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Tencent helped the Chinese police arrest 120 PUBG cheat-makers

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Ahead of the publishing the game in China, Tencent have been helping tackle PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ cheating problem. The company has assisted Chinese authorities in the arrest of 120 people allegedly linked to underground cheat-making rings.

PUBG won't region-lock China, but they will introduce ping limits.

According to an article from Bloomberg, Tencent helped Chinese police discover 30 cases of people developing cheats to give PUBG players unfair advantages. The article also states that, at the time of writing, eight of the top ten leaderboard spaces are held by accounts whose names are accounts on Tencent’s own QQ messaging server.

Messaging these accounts is one way for players to get their hands on cheat software. One developer was selling cheats for around $15, while another urged cheaters not to go overboard with the software, and to “keep your kills within 15 people per game.”

BattlEye, the anti-cheat service attached to PUBG, recently announced that “the vast majority” of the several thousand cheats it bans every day are from China. Recently, it seemed as though Bluehole and PUBG Corp instigated queues specifically for cheaters to try and curb the problem, which threatens the game’s long-term growth if left unchecked. Some players have taken dealing with cheaters into their own hands, quite literally, in some cases.

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4 Months ago

Make a server dedicated for China, and prevent china players from connecting to other servers ! I know, it's not simple like that... :)

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4 Months ago

Sorry, but what on earth is this?

"eight of the top ten leaderboard spaces are held by accounts who names are accounts on Tencent’s own QQ messaging server"

This is like saying "9/10 top NA players have Facebook accounts" or "7/10 top EU players have Reddit accounts". QQ is a shopping/communications/gaming service larger than Facebook in Eastern Asia (best comparison would be Steam + Facebook + Amazon all combined). To use the argument that it has forum boards possible to share cheats on it is just as bad as arguing that people could have gotten their cheats through Facebook private messages; it's that small a part of what QQ does.

Its great to hear Bluehole are throwing themselves into the fray to fight cheat developers, but whoever wrote that article really is aiming to rile the public rather than share information (note, you left the article name/link blank. Could be worth filling in).

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4 Months ago

The point is that Tencent own both companies and therefore have the information easily available to do something about the situation.

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4 Months ago

"According to an article from , Tencent helped Chinese police discover 30 cases of people developing cheats to give PUBG players unfair advantages."

from wut?

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