PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developers have been fighting an uphill task in taming the cheaters in the battle royale game for a while now. And the latest news is not a happy one for either the company or the players.
PUBG’s latest anti-cheat update, which hit the servers last week, has now been rolled back due to apparent performance issues in the main client. Some users have reported crashes. Bluehole has not clarified when the anti-cheat system will be reintroduced. The compatibility issues for some players were apparent soon after the update was released last week, and PUBG Corp hoped to be able to tackle the problem without having to remove it from the servers.
Players, we are aware that some players are experiencing crashes or other issues after the latest anti-cheat update.
We seek your understanding and patience while we do our best to resolve the issues.
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— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) March 10, 2018
“We released a patch yesterday without going through any maintenance to add some new anti-cheat features. However, we know that some players are having compatibility issues, causing the game to crash or are unable to launch the game. We are doing our best to resolve this issue. With the issue that is related to the game not launching, we are checking for any conflict between anti-cheat solutions and other programs,” Bluehole mentioned on the PUBG forums.
Following this, a set of general guidelines for the players were provided by the company. When this failed to resolve the issue and proved too complicated to fix, developers finally decided to take it down.
PC players, despite its effectiveness in blocking cheats, we have decided to roll back our latest live server update.
We will continue to resolve some compatibility issues caused by it. There will be a small patch to download. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) March 11, 2018
PUBG Corp claims that the anti-cheat system was doing its job at keeping most cheaters and external software at bay, while it was still active. PUBG has taken a very strong stance against cheaters, and this is evident from the fact that it is a part of its development roadmap for this year.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had a server maintenance scheduled for today, which introduced the update introduced on the test servers last week. As of now the PUBG update with Emotes, Steam achievements and an in-game friends list is live.