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PUBG players unimpressed with major update planned for Erangel map

Published: 5/Mar/2019 16:24 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 17:11

by Paul Cot

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It appears the PUBG developers are making changes to the original PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds map. Several compounds have been added across Erangel and fans have quickly voiced their displeasure with the news.

Erangel changes

The iconic Erangel has remained largely untouched since its release alongside PUBG. There have been compounds (buildings) previously added, most notably south of the western bridge connecting Sosnovka and Erangel’s mainland.

According to the PUBG test server for PC, Bluehole are at the very least experimenting with adding a large amount of compounds throughout the map.

Erangel has achieved cult-status due to its nostalgia, simplicity and open spaces. The addition of these compounds will reduce these open spaces and could damage the map as a whole.

Map highlighting the new compounds (red dots) in PUBG’s Erangel… (Image from: u/bizzfarts)

Response from PUBG players

It seems PUBG fans agree with this sentiment as many have already criticized the idea of altering Erangel.

One element of Erangel that has received criticism, deserved or not, has been the difficulty to accumulate loot, especially in the early stages of a game.

Consequently, Reddit user “ISCO23” put forward the following sarcastic remark: “Community: “Please PUBG add more loot to Erangel”, PUBG Corp: “Oh I hear they want more loot on Erangel, that means we add more buildings so there is more loot right?“”

Elsewhere, “Siannath” was more blunt saying, “Oh god, please don’t ruin Erangel PUBG Corp.”

These type of comments were plentiful across forum posts suggesting the change wouldn’t be welcomed.

Will Bluehole listen?

It will be interesting to see whether Bluehole will take note of this feedback or push these changes through in a future update.

Erangel is generally considered the best PUBG map and therefore Bluehole are playing a dangerous game by changing it.

At this point the PUBG community are more concerned with stability. These thoughts are amplified across the PUBG console ports whereby stability, even at 30 FPS, is satisfactory at best.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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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.