PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Developers to Enforce New Crackdown on Cheaters

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Where there’s a popular online game bursting with potential fun for gamers everywhere, there are bound to be those disgruntled few that are out there to ruin the enjoyment of others by cheating. Luckily, for those who do desire to partake in a good clean fight for glory, game developers everywhere are taking extra steps to remove unwanted, pesky cheaters and ensure a fair experience for everyone. One such game that’s taking a stand is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, an online multiplayer battle royale that’s had quite the popular turn-out in gamer appreciation.

In a recent message on Steam, game developer Bluehole acknowledged the reports on cheaters since the game was put in Early Access. They took a stance against these unfair players by releasing a new patch that would start to take care of the problem for future gamers. Here is what they said:

This is not a simple task, as tackling cheaters is a constant battle, but we are confident that over the coming weeks and months we can implement new measures to make it harder to cheat in the game. This week alone we closed two major holes that allowed current cheats access to the game, and as we move further through Early Access we will continue to track down and further secure the game from those that don’t want to play fair.”

Alongside this uplifting message, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developers released a few patch notes about these upcoming changes, which can be seen below:

Config Changes

  • Fixed configuration files (ini) so that it cannot be used to hide trees, grass, etc.
  • Prevented adjusting the FOV by changing the game settings file (ini).
  • FOV will be adjustable from the settings menu in-game in a future update.


  • Fixed an issue with door sounds playing at low volume
  • Adjusted volume of wind, rain, and footsteps
  • Improved the sounds for the buggy
  • When in rainy weather, you will now sporadically hear thunder sounds

Bug Fixes

  • Added more support for non-standard aspect ratios. The game will now display at the correct FOV on aspect ratios ranging from 4:3 to 21:9. Multi-monitor environments such as Eyefinity are not recommended at this time.
  • Fixed an issue with the compass direction not displaying correctly

Game developers take cheating very seriously, no matter what console or type of game players are enjoying. Whether it’s a game as simple as Pokémon, or your favorite battle-hardened MMO, cheating is just not worth the risk of ending up on the business end of the ban-hammer. For more news on game developers taking a stance against cheaters, check out the articles below:

Thoughts on the latest developer announcement against PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheaters? Is it possible for game developers to go too far against those who cheat the system? Make sure to join in on the discussion in the comments below, or hop on over to the official Don’t Feed the Gamers Disqus channel. Also, don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. As always… game on, friends!


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