A number of "helper" programs that might not necessarily be considered cheating but still give players an edge are going to be blocked, and any software that hooks into the game and gives players an advantage will likely get the same treatment. Some of these, like ReShade, would change the color saturation to make it easier to spot enemies, but those programs will no longer be allowed while playing PUBG.
"For you to run the game, you must uninstall ReShade", said a post by PUBG Corp community manager FWG on the game's forums. Last month's 40x increase doesn't even seem to have the same impact - accusations of cheating remain constant on social media, despite bans and a death cam meant to alleviate false reporting - now that Battlegrounds has become the most popular game on Steam.
As rough estimate, somewhere around 8% of all players of the game have been banned from cheating. There are PUBG cheats which allow scumbag players to withstand damage, see where enemies are located at on the map, and numerous other silly exploits.
"We will be dealing with these cases as soon as possible". BattlEye published a tweet in december stated they have banned 1.5 million cheaters in total since starting and a new year starts and for that month alone 1 million.More news: Trump To Tout Tax Law At Cincinnati-Area Company Monday
Unfortunately, the checks will also block software that does not facilitate cheating such as video/audio capture programs.
Luckily for us, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp is better dedicated to the cause.
PUBG is available now for PC and Xbox One. "Thank you for your understanding". Players will undoubtedly be disappointed that they can't use the program anymore-but if it helps stop hacks and cheats from slipping through the cracks, then it's probably a necessary loss. Are you waiting for the arrival of this new update?
What do you think?