PUBG cheating and hacking on the PC has been a prevalent issue for a while now. It appears hackers may have been able to exploit the Xbox version too...
The majority of people reading this will be very much anti-cheating. Some may even be blissfully unaware that PUBG hacking is an issue.
Unfortunately PUBG cheating is an issue that has plagued the game since release on the PC. Those cheats include:
- Aimbot (the ability to automatically aim at an opponent who is in view)
- Permanent UAV (see where everyone is on the map)
- See and drive through buildings
Blocking the cheats and banning those who implement them has been an ongoing process for Bluehole. Some of those cheaters in China, which makes up an estimated 50% of the PUBG player base, have even faced jail time.
It does appear the cheating situation has improved but still remains. However, PUBG hacks appear to have made their way over to the Xbox.
PUBG Xbox Cheating
The Xbox PUBG hack is regrettably quite substantial. Whilst it doesn't appear to be widespread, those who are utilising it have an often unsurpassable advantage. The cheat in question allows you to do the following:
- Permanent UAV
- Where everyone is looking
- When anyone is aiming
- Where each item of loot is
- All gamertags
How Does This Happen?
We're not going to detail how the hack works for obvious reasons. The basics of it are the data is read before it hits the Xbox and therefore can be used for the above additional information.
You may ask why the data isn't encrypted. Well of course it should be and this is rather concerning on Microsoft's part. In this case it appears the data has either been cracked or was never encrypted in the first place.
PUBG Xbox Cheating Punishment?
The first question is, what is being done to firstly fix it and secondly punish the ones using it. There is no real answer to either question unfortunately.
In a direct response to the Reddit thread above, the PUBG Xbox Community Manager, stated "we're investigating this issue and will take action against any cheats or hacks."
This also suggests there hasn't been any punishment handed out to current cheaters. On the up side though it does sound like there will be punishments handed out in due course.
Since then in Bluehole's weekly update on the state of PUBG on the Xbox, they responded to these recent cheating revelations with the following:
The news of these PUBG cheats on Xbox isn't ideal for Bluehole considering the upcoming PUBG PS4 release. We don't know whether these cheats will be possible on the PS4 port but we can only hope not. Furthermore, we also don't know how the PS4 version of PUBG will compare to the Xbox version.
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