- Tencent and Krafton have triumphed in a trial against a PUBG Mobile cheat provider
- The hackers will be forced to pay $10 million in damages
- They will also be required to fully detail how they exploited the game to develop their cheats
Tencent and Krafton have won a lawsuit against a PUBG Mobile cheat provider group, forcing it to pay $10 million in damages and explain how they developed the hacks.
Tencent and Krafton Beat the Cheat
A huge win for competitive gaming as Tencent Games and Krafton have won a lawsuit against a big provider of PUBG Mobile cheats. The court ruled that the hackers have to pay $10 million in damages which will hopefully discourage people from fraud in multiplayer games.
The final verdict was pronounced by federal courts in Germany and the United States of America. The judges concluded that the cheat-providing group must immediately stop distributing cheats and refrain from developing new ones in the future. Furthermore, the hackers will be required to provide a full explanation of how exactly they exploited PUBG Mobile’s code in order to develop their cheats.
Tencent and Krafton explained that the proceeds from the court will be used to develop better anti-cheat systems for PUBG Mobile and prevent this situation from happening again.
Hopefully, More Victories Will Come
As a free title, PUBG Mobile has been a prime target for cheaters. Just as in Call of Duty: Warzone, people who wish to abuse the rules don’t fear getting banned as they can simply make new accounts and hop right back in.
However, this is also about to end as Tencent will be cracking down on hackers by hardware banning their devices if they are seen committing repeated offenses.
Rick Li, the producer of PUGB Mobile at Tencent Games, spoke that the company is fighting hard to ensure “a level playing field” and allow millions of PUBG players to enjoy the game undisrupted.
“Sadly, the actions of hacker groups undermine the fairness of the game. These judgments send a clear message that we will not tolerate cheating in PUBG Mobile,” Li concluded.
According to a Tencent report from the end of 2021, a total of 827,365 accounts have been banned from PUBG Mobile. Still, the fight against fraud in video games continues.
Tencent and Krafton’s actions mirror those of Activision Blizzard which is also working hard to inhibit the activity of cheaters. The latter company recently began a lawsuit against one of the biggest cheat providers. Those actions echoed across the community and concerned cheat providers started pulling down their offerings out of fear of getting taken to the court. Hopefully, Tencent and Krafton’s victorious lawsuit will discourage hackers even further.