Cheating is wrong, no matter what form it takes, but it seems as though the longer time goes on, the more that players find new and creative ways to cheat. And with that comes new protections that have to be put into place just so players can have fun and not have to worry about who is out there. For PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the need to stop cheaters is even greater as the Steam Early Access game has over 4 million players, with hundreds of thousands sometimes playing in a day.
To combat this, the man behind the game has made it so that the community can ban players if they have legitimate evidence of cheating, harassing, both, or something else. Well, they did just that recently, as a player tried to continually enter a lobby that was inhabited by a streamer, and numerous times tried to kill him in game.
Some though raised a red flag as to why this player was banned, so the creator took to Twitter to answer.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) July 29, 2017
So there you go, it appears the ban will stick, as the evidence backs it up. This is certainly a weird case, and though it’s not “Cheating” per se, it is cheating someone their joy of playing PlayerUnknown’s Battleground without fear, and that’s certainly a crime in and of itself. And with all the records and accolades that the game has been getting recently, you can bet that the team and the community are going to make sure that no cheaters are left standing, especially as the game gets closer and closer to a worldwide release on both Steam and Xbox One. So cheaters and harassers beware, you are being watched.