PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds got a report button several months ago, theoretically a step toward combating cheaters and griefers in the uber-popular battle royale. The only problem is that it didn’t actually work. But those dark days are now in the past, as PUBG support have announced that the in-game report system is now “fully functional.”
Players, please use the in-game report function to report teamkillers and cheaters. There is no longer any need to report the teamkillers on our forum as the in-game system is now fully functional. Thank you for helping us build a fair playing environment!
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) December 18, 2017
The option to report appears whenever you’re killed in-game, but previously hitting the button came with a warning that this was only for “statistically analyzing incidents,” and would not result in suspensions or bans. If you wanted action, you needed to record some evidence and post it to the official PUBG forums. That’s no longer the case, with the in-game system now fully ready to combat folks playing outside the rules.
This is likely related to the recent implementation of killcams and replays, which would allow moderators to easily verify reports of cheating, team killing, and the like. These functions won’t go live until the release of PUBG 1.0 on Wednesday, but are currently available on the test server, and almost certainly available on the PUBG Corp backend.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 releases December 20, bringing with it the aforementioned replays and killcams, along with vaulting and the new desert map, Miramar. Also, presumably, some slightly looser underwear.