PUBG Corp. has released a new video giving fans some insight into its methods of tackling cheaters.
The battle royale has struggled with a cheating epidemic since it released in 2017 and, given that hacks are constantly evolving, it's becoming more difficult to target and punish persons looking to exploit the game in order to gain an unfair advantage over other players.
Cheating isn't limited to PUBG, though, as the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends have difficulty with hacks as well. All three of the pertinent developers have been implementing measures to rid the game of cheaters.
PUBG's Anti-Cheat Unit in South Korea is trying its very best to make the game as hack-free as possible and has since published a video showing how its model works. To the unit's credit, it does seem intimidating, especially given the punishments, which include hardware bans for any system flagged on suspicion of a game hack.
Once a hack is recognized, the team liaises with international partners and shared data could lead to it being destroyed. However, developers and other persons aiding the sales of such software could also face arrest.
"The PUBG Anti-Cheat Unit responds to any unauthorized actions that negatively affect our players' gameplay experience," Dohyung Lee, the head of the unit, says. "We're always looking to provide the most positive gameplay experience we can for our community."
The unit also employs machine learning to formulate algorithms that strengthen its anti-cheat methods.
"The goal here is to provide a system that will effectively respond to hackers and abusers by using various statistics, logs, and play patterns found using machine-learning technologies," anti-cheat engineering developer Dongwan Kim explains.
PUBG's partnership with an agency allowed it to arrest 15 persons last April in connection with the distribution of cheating software and over $5.1 million was levied in the form of fines.
Despite the relative success of the Anti-Cheat model, PUBG encourages players to keep reporting cheaters in-game as it helps keep it updated on the latest trends.