More than 30,000 players who used Radar Hacking technology to gain an unfair advantage in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are no more as PUBG Corp. has permanently banned these accounts. This comes just after the latest update to BattleEye.
It looks like the latest update to PUBG's anti-cheat system is doing its job pretty effectively as PUBG Corp. discovers a new way to track those who cheat in one of the most popular battle royale game on the planet.
PUBG Corp. new security features and BattleEye algorithms helped to detect and permanently ban suspicious accounts using the Radar Hacking technology. For those unfamiliar with these hacks, they allow the cheaters to receive detailed data from the game's servers and send it to an external device which means that they can see the opponent's position via the second monitor or smartphone application.
These hacks were mostly used in PUBG Mobile's e-sports in Europe and North America. What's interesting is that the banhammer also battered some pro players as well. Can "TEXOS" Ozedemir from the Pittsburgh Knights teams got banned and his team released an official statement saying that they will keep him suspended during the investigation. Ozedemir won more than $36,000 last year and he could get a life-long ban on competitions if it turns out that he was indeed using hacks.
Along with Ozedemir, the ban wave also hit fifteen other professional PUBG players including Sezk0, Cageman, PlayerJones, Papaya, Hoffmann88, Houlow, and Kraqen. These guys won't be competing anytime soon unless they prove that the new anti-cheat algorithm got it all wrong.
PUBG Corp. wanted to improve their anti-cheat system with their FixPUBG campaign which ended last month. They were very clear that along with server optimisation and faster matchmaking, strong anti-cheat measures were always a priority for the team.
Recently, it has been confirmed that Bluhehole permanently banned more than 13 million accounts since mid-2017 which is a staggering number. It also shows that the developer is working hard to eradicate the issue which was plaguing the game since its release.