PUBG PC 1.0 Update #17 Addresses Sanhok Exploits and Introduces PGI Theme - Patch Notes - Dexerto
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PUBG PC 1.0 Update #17 Addresses Sanhok Exploits and Introduces PGI Theme – Patch Notes

Published: 5/Jul/2018 12:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason

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Another minor update has been released for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) which focuses primarily on visual improvements and bug fixes.

PUBG Corp has released PC 1.0 Update #17 for its massively popular battle royale game but players hoping for any major changes will be left disappointed.

Luckily, it does looks like one major bug with Sanhok has been fixed. It recently came to light that it was possible to hide under the map in some areas and players were abusing this exploit to kill opponents.

However, the patch notes for Update #17, released on July 5th, state that it brings a fix for “an issue where some terrain in Sanhok could be passed through”, so the annoying glitch will hopefully be gone now.

Another notable change in the update is that the lobby now has a theme that celebrates the $2,000,000 PUBG Global Invitational, which begins on July 25th.

The full patch notes can be found below.

PC 1.0 Update #17 – July 5th 2018 Patch Notes

PGI Theme

  • To celebrate the upcoming PGI tournament, we’ve updated the game with a new lobby, BGM, and loading screen.

UI/UX

  • When matchmaking, the game will now display an estimated wait time for finding a match.

World

  • Visual improvements have been made to Sanhok.
    • Ruins
      • Added cracked bells, mossy rubble piles, and a new cap on the central palace.
  • Cliffs / Rocks
    • Enhanced the look of cliffs and rocks mapwide.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the crossbow’s reticles were misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue where some terrain in Sanhok could be passed through.
  • Fixed a few objects in Sanhok and Miramar that obstructed character movement.
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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.