As multiplayer games can offer us satisfying experience and great moments of fun, they can also ruin our sessions due to the presence of cheaters who use cheats to take advantage or only enter to annoy other players. Being the game of the moment, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is no stranger to this situation and for months has fought to combat the pitfalls. Recently Brendan Greene spoke on the subject and offered interesting information.
Brendan Greene, the creative head of PUBG, revealed to Kotaku that 99% of the cheats that affect the game come from China. According to the creative, although there is a black market of cheats all over the world, its data indicate that most of the cheats originate in China due to cultural elements, since he considers that in that country the use of cheats in video games is more tolerated, and statistical elements, since the number of players in the country is huge.
Although the development team of PUBG and the BattlEye antitrapping system have yielded positive results, the truth is that the problem of cheaters is difficult to solve.
Around the problems with cheats in PUBG and the reaction of the community, Greene revealed that they have received radical proposals from some players that include banning Chinese players present in other servers. In addition, the language that certain users use to refer to Chinese players can be considered racist and xenophobic, but, obviously, neither the creative nor the development team agree with that kind of ideas: “Yes, the majority of cheats come out of China, but that doesn’t mean all Chinese players are cheaters. This idea that just because you’ve got a few bad eggs, you’ve gotta ban a whole country is a bit reactive.”
On the other hand, Greene assured that, although the results of the anti-trafficking system of PUBG do not correspond to the expectations of the users, they have done a great job to offer a stable, safe and fair gameplay environment in the game sessions. Finally, the creative asked users to join the fight against cheats and report immediately when they find someone, only then can they continue to improve the protection systems.
PUBG is available on PC and Xbox One. Yesterday version 1.0 of the game was released on PC and a few days ago the version for Xbox One made its debut following a patch #1 to counter performance issues on the Microsoft console.