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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds new anti-cheat system rolls out

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PlayerUnknown's Battleground new anti-cheat system is starting to roll out on the live servers, and you might need to reinstall the game. The development team has been testing the features for the past few weeks, but still, expect some users to experience serious issues with the new system after the update.

"The new anti-cheat feature will block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way. What these programs have in common is that they all hook into our game and transform game files," explains PUBG Community Manager. "Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats."

The list of programs that could force you to reinstall the game includes ReShade, and even NVIDIA's ShadowPlay, or any other video capture program. If the new anti-cheat tool detects a third-party program in your PlayerUnknown's Battleground files, then it might block you from playing the game - but it won't ban you.

The PUBG development team advises all players using ReShade to immediately uninstall the program. If you're running a "harmless program" that has suddenly caused you to be blocked from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, then report it here.

The new anti-cheat system will depend on two factors to combat cheaters; firstly on the internally=developed system that is now live, and secondly on player reporting via the Replay Feature.

PUBG players are still demanding that the developers #RegionBlockChina. In other news, last month over one million PUBG cheaters were banned. I'd say they are making progress in combating the vermin.

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"Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked"

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