No one hates a cheat more than an examiner and a video game developer. Hackers and cheaters practically ruin the entire game, which developers create with a lot of passion and hard work. So, every now then developers have to take strict measures to keep them in check. For example, Blizzard had to take disciplinary actions against those, who had developed bots to cheat in their games. Now, another one is going down the same road and it’s the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
PUBG’s developers shared on Steam that they joined hands with the authorities in China and it led to the arrest of fifteen cheaters and hackers, who have been allegedly creating cheats for the game. The action taken by the developers and the Chinese authority appears to be extremely severe, as they have been fined nearly $5.1 million.
The developers of PUBG have also informed that some of these hackers not only let the players cheat in the video game but also buried malware in it so that; they could steal the players’ private information. “The longstanding rumor that hacking/cheating programs extract information from users’ PCs has been confirmed to be true. Using illegal programs not only disrupts others but can end up with you handing over your personal information,” stated PUBG.
Well, there is no guarantee that all these strict measures and fines will end the cheating in the video games, especially in PUBG. However, hopefully, these punishments will discourage other hackers.