No downtime for servers anticipated.
After information that over 1 million players were banned from PUBG in January alone, the sport’s group supervisor, Andro Dars, has introduced that the brand new anti-cheat replace will go dwell at this time, with no server downtime.
“The replace will go dwell at Feb 5 6PM PST / Feb 6 3AM CET / 11AM KST and there will probably be no downtime for the servers,” Dars wrote in a forum post.
“The brand new anti-cheat function will block completely different helper applications that alter the graphics or help in gameplay indirectly. What these applications have in widespread is that all of them hook into our recreation and rework recreation recordsdata. Applications that aren’t used to achieve an unfair benefit will also be blocked in the event that they behave like cheats.”
ReShade is among the applications that has been blocked, and whilst you will not be banned for having it in your system, you will not be capable of play the sport when you’ve got it put in. You may must uninstall blocked applications with a purpose to launch PUBG, and a few gamers could discover that they should reinstall the sport.
Gamers must also word that different applications that do not have an effect on gameplay may be briefly blocked – like NVIDIA Shadow Play, and different video/ audio seize applications – because the devs “hone the brand new anti-cheat options.” You possibly can report any such innocent applications which have been blocked right here.
The dev blog replace on the brand new anti-cheat measures made it clear that their “prime aim is to create an surroundings that facilitates easy and unhindered enjoyment” of the sport.
“The very last thing a participant needs to see is a cheater,” it reads. “We deeply sympathize with the inconvenience that our gamers are experiencing because of cheat applications and we’re doing our greatest to struggle those that create, distribute and use cheats.”
The brand new anti-cheat resolution has been developed internally, with the early model going dwell at this time. In addition to the steps detailed in Dars’ weblog submit, some extra measures are additionally going to be applied, like an in-game report operate, blocking gamers who “tamper with recreation recordsdata,” and the deactivation of account sharing.
“We had allowed [family sharing on Steam] in order that the account holders who personal PUBG can use their character with different Steam accounts in the event that they needed to. Nonetheless, we’ve got determined to deactivate this function as a result of we’ve got recognized quite a few vulnerabilities which can be being exploited. Please perceive that we’re introducing this measure to struggle abuse and guarantee a good surroundings.”
There are plans to improve the anti-cheat resolution, and a “simpler system” is already being seemed into.
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