Okay, so the latest PUBG developer update
goes into great detail about how the PUBG Anti-Cheat Team is combating hacks and cheats via in-game monitoring and technical updates. From improved security measures and an in-depth rundown of how PUBG is identifying cheat programs and hacks to working with Steam to address platform specific issues. Then, it quickly takes a turn.
Under the 'Increased Legal Action', the team then goes on to list the number of people that have been successfully target by law enforcement.
Arrested 41 in Lianyungang, China in January, 2018
Arrested 3 in Huai'an, China in February, 2018
Arrested 11 in Xiangyang, China in February, 2018
Arrested 141 in Nanjing, China in April, 2018
Arrested 1 in Huai'an, China in April, 2018
Arrested 6 by Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agency, Korea in August, 2018
Arrested 1 in Wenzhou, China in September, 2018
Arrested 3 in Tangshan, China in October, 2018
Arrested 34 in Wenzhou, China in October, 2018
Arrested 11 by Yangcheon Police Station, Korea in October, 2018
It's certainly bizarre, and the first time we've seen this sort of disclosure in what's essentially a development update posted to the PUBG Steam community. No doubt, it's an issue that the developers take very seriously, with the update closing with the following statement.
Each game of PUBG sees up to 100 users trying to beat already incredible odds. We understand that even one person playing unfairly can severely impact the fun of so many people, and thus we need to maintain a much higher level of security than other games.