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PUBG Hackers | Cheating on Xbox?

Published: 27/Nov/2018 5:24 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 5:26

by Paul Cot


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…

PUBG Hacks

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

Cheating in PUBG XBOX PSA from r/PUBGXboxOne

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.

PUBG Response

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:

Bluehole respond to the recent cheating revelations on PUBG Xbox…


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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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.