As reports say, 120 people have been arrested for creating and selling PUBG hacks, and over 1.5 million PUBG players have been banned for using hacks in PUBG.
PUBG’s Chinese publisher, Tencent, has recently begun to enlist Chinese law enforcement to “root out the underground rings that make and sell cheat software,” which led to at least 30 cases and 120 arrests.
The people who got arrested have violated the law, by creating aimbots, wallhacks, etc. and these type of cheats are sold by the hackers, but BattlEye have been working constantly on removing these parties and as they reported, “over 1.5 million bans for hacks in PUBG, but the hackers continue to flow into the game regardless.”
Kim Hak-joon, a gaming analyst for South Korea’s Kiwoom Securities Co. in an interview with Bloomberg said – “PUBG is going through a puberty of sorts and cheaters threaten to stunt its growth. Cheaters mostly drive away new users, and without retaining new users, PUBG won’t be able to consolidate its early success and become a long-lasting hit.”
The industry selling cheats have become so big, so Tencent is working on finding a way how to stop these hackers and ban the cheaters. PUBG may fail to capitalize if it doesn’t control them, especially before launching the game in China this year.
Hacking is always going to be an issue with these type of games, and it looks like Brendan Greene and his team have to implement more and more measures to protect against cheaters.