Development on PUBG has been hindered by anti-cheat efforts


Development on PUBG has been hindered by anti-cheat efforts

The blog post also clarified that development of some new features have been delayed due to focusing the team on anti-cheat efforts. Also, due to other reasons, we have not been able to show you the team's development roadmap for 2018, ' said Bluehole.

Developments have been delayed over the past few months as PUBG Corp say their "focus shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort".

Cheating has been on the rise in Battlegrounds since the back half of 2017, as the game gained a large worldwide audience through partnerships in mainland China.

According to a recent announcement, a million accounts were banned in January alone. If the rate of increase in bans remains the same, the total number could easily exceed four million players in total by the end of February. The game is obviously still selling, and people are still playing it en masse, but where's the roadmap?

The fast paced H1Z1 is looking to set the standard for Battle Royale esports
The fast paced H1Z1 is looking to set the standard for Battle Royale esports. Source Daybreak Games

"After a prolonged silence, the developers PlayerUnknown" s Battlegrounds finally reminded myself and at the same time rolled out the update for test client shooter. We do have a lot of exciting things that we want to share with you, including new content to provide more extensive battle royale experiences as well as improvements and modifications to create a deeper and more realistic gameplay. Click on through to the patch notes to read all of the fine details.

Also expected to roll out soon are changes to matchmaking that will sort and prioritize users by ping.

Replaced some fences in Miramar to unbreakable fences or walls in order to optimize the client. This year, the game started seeing its first player declines, and the player numbers keep on dropping. To compensate, players will have a counter in the lower left corner of the screen indicating how many players are left on the plane. The ability to report players from the replay viewer is getting an upgrade, too.