Infuriating New Exploit Allows Players to Get Under the Map in PUBG and Gain Unfair Advantage - Dexerto

Infuriating New Exploit Allows Players to Get Under the Map in PUBG and Gain Unfair Advantage

Published: 4/Jul/2018 15:45 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:37

by Ross Deason


PUBG players have discovered an annoying new glitch that allows people to hider under the recently introduced Sanhok map and gain an unfair advantage.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans around the world were excited to hear about the game’s new, smaller map when it was originally announced back in March of 2018.

The island map, which would later come to be known as “Sanhok”, is half the size of the other two maps that are available, and the developers hoped it would encourage faster, more intense matches.

After numerous play tests and modifications, Sanhok was finally introduced to the main version of the game as part of PC 1.0 Update #15 on June 22nd and it seems to have gone down well with the majority of community members.

Unfortunately, infuriating new bugs and exploits are being discovered on a regular basis and one YouTuber has highlighted a particularly bad one in the village of Na Kham that allows players to hide under the map and ambush enemies:

Clearly this exploit is not supposed to be in the game and players will be hoping that it catches the eye of the game’s developers in time for it to be fixed in the next update.

PUBG Corp has been taking a hard stance against cheaters and bug users in recent months. We would advise you not to try this exploit at home as the company may decide to make an example of people using it to gain an unfair advantage.


Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.