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PUBG - Hackers are becoming a serious threat

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PUBG Corp teamed up with South Korean game technology provider Minkonet to bring some custom replay settings to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The options launched with the 1.0 version of the game and were supposed to help the devs get rid of hackers. Recent reports show that hackers are still growing in numbers.

Last week, PUBG developers announced a deal with South Korean game technology provider Minkonet. The deal has brought 3D replay and killcam features to the shooter. Minkonet is based in Seoul and they have built some custom replay settings so players can marvel at their amazing skills after the match is over. Or pull their hair out because they've been killed by hackers.

The new feature should also improve the experience for the game's spectators and viewers of e-sports contests. The killcam gives players some insight into their failures. That sounds disheartening but it's a way to improve everyone's gameplay. Even if you constantly get eliminated by a hacker, you'll soon devise a clever strategy for dealing with the rascals, e.g. you'll throw grenades at them instead of trying to dispatch them with bullets. 

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PUBG Corp and Minkonet have said that the killcam can and will also be used for in-game cheating detection. The replay function ensures players have video evidence when they accuse someone of hacking the PUBG code to grant themselves more precise aiming, faster movement, or other cheats that undermine the game’s competitive e-sports appeal.

One player's account brought these pledges into question. Claims of no-recoil hacks in almost every match are substantiated by the same killcam and replay footage that was supposed to be the end of them. You can see his killcam footage embedded above this article. 

No-recoil hacks seem to be the most prevalent in PUBG. These hacks give those who exploit them the ability to shoot from hundreds of meters away and still hit the same spot because there's zero recoil. This is to say if someone has the red dot attachment, they can easily kill their rivals from far away. The player who provided the footage added that the "hack" is allegedly not detectable because it doesn't modify the game files.

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One Reddit user offers these comforting words: