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PUBG announces important changes for loot crates and cheater reporting

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PlayerUnknown's Battleground PC version has always had a serious cheater problem, so much so, that in November last year the developer, Bluehole, issued a public apology and vowed to adopt better anti-cheat measures. True to their word, they released a new cheater reporting feature on the test servers, and it makes life for PUBG players a lot easier when it comes to reporting the vermin.

In other important PlayerUnknown's Battleground news, Bluehole also announced some serious changes to loot crates, as well as detailed the drop ratios.

PUBG - How to report a cheater

"Players, as we have said on numerous occasions, we are committed to creating a fair play environment in PUBG and are always looking for ways to decrease the amount of active cheats and their users," reads the announcement via Steam. "As part of our latest efforts in this direction, we are adding a new way to report suspected cheaters in-game.

  • Currently only available on test servers
  • Once testing is completed it moves over to all servers
  • Report players directly via the new in-game reporting tool; "Replay Feature"
  • Find the Report button in the Replay section
  • Report button pops up when pressing RMB on the player list (TAB key)
  • While observing / following mode, report button appears on the timeline (J key)

The above system means you don't have to be killed by someone you suspect is a cheater to report him or her.

PUBG - Loot crate changes

The one good thing about PUBG loot crates is that it will always remain only cosmetic items. The developer vowed last year that they "will never add anything that affects the gameplay." That being said, the official crate box drop rates are looking dismally sad. As you probably know, players are capped to six crates per week, and can only get it by earning Battle Points.

Below is a summary of the changes:

  • Two loot crate versions introduced
  • Free loot crate (earn via BP)
  • Paid loot crate (earn via BP and unlock with a paid key)
  • Purchase the "Early Bird Key" via Steam's marketplace for $2.50
  • The new free/paid crate box has a 40% drop rate
  • Previous crate boxes(Wanderer and Survivor) have a 10% drop rate
  • DESPERADO (new paid crate box): 40%
  • BIKER (new free crate box): 40%
  • Wanderer: 10%
  • Survivor: 10%

To test the new loot crates, PUBG is giving away 100 000 BP and six keys to every account for those who join the test servers. Lastly, Bluehole also revealed all the loot crate drop rates; with some items only dropping once in every 10 000 crates!

Biker items are among the rarest, and most frequent

  • Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Brown): 0.01%
  • Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Black): 0.01%
  • Cloth Mask (Checkered): 0.01%
  • Long-sleeved T-shirt (Red): 15.00%
  • School Shoes (Brown): 15.00%

You can check out all the item drop rates here. It's worse odds than playing roulette at the casino. Luckily it's only cosmetic items, but it's sure going to make Steam and Bluehole a lot of money.

What say the PUBG players about the changes?

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