PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been dealing with cheaters since the beginning of its massive popularity, and PUBG Corp has taken an aggressive approach to pursuing hackers – going so far as to help regional law enforcement track down and arrest the creators and purveyors of hacking tools. A new video produced by the company provides a peek at the teams and people involved in fighting cheating in the game.
The video is a (somewhat sterile) rundown of PUBG Corp’s anti-cheating efforts. Dohyung Lee, the head of PUBG’s Anti-Cheat Unit, and Wonha Ryu, Anti-Cheat operations manager, explain a few of the broader concepts and approaches they use in the process of identifying cheaters and hacking tools as new methods arise.
According to the video, PUBG’s Anti-Cheat Unit relies on a combination of internal tools and player reports to identify cheating trends. Once a hack is identified, the team will find the third party hacking tool or device that’s being used to facilitate the cheat. Engineers will then work to deploy countermeasures into the game, while another team imposes sanctions on players using the tool – usually in the form of bans.