This includes addressing the prevalence of cheating, as well as looking into server-side optimization and client-side optimization.
If you take a look at the Steam page for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you will notice that reviews for the game have been mixed overall, and recent reviews have been ‘Mostly Negative.’ Now, the developers have responded to these players’ feedback on Steam and have outlined what their plans are to fix some of the major problems with the game.
The negative reviews for the game mainly point out performance, server problems, and cheating as the main issues that plague the game. The recent post by the developr make sit clear that they are now aware of what the major problems with the game are. They also stated some simple fixes they could bring to the game to improve its performance. These fixes are related to lighting effects and vehicle-related effects, both of which cause the GPU to overload.
The developer also shared a number of ways they are looking to optimize so as to improve overall performance and to reduce cheating. You can read more about these below.
We expect the final three changes above will make the early stages of each match feel much smoother. War Mode will also benefit immensely from these changes.
Other optimization work
Obviously these are a lot of changes. Even once we implement every single one of the optimization opportunities listed above, we will keep looking for more chances to improve the game.
Cheating – Cheating is the area where we’ve made the most progress in recent months. We’ve introduced a variety of encryption based solutions to make it harder for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities. We’ve also banned hundreds of thousands of cheaters’ accounts and refined the process by which we identify cheaters—most cheaters are now banned within hours of using an exploit. We’ve also begun taking serious legal action against the people responsible for creating hacks and cheats.
All of this will continue, but there’s more we can do. We believe we’re winning the battle against cheating, but we won’t stop fighting until we’ve eliminated it. Look for more updates on this in future dev letters.