The team behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will have one large wave of bans, following an investigation of data logs and player reports. Players have been complaining of cheaters for some time now, leading to PUBG Corp's increased focus on the matter.
"This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs," said PUBG Corp on the Steam Community page. "Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave."
"In addition, we are looking into adopting a new solution to detect and ban more cheaters and we have been continuously strengthening our security systems. We have also liaised with investigative authorities in some countries to take legal actions against developers and distributors of cheats," they added.
The team also identified a problem with the Death Cam, where it looked to victims like their killers had no weapon recoil, leading to false reports. PUBG Corp said that is a bug and has promised to fix it as soon as possible.
PUBG Corp said that it will be tweaking the blue zone in the future. The wait time of the blue zones in the mid-to-late part of the game will decrease, and the time it takes those zones to shrink will be slightly slowed. The last blue zone will also see an increase in damage. All the changes are being added to the test server.
"We will be testing this further after making changes to the above based on your feedback and play data. Please let us know your feedback on the adjusted blue zone mechanic compared with the current one on the live servers," said PUBG Corp. "We are planning to provide an update on other areas we have been working on. We will share the update as soon as possible."