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PUBG Corp Says “It’s Time to Fix PUBG”

Published: 8/Aug/2018 12:04 Updated: 8/Aug/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason

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PUBG Corp has responded to the regular complaint about the current state of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, saying “it’s time to fix PUBG”.

You don’t have to look far in any PUBG related Reddit posts, Steam announcements, or forums to find players calling for the developers to “FIX THE GAME” and it looks like they are now taking those requests more seriously than ever before.

In a new post on Steam, PUBG Corp stated:

“Since we released PUBG as an Early Access game last year, the game has grown exponentially, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have millions of incredibly passionate players like you. However, we haven’t always been able to meet your expectations. Simply put, the game still has many unresolved issues.”

The post continues by saying “that’s why today we’re announcing a new campaign called ‘FIX PUBG’. The campaign will focus on addressing all of the game’s major issues and improving the quality-of-life for the millions of players worldwide.

The FIX PUBG campaign will begin with a patch that goes live today, August 8, and will implement the following changes:

  • Limb penetration will be implemented (if a player model’s hands or limbs are blocking a more vital area, bullets will now deal full damage for that area).
  • Graphics “sharpening” will be added as separate toggle in the settings.
  • You’ll be able to mute individual teammates while in-game.
  • Quality-of-life improvements are coming to colorblind mode.
  • Quality-of-life improvements are also coming to loot stack splitting (more control).
  • Vehicle sounds will be reduced when driving in first-person perspective.
  • You’ll be able to adjust your FPS cap (including by setting it to “uncapped”).
  • You’ll also be able to set your in-game FPS cap and lobby FPS cap separately.

PUBG Corp promised to start looking into the various optimization and bug improvements in the Update 17.1 patch notes but this is the first big step towards making good on it, releasing a website specifically for project.

The PUBG team concluded with “As always, we are humbled by your passion and dedication. Thank you for all your feedback and reports. We’re looking forward to crushing these bugs and continuing to improve the game however we can.”

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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.”

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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.