It’s Yin and Yang For PUBG This Week
Update 12 March 2018: It seems Bluehole has listened to what the fans have to say, and has rolled back on the anti-cheat update. It will also be addressing the issues caused by it soon enough.
PC players, despite its effectiveness in blocking cheats, we have decided to roll back our latest live server update.
We will continue to resolve some compatibility issues caused by it. There will be a small patch to download. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) March 11, 2018
PUBG has had a pretty rough week but not without some good news to share either. On the positive side, it’s the third highest earning game ever on Steam according to Gaben (hail). It’s also got a few development plants for this year along with a new map available right now. On the negative side, however, many gamers were getting banned randomly as a result of a bug in its new anti-cheat update.
In the latest, the game is causing some random crashes and framerate drops for players. The issue seems to have stemmed from the anti-cheat update where its conflicting with other software in the player’s PC. There isn’t any way to fix it for now, but at the very least Bluehole is aware of the situation as they said on their forums:
“We released a patch yesterday without going through any maintenance to add some new anti-cheat features. However, we know that some players are having compatibility issues, causing the game to crash or are unable to launch the game,”
“We are doing our best to resolve this issue. With the issue that is related to the game not launching, we are checking for any conflict between anti-cheat solutions and other programs.”
You can follow the instructions here if you’re unable to launch the game, and the devs also recommend adding the tslgame and tslgame_BE files to the exception list in your anti-virus.
Bluehole apologized for the problems, but, “in order to keep blocking cheats effectively”, they won’t be rolling back on the anti-cheat update.
The stuttering seems to be the issue with everyone, as there are multiple threads on Reddit full of players complaining about the same. A community manager in Bluehole responded in one of the threads that the developers are aware as they are facing these issues too. He added that closing the background applications one-by-one and then relaunching the game has fixed it for them.
“Some of us in the office have experienced the same problems ourselves, and after some troubleshooting we’ve determined that various programs are interfering with our anti-cheat solution, and that there’s a lot of tweaking we need to do on our end to fix that.”
In Other News: PS4 Flash Sale is Ongoing on PSN Games in USA.
Will you be playing PUBG despite the issue, or does Fortnite seem like a much viable option? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!