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PUBG devs want to remove keyboard and mouse use from Xbox One

Published: 10:12, 05 April 2018
Updated: 09:58, 24 September 2018
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It seems like regular PUBG players can't escape cheaters, regardless of the platform they're playing on. PC players are still having issues with hackers, while mobile and Xbox One player base have to deal with keyboard & mouse users.

To that end, PUBG Corp are working on a way to prevent keyboard and mouse usage on PUBG's Xbox One version. Dan ''RoboDanjal'' responded to a tweet by a concerned player who mentioned that he got killed by a keyboard & mouse user yet again. RoboDanjal responded by saying that PUBG Corp are looking to put a stop to usage of these devices, even though number of players abusing them is still statistically very low.

He added that ''fair gameplay is core'' to PUBG experience, which is a statement no player will agree with. When I hear ''PUBG'' , the first word that will come to my mind will not be ''fairplay'' - it will be ''hackers'' 10 out of 10 times. On the bright side, RoboDanjal mentioned that PUBG Corp will ''communicate'' their plans to curb the usage. There is no confirmed time of when this might happen, but he did say ''soon''

This would be all nice and shiny, if this weren't RoboDanjal made on PUBG's forums almost two months ago. The statement also says they have been monitoring ''third party device usage'' for months. Combined with the time that has passed since he said that, it is nearly half a year of this ''monitoring'' and there was no action taken. 

PUBG Corp don't seem to be bothered nearly enough about taking action against malpractices in their game, as PUBG's problems just keep piling up and players are left in the dirt, waiting for months on end to see them resolved. Players on mobile devices are experiencing the same problems on PUBG Mobile, where they're getting smashed by keyboard & mouse abusers.

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There has been no confirmation on whether the same fix will prevent usage of keyboard & mouse on PUBG mobile, but it is implied PUBG Corp are looking for a way to block the usage of emulators for the game, which would solve both the console and mobile players' problems.

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