In an update from Bluehole, developer of the famed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, 15 alleged hackers from the game have been arrested.
As everyone should know by now, PUBG has been plagued with hackers from its beginning, so it is no shock that Bluehole would strike back and protect their game. The studio has been in the works to create extensive anti-cheat measures to alleviate the situation.
A result from these measures has sent 15 suspects from China to jail, all who were selling “hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG,” according to the developer. Altogether, the hackers have been fined a total of $5.1 million so far. There are still suspects in question, so that number could still rise quite a bit.
Bluehole also added that they are “continuously gathering information on hack developers” and “working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice.”
The developer has promised that they will continue to pursue these hackers and programs until “players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment.” It is clear to see that Bluehole is taking the hacking of their much-loved game very seriously.
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