PUBG Mobile is driving a lot of traffic for PUBG Corp and they are not going to let their golden goose get killed by cheaters. After announcing improved anti-cheat measures, they also announced longer bans.
PUBG Mobile received a new anti-cheat measure in order to combat those who prefer to let software win games for them instead of actually learning the game themselves. This update is an upgrade for the existing Spectate Mode with the peer review mechanic.
People in charge of manual reviews will likely be relieved a bit since the game server will now detect whether a player is visible in the view of the game host, in real-time, and decide whether or not to transmit their location to spectators. This is meant to curb the manipulation of the existing Spectate Mode and further improve it to better identify and eliminate players suspected of cheating.
The spectating system in PUBG Mobile consists of three main roles:
- Game Server
Cheaters were initially able to use the Spectate Mode by using two mobile devices - one to play with and the other to spectate. This way they could pinpoint enemy location without actually getting any visual or audio cues. With the aforementioned changes, this shouldn't be possible anymore.
Additionally, plug-ins will not be able to modify game data either, for additional security and reliability. Overall, the changes should not impact the experience of those who spectate matches normally.
PUBG Corp are confident that the new changes will help them determine who is guilty of cheating more reliably and as a result, they are going to issue more severe bans. A 10-year ban should suffice apparently.