Just like how multiplayer games can offer great experiences they can provide massive amounts of frustration. Whether from toxic players and griefers or in this case, cheaters who make the player have a miserable experience. Being the trending game it is, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is definitely not too far from being one of the games with this problem.
However, even while PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been seeing cheaters on its player experience. The guys at Bluehole Studios have been trying their best to fight the offenders. Brendan Greene told Kotaku that the majority of the cheats surrounding PUBG come from China.
Their data shows that basically there’s a Black Market for this sort of thing. The majority of cheats show up in China due to some cultural aspects of the massive country.
“it’s seen as kind of a little bit more acceptable to cheat in games in China. Also geographically, they just have a lot more people than anywhere else in the world.” Said Greene.
Of course, because we can’t live in a place where people can be judged as individuals. Some PUBG players (No names mentioned) have proposed the Xenophobic and Racist option of banning China from play entirely.
Obviously neither the development team nor Greene himself agree with the idea. “Yes, the majority of cheats come out of China, but that doesn’t mean all Chinese players are cheaters. This idea that just because you’ve got a few bad eggs, you’ve gotta ban a whole country is a bit reactive.” He Said.
Now this is where the numbers come in. According to Greene, 99% of the cheats in Raibow Six Siege’s BattlEye come from China as well. However, both Bluehole and Ubisoft have been working to fix the issues as soon as possible.
A lot of people might not think that Bluehole is actively working on the game’s issues since they have a lot of other issues to work with such as server maintenance. However, the anti-cheat system has been banning over 66% of the Cheater playerbase. Of course, Greene has encouraged any and all users to report any sort of suspicious activity they see in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.