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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheats think they’re being matched with other cheaters

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG’s developers may have implemented a cheater matchmaking system, according to a number of deliciously salty anecdotes from self-confessed cheaters.

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Those reports come via this Reddit thread. One cheater says “after finishing my new aimbot yesterday, I tried making some fun by winning a game with a crossbow and another with a pistol. Later I found my matching time was significantly longer than before.” There is then a sad emoji.

Another says “everytime I get killed it’s some gods who seem to hit me on every shot, while I’m running around like The Flash.”

There’s an interesting discussion in the comments about whether Bluehole have implemented cheater matchmaking, and the possible advantages of such a system. Letting cheaters continue to play might slow the adoption of new hacks, and give Bluehole time to collect data on existing ones, but putting them all in one rancid bucket together ruins the game for them rather than for the rest of us. If they care about their own experience at all, they may be just as likely to buy another account as if they were banned, so it’s not necessarily any worse for Bluehole’s balance sheet. Something for other devs to think about, perhaps.

We’ve contacted PUBG Corp. for official word on this, but it’s rare for devs to comment on security practices, for obvious reasons.