It’s no secret that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a problem with hackers, and it’s something that its developers have been actively combating, with some hackers even being arrested. However, that hasn’t stopped hacks from being in the game, with popular Twitch streamer Shroud recently encountering a hacked flying car, getting in it, and then getting banned for one month as a result.
Shroud’s one month ban in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds shows that the developers are extremely serious about combating hacking in the game. After all, Shroud is one of the most popular Twitch streamers right now, and he technically didn’t even hack the game, though he willingly joined others who did hack it.
Shroud entered the hacked flying car while playing on the Sanhok jungle map, and fans can check out some footage of the incident right here:
Rampant hacking has consistently been one of the main criticisms lobbied at PUBG since the game’s early access launch. However, despite the best efforts by the developers to curb hacking in the game, it has remained an issue, as we can see in the clip with Shroud flying around the map in a car.
Other PUBG hacks have been similarly problematic, allowing players to essentially become invincible, and pick up unfair, unearned victories. For example, one hack made players immune to circle damage, meaning they simply had to sit in one spot and wait for the circle to completely close to win the match.
Not all unfair advantages in PUBG come about because of hackers, though. In fact, the Sanhok map once had an exploit that allowed players to hide underground and be completely invisible to their opponents. Luckily, the developers were quick to release a patch and address the issue, and that particular Sanhok exploit has been removed.
Whether or not Shroud’s ban will deter other players from taking advantage of hacks and exploits remains to be seen. In the meantime, it’s clear that the developers have a lot more work to do to rid PUBG of hacks.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now for Android, iOS, and PC, and is available on Xbox One through early access.
Source: Game Informer