Cheaters and hackers beware: If you're caught plying your grimy trade in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, you'll be bounced out the door faster than a fox running after a chicken dinner.
The enormous success of Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's Battle Royale-style arena game means a few cheaters will inevitably slip through the cracks. Or maybe more than a few. On September 13, Greene tweeted over 150,000 cheaters have been ejected from PUBG, and 8,000 of that number were expelled in a 24-hour period between September 12 through 13.
Last month, Eurogamer talked to Greene about his methods for dealing with PUBG cheaters. His process is short and sweet: Players who notice a problem can fill out a report. Anyone who's caught cheating or hacking is banned immediately and permanently. No second chance, no compromise.
"If you're caught cheating or using any third-party tool that gives you an advantage we ban you straight away," Greene told Eurogamer. "Permanent ban, no appeal. For a competitive game, we can't have cheats. It would just discredit the game as a whole so you know we're actually very firm on that."
PUBG is currently in early access on Steam. We stream it heck of often for our USgamer Lunch Hour.