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Shroud Shoots Flying Car Hackers Out of the Air on PUBG

Published: 31/Jul/2018 15:01 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 19:44

by Calum Patterson

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Shroud has encountered more than his fair share of hackers in PUBG over recent weeks, but took matters into his own hands this time – sniping two car hackers out of the air with incredible accuracy.

A recent swarm of ‘car hackers’ have appeared in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, granting these cheats the ability to fly around the map in a back to the future like style.

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Shroud himself even mistakenly got into a car with a hacker, resulting in a temporary ban of his account, so safe to say he has somewhat of a vendetta against them.

The next time he came across such a hacker in game, the popular streamer comically avoided interacting with the car.

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The next time Shroud came across a car hacker though, he had enough, and simply pinpointed the driver for a clean headshot – before finishing off his teammate too.

Notoriously hard to hit targets moving in vehicles in PUBG, it is even more impressive that shroud managed to take them out while flying in mid-air.

PUBG developer Brendan Greene recently claimed that there aren’t many hackers in the game, but given the frequency of shroud’s encounters this seems a stretch.

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Speaking about the car physics issue however, Greene did state that it is something the team are struggling to find a fix for. Speaking to PCGamesN, Greene said:

“It is very, very hard to fix. We have some very smart people working on this. Although I can’t promise a conclusion to the space race just yet, we’ll see some improvement in the future. Unfortunately, if we do that though, we won’t see any more bugged videos on YouTube!”

So for now, it looks like shroud might be PUBG’s best defense against these pesky car hackers, if he can keep hitting shots like that.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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