PUBG has hit headlines again this week, this time for bans. PUBG Corp. has cracked the radar hack method to cheat in their smash hit battle royal games – Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG. Reports suggest that over 30,000 accounts have been banned due to the new anti-cheating measures implemented through the Battleye software. The unfortunate side effect of this ban has been the fact that several professional PUBG players have been banned, a development that has affected PUBG's reputation as e-sport. It is important to note that this development affects PUBG on Xbox, PS4 and PC, and not PUBG Mobile. The latter is published by China's Tencent games, not PUBG Corp.
PUBG radar hack ban
Radar hack is a cheat that allows players to view the positions of all other players on the map, giving them an immediate advantage. In the most popular mode of PUBG, 1
Players have complained about radar hacks for several months, and it appears that PUBG Corp has finally listened to their complaints. It was considered difficult to turn on radar hacks because they sent data from the server to an external device via a VPN. Cheaters can then monitor other PUBG player positions via another screen or even a smartphone.
May Ozdemir, also known as TEXQS, be among the most popular PUBG players to be excluded as part of this initiative. Ozdemir played for the Pittsburgh Knights e-sports team, which issued a statement which states that TEXQS has been suspended and an investigation is in progress. Other e-sports players who are banned in this anti-cheat station are Sezk0, Houlow, Kraqen, Papaya, Cageman, PlayerJones, Hoffmann88 and others.
Finally, it is important to note that Battleye is known to be a little too aggressive when it comes to fighting scams. In June, the software fake banned several innocent players in PUBG and such events have been reported in other games such as ARMA as well. It appears that this wave of radar notch is not one of these errors, but there may be some innocent PUBG players banned even in this wave.
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