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Shroud claims adding bots will actually improve PUBG

Published: 15/May/2020 12:30 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:42

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming star Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has explained why adding bots to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would actually be a positive for players and 

Before the boom of Fortnite and Apex Legends, the battle royale marker belonged to games like H1Z1 and PUBG. Players flooded to the two titles for matches, before many just stuck to PUBG for a more realistic experience.

As time has gone on, and battle royale titles have become much more polished, the title has been left behind somewhat – with PUBG Corp having to get creative with their future plans. One rumored idea is the introduction of bots, and while some fans won’t get excited by that idea, Shroud believes it could be a positive. 

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PUBG has been slowly overtaken by competitors such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone.

“I don’t think adding bots isn’t that bad, personally. I think it helps with queue times and it helps circulate the loot so that the bots could technically bring loot to you, so, it keeps it going better,” Shroud said on a recent stream.

While Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz and others debated the fact that you’d be killing a handful of bots, Shroud added that he wouldn’t be worried about killing a tonne of them because there wouldn’t be all that many in-game anyway. 

“If it’s done right then you only get a couple each,” the former Counter-Strike pro added, noting that he doesn’t think they’d copy PUBG Mobile and pretty much fill the lobby with computer bots. 

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Now, obviously, bots have been used in other battle royales to populate the lobbies – with Fortnite having varying degrees of success with them – so it wouldn’t be a ground-breaking move from PUBG Corp.

Whether or not they will just add a few bots in each game to populate a section of the lobby, as Shroud says, or they will turn it into a handful of real players versus a lobby of bots like PUBG Mobile, very much remains to be seen.

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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.