The anti-cheat update that was meant to be arriving for Player's Unknown Battlegrounds this week has been delayed, as was confirmed by PUBG Corporation in a statement sent out to users across its social channels.
Unfortunately an “unexpected issue occurred” while testing out the anti-cheat patch, which means the release will be held back until a later date. The developers did mention that it will be coming soon.
"PC players, the patch for the anti-cheat update has been delayed, as an unexpected issue has occurred while testing its compatibility. We will soon update you when it will be released. Thank you for your understanding."
As expected, PUBG Corp takes online cheating quite seriously. No one worth a damn likes a cheater, and the last thing you want to see on a multiplayer competitive online game is someone making up for lack of skill with the aid of software crutches.
According to a statement released today, the team behind PUBG has established a dedicated team "to focus on combating cheat programs", something they have been committed to since the early access launch. As part of this effort, they have developed a new internal anti-cheat solution that will complement the systems that have been developed and implemented already.
This new system is currently being trialed on the test servers, and will be introduced on live servers next week. It aims to block unauthorized programs that alter graphics, aid in gameplay, and overall hook into PUBG and transform the game files. Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats.
The statement also offered a look into other measures currently in effect, including:
Keep in mind that due to the very nature of cheats, anti-cheats nets may accidentally flag innocent users or fair programs, but PUBG assures its players that it will do its best to mitigate and remedy the situation where necessary. The plan is to constantly upgrade the anti-cheat solution after the first implementation next week, in order to keep up with the new underhanded yellow-belly ways to cheat in a game that keep popping up.
Finally, PUBG has more effective and robust plans in the works to combat cheating, but they are still in early stages. We'll let you know as they get closer to implementation.