Any game that features PvP combat in any way will inevitably draw in cheaters. PUBG is no exception to this. However, the developers are prioritizing anti-cheating measures in their next few patches. The news comes as update 17.1 was released.
The new update features a number of bug fixes, but the biggest take-away was the developers’ anti-cheating measures. These are set to be the first of many. Speaking in a blog post announcing the update, the developers said:
“Our goal is to always give you a better battle royale experience. To do that, we know that we have to ship more performance improvements and additional bug fixes. We agree with the criticisms of the game that many of you have made recently, including comments that our efforts need to be more effective and that the game still needs more improvement.”
The developers also noted that most of the criticism was doc used on cheaters in the game. However, they said that they are going to focus more on that aspect, among others. In their words:
“We greatly appreciate this feedback and we know that all of it comes from a place of support and love for PUBG. Right now we’re developing new plans to resolve various problems facing PUBG, prioritising server performance, client-side performance, anti-cheat and bugs.”
However, the developer declined to give a specific time-frame as to when these changes will be implemented. While some have already been made, many are still in the planning stages, as the developer mentioned. That doesn’t mean that players will have to wait long, though.
Cheating has long been a central criticism of the game, so the developers are aware. Because of that, players should be able to expect that anti-cheating measures will be instituted pretty soon.
Source: PUBG Steam.