Cheaters beware – in its ongoing battle to combat hackers and the wrongful use of suspicious software, PUBG Mobile has revealed its plans to introduce an upgraded anti-cheat system which boasts advanced real-time detection tech.

This latest upgrade is capable of scanning for suspect software and any modified game data. In order to stay on top of the latest exploits, the game makes use of a vast library to cross-reference when hunting for dodgy software or other such nonsense. This zero-tolerance policy toward cheating aims to 'create a fair and healthy gaming environment'.

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Now, PUBG Mobile developers can pinpoint players who are using unfair means to get an edge on the competition. The game's security team makes use of 'game observation techniques' to monitor those players who have been reported by others. Apparently, the team can 'efficiently observe gameplay to differentiate between the use of unfair software and player skill as well as unusual game occurrences due to lag or packet loss'. Spooky stuff.

And here's the real kicker: PUBG Mobile developers are now able to bring the ban hammer down in real-time – even mid-match – on unsuspecting cheaters. This is achieved through a mix of observation, player reporting, and the latest detection software.

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Vincent Wang, GM of Global Publishing at Tencent Games, said "We take enormous pride in the game we work on every day, and cheaters cheapen all of our work. We’re doing everything possible to keep cheaters out of our game as much as possible, and hundreds of team members are dedicated to this task."

Those looking to get into PUBG Mobile for the first time, or redownload it to see the latest content, can find the game available now for free from both the App Store and Google Play.

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