By Tom Capper – Updated June 20th, 2021
If you’re going to be cheating in any game, then you’ll need to have a healthy level of respect for that game’s anti-cheat systems. This will make it easier to ensure that you don’t end up getting caught when you hack, potentially losing everything that you have associated with your account and setting you back quite some time.
In today’s guide, we’re going to take a brief look at how anti-cheat works in PUBG. We’re also going to explore how you can dodge anti-cheat so you don’t end up losing your account and even your right to play the game. While PUBG may be ridden with cheaters, hacking in the game is not as risk free as you’d think.
PUBG uses a few different anti-cheat approaches to ensure that they cast the widest possible net and catch the largest possible number of cheaters. The best-known approach to anti-cheat in the game is BattlEye, which is a subscription-based service that allows cheaters to be caught automatically.
Thankfully, BattlEye isn’t perfect and it can’t necessarily catch every cheater, especially if they’re using more modern cheats. For this reason, BattlEye is supplemented by PUBG’s own community moderated cheating reporting system which is known as PUBG Shield. This was created to make up for the weaknesses of BattlEye.
PUBG Shield is designed to give players a platform to complain about players that they believe are cheating, and if enough people agree that a particular player is hacking, then action may be taken against them. This is similar to the community cheat reporting feature that you’ll find available in countless other titles.
The main difference between PUBG Shield and other community anti-cheat approaches is that Shield tends to be a little more transparent when it comes to what’s happening when you report someone. Keep in mind that PUBG Shield works across the NA, EMEA, and OC regions.
Now that you know what kind of anti-cheat is being used by PUBG, let’s discuss a few of the approaches that you can use to avoid getting banned in this game.
Start off by ensuring that you’re only using the latest hacks and that you’re not running anything outdated. Remember that cheats are products with a relatively limited lifespan, and if you use cheats that have expired, you’re making yourself relatively vulnerable since your hacks may have been discovered by anti-cheat.
Also, if you’re worried about getting caught, you may wish to use an external cheat set rather than internal cheats. This is because it’s a lot harder for anti-cheat to detect external cheats, especially if they’re being used on a virtual machine, or in some cases, an entirely different computer.
Also, be sure to configure your cheats properly so you don’t end up getting yourself reported to PUBG Shield. If you make it obvious that you’re hacking, then you’re asking to get reported endlessly, which can result in you getting yourself banned in short order.