Chinese Police And Tencent Cracking Down Hard On PUBG Cheat Makers

Most of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC installation base comes from China and the game’s distributor for that region, Tencent, has begun cracking down on cheat software makers there.

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Moreover, Tencent has the support of Chinese police to find, and bust the underground rings behind the bots. At the time of writing, the cops have started at least 30 cases and made over 120 arrests, as reported by Bloomberg news.

The accused cheat-makers are suspected of developing software which permits players quite a few prohibited assists, from aimbots to wallhacks. The report also notes the accused have used the game’s leaderboards as advertisement, promoting their cheat applications and also using their contact info as their in-game name.

BattlEye is an anti-cheat service provided to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, recently announced that the vast majority of cheaters it caught daily are from China. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ installation base consist of 27.6 million globally and nearly 10 million of that comes from China. Eight million comes from the United States.

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