Players using in-game cheats in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is nothing new. The issue is so prevalent, in fact, developer PUBG Corp. stated controlling the cheating was one of the studio's major priorities in 2018. A recent, anti-cheat patch was released for the popular battle royale game over the weekend; and though it was effective, according to PUBG, the developer has been forced to roll back the update on PC because it caused several compatibility issues for players, including crashes, severe lag, and the inability to launch the game altogether.
In an update on the PUBG forum, the developer stated:
We released a patch yesterday without going through any maintenance to add some new anti-cheat features.The PUBG support account on Twitter also announced the unfortunate rollback for PC users, along with an apology.
However, we know that some players are having compatibility issues, causing the game to crash or are unable to launch the game.
We are doing our best to resolve this issue. With the issue that is related to the game not launching, we are checking for any conflict between anti-cheat solutions and other programs.
PUBG has seen many updates on both Xbox One and PC since it released last year (one of the more visible updates came in the form of the starting area being removed on Xbox One), and players' obsession with the game is still going strong. Following the recent anti-cheat update, PUBG Corp. didn't offer any further information about when or if this patch would be coming back. You can check out the full update notes on the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds forum.
What do you think of Bluehole's decision here? Do you think they chose the right approach? How should they handle cheating in PUBG and are they going down the right path? Share your thoughts in the comments below's!