With PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds rapidly heading towards its December release date, one major problem remains: cheaters. Since the game launched and all through its booming success, cheaters have been a constant source of frustration for players. Bluehole, the game’s developers, have posted an apology for the persistent annoyance cheaters have caused and reiterated its plans to solve the problem.
“We would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters and we are sorry that you have not been able to enjoy PUBG in a safe and fair environment,” Bluehole wrote in a statement on Steam. “Our development team is doing their best to detect and ban those who use cheats in a more proactive manner. We are aware that we still have much to do.”
Bluehole go on to say that it is using all available resources to solve the problem and that it intends to go after not just cheaters but the people who create cheats, too.
Bluehole say they’re “in the process of adopting new tools to detect and verify users with unusual gameplay patterns” and that today they’re changing their protocols on how to deal with cheaters when they’re detected. “We will continue to permanently ban those who are using cheats. When unusual gameplay patterns are detected from an account, that account will be temporarily suspended and investigated.”
The next step in Bluehole’s fight will take place next week when the studio releases “another patch related to cheat detection.”