PUBG Mobile reveals an all-new anti-cheat system with real-time detection technology


PUBG Mobile is working on a real-time detection system. The company says it combines detection software, observation & player reporting to remove cheaters even mid-match to maintain a fair gaming experience. 

  • PUBG Mobile reveals further insight into existing cheating detection efforts
  • PUBG MOBILE developers are working to evolve detection technologies
  • The game can ban hackers in real-time

PUBG Mobile on Tuesday revealed its insights into existing cheating detection efforts and future initiatives currently being developed by the security team to counter in-game cheating to promote a fair and healthy gaming environment.

PUBG Mobile, developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corp is based on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which is the original PC and Xbox One gaming phenomenon launched in 2017. It has seen impressive response across markets and has over 400 million players. However, PUBG Mobile has also seen an uprise of hackers and cheats trying to take advantage of loopholes in the system to take advantage of in-game.

The company explains that as the first line of defence, PUBG Mobile’s system of detection software can scan for suspect software and modified game data. The company also employs an 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 defence. Using game observation techniques, the developers can identify players using unfair means to gain an advantage over their competition,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Further, the security team at PUBG utilises game observation to reasonably 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,” it explained.

From time-to-time, PUBG Mobile publishes lists of banned players on its platform. With such a large player base, the team of developers at PUBG Mobile are working to enforce anti-cheat and hacking measures.

“In a commitment to swiftly deal with players utilising hacking and cheating software, PUBG Mobile developers can enforce player bans in real-time. By combining detection software, observation, and player reporting the developers can efficiently and swiftly remove cheaters even mid-match to maintain a positive gaming experience for players,” the company added.

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