With latest update, PUBG Mobile gets new spectating system that makes it harder to cheat
PUBG Mobile has announced a new anti-cheat measure in the game today that is going to help improve competitiveness and crack-down hard on players who are trying to cheat.
This update builds on the existing Spectating System and adds a peer review mechanism. The game server will now determine realtime if a player is visible in the view of the game host and with that information decide whether or not to transmit location data to spectators.
A different kind of update
The new update to the Spectating System resolves the possibility of cheating by manipulating the existing Spectate Mode. It also improves upon the Spectate Mode to identify and eliminate suspicious behaviours through the game.
The Spectating System comprises three separate roles including host, game server and spectator. Previously, anyone trying to cheat would be able to take advantage of the Spectator Mode by using two devices to pinpoint in-game opponents and thus gain an unfair advantage.
The new mechanism can determine if a player is not visible in the view of the host and if he/she isn’t, it will not transmit the location data of the player to the spectators.
This upgrade not only eliminates the possibility of unfair cheating by spectating, it also ensures that plug-ins are not able to modify game data. Also, this new mechanism will not affect players who are playing fair.
Additionally, PUBG Mobile has remedied an ongoing cheat that allowed players to be killed by one shot.
“PUBG Mobile's official team is dedicated to bringing you a fair gaming environment by punishing players who disturb this environment.
Through player feedback, we have recently discovered a new cheat that one-shot kills players then invert’s their screen momentarily. The official team immediately went into action and tracked players who have used this cheat. Over 10,000 players have been issued a 10-year ban from the Operations team for harming the gaming environment. Our team will not show restraint to those who undermine the fair gaming environment and use cheats of this type.