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PUBG Developers Address Unannounced Changes Noticed By Players Following PC 1.0 Update #13

Published: 23/May/2018 15:53 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Ross Deason

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The developers of PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) have commented on the recent audio changes that some community members have noticed since the recent PC 1.0 Update #13 patch.

PC 1.0 Update #13 brought a number of bug fixes and a new Crate but was more of a follow-up patch to the massive PC 1.0 Update #12 which was released in April.

However, players quickly began to notice that some changes had also been made to the audio but there was not sign of them in the patch notes.

On May 23rd the developers addressed this issue, apologizing for not being more “thorough” when it comes to “documenting changes in the patch notes”.

“It’s something we’re going to try our best to fix going forward, and you guys should absolutely continue to hold us accountable when we miss something. We can and will do better.”

They then went on to explain that the “primary audio changes” affect the way that other players’ gunshots sound due to some new changes to the HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) plugin.

“Previously, this plug-in only affected sounds related to movement, explosions, and empty cartridges—not opponents’ gunshots. You could generally tell whether shots were being fired from your left or right sides, but things were more problematic when trying to differentiate between sounds directly in front of or behind your character. There was also no way to tell whether shots were coming from above or below. Our new implementation of the HRTF plugin fixes both of these issues.

The remainder of the official press release features a number of before and after audio clips which should help you to understand the changes that are being described.

Some players are still experiencing issues with HRTF but at least the announcement from the developers confirms that people weren’t going mad since the last update.

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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.