PUBG Mobile unveils anti-cheat detection system to identify, ban cheaters

By Xite - October 29, 2019
In its bid to promote fair gameplay, PUBG Mobile has unveiled upgraded anti-cheat system with advanced real-time detection technology that will help the developers identify and ban players who resort ....

The security team at PUBG Mobile has solidified its no-nonsense approach by unveiling an anti-cheat detection system. The system will help the developers identify and ban players who resort to unfair means to win the ‘Chicken Dinner’ in the game. The company also revealed insights into existing cheating detection efforts and future initiatives that are currently being developed.

The upgraded anti-cheat system with advanced real-time detection technology is aimed at creating a fair gameplay experience by removing hackers and cheaters from the game. As the first line of defence, PUBG Mobile’s system of detection software will scan for suspect software and modified game data. To keep up with the constantly evolving hacking and cheating methods, PUBG Mobile employs a library to cross-reference while detecting suspicious software.

The developers also use game observation techniques to identify players using unfair means to gain an advantage over their competition. The security team utilises game observation to monitor players who have been reported through the game’s system. This practice ensures that only players using additional software or other means of hacking and cheating to deter from the game’s environment are banned. Further, by combining detection software, observation, and player reporting, the developers can swiftly remove cheaters even in the middle of a match.

‘We want players to know that we are 100 per cent committed to providing a fair gameplay experience for everyone. We take enormous pride in the game we work on every day, and cheaters cheapen all of our work. We’re doing everything possible to keep cheaters out of our game as much as possible, and hundreds of team members are dedicated to this task,’ Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Department from Tencent Games, said in a statement.

Earlier this month, PUBG Mobile announced that if they find a player using unfair means during a game, they will ban him/her for 10 years. PUBG Mobile has already banned 3500 players in September alone. The use of unauthorised third-party apps or hacks provide unfair advantage to a player in winning a game. While some were using virtual apps and cheating tools during the game, others were found to have modified the in-game data or were found cheating with auto-aiming.

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