The World’s most popular mobile game is receiving new methods for promoting fair gameplay and of making sure nobody's experience is being ruined by cheaters.
Since PUBG Mobile’s launch in 2018, a zero-tolerance policy towards in-game cheating was enforced to create a fair and healthy gaming environment. So, PUBG Mobile revealed further insight into existing cheating detection efforts and future initiatives currently being developed, including an upgraded anti-cheat system with advanced real-time detection technology.
As the first line of defense, PUBG Mobile’s system of detection software is able to scan for suspect software and modified game data. To keep up with the constantly evolving hacking and cheating methods, the PUBG Mobile employs a massive and ever-expanding library to cross-reference when detecting suspicious software.
While PUBG Mobile developers are working to evolve detection technologies on an ongoing basis their efforts to stop hacking and cheating do not stop at just one line of defense. Using game observation techniques, the developers are able to identify players using unfair means to gain an advantage over their competition.
Additionally, the security team utilizes game observation to fairly monitor players who have been reported through the game’s system to ensure only players using additional software or other means of hacking and cheating to deter from the game’s environment are banned. The team can efficiently observe gameplay to differentiate between the use of unfair software and player skill as well as unusual game occurrences due to lag or packet loss.
"We want players to know that we are 100% committed to providing a fair gameplay experience for everyone," said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Department from Tencent Games “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.”
In a commitment to swiftly deal with players utilizing hacking and cheating software, PUBG Mobile developers are able to enforce player bans in real-time. By combining detection software, observation, and player reporting the developers are able to efficiently and swiftly remove cheaters even mid-match so as to maintain a positive gaming experience for players.