PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) upcoming anti-cheat patch was set to roll out yesterday, however PUBG Corp has delayed its release.
In a forum post, the developer announced that the anti-cheat solution has been delayed and that BattlEye has also blocked ReShade. Those with ReShade, the leading post-processing injector which brings improved graphics to many games, will have to uninstall in order to play.
“If the game files are already damaged, you must also reinstall the game. ReShade not only behaves like a cheat program but can also be used for cheating, and must therefore be blocked. Please be advised that this is a permanent block.”
Fortunately for those who may not see this announcement, they wont have their accounts banned:
“You will not be banned for having it on system but you will no longer be able to play PUBG while it is installed,” the developer confirmed in another forum post. “Please uninstall ReShade (or any other blocked program) and launch the game again. Some players may find that reinstalling PUBG is also necessary.”
Over on Twitter, the official account revealed that the delay was due to an unexpected issue.
PC players, the patch for the anti-cheat update has been delayed, as an unexpected issue has occurred while testing its compatibility. We will soon update you when it will be released. Thank you for your understanding.
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) February 6, 2018
Foe a while now, PUBG Corp has been battling with cheaters, banning over one million cheaters just last month alone. Earlier in the year over 100,000 accounts were blocked, and a similar number was also blocked back in November 2017. However the issue here is that it’s very simple for players who intent to cheat, to simply create a new dummy account and purchase the game once again.
“We deeply sympathize with the inconvenience that our players are experiencing due to cheat programs and we are doing our best to fight those who create, distribute and use cheats,” the developer wrote on their website. “Our top goal is to create an environment that facilitates smooth and unhindered enjoyment of all the aspects of PUBG.”