PUBG Mobile has become a phenomenon since its launch earlier this year. Players have flocked to it like moths to a flame, and its popularity is booming right now. PUBG Mobile right now is one of the most played games on mobile, and there are quite a few reasons for its popularity and the most important being its simplicity, smooth performance as well as unique premise as a game.
But like its PC version soon after launch it was plagued by a problem that most game face today. And that is potential cheating or trying to get an edge over the opponents. Cheaters were one of the biggest problems in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and when the mobile version launched some people started using emulators to use mouse and keyboard to get a drastic advantage over players who were using the touch controls of a mobile device.
And Tencent Games that made PUBG Mobile also took the threat of players using third-party emulators seriously and in the month of May released its own emulator where it declared that people using the company’s emulator will only be matched to players using emulator and not touch surfaces devices.
In its tweet Tencent Games mentioned that the if there is even one player using emulator in a team, then the team will be matched to other players using emulators.
To ensure fair gameplay, players on emulators will only be matched with one another and not with players on mobile devices. Groups with at least one player using an emulator will also only be matched with one another and not with groups that use only mobile devices.
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) April 13, 2018
These other teams could also have players who are using mobile devices but they have joined a team that has emulator player by choice.
This gives those players on mobile a huge disadvantage since there are enemies that are using mouse and keyboard with much higher precision, accuracy and speed when aiming, moving and shooting. But in PUBG Mobile’s defence, it is the choice of the player and hence they are not liable for that disadvantage.