe on that one: "some people" or the PUBG developer/community manager who said, "One of the popular programs that will be blocked is ReShade. You will not be banned for having it on system but you will no longer be able to play PUBG while it is installed. Please uninstall ReShadeand launch the game again. Some players may find that reinstalling PUBG is also necessary."

    I guess some people might be right.
  11. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 493   +183

    What looks like had happened is that the update had not taken place, it had been delayed so the dev told BattlEye to block it but some players had said it was still working. Who knows on this one. As of now, update#5 is out, ReShade is blocked.
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.

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