What happens in PUBG now is way beyond that. The cheat program owners run their own bots/cheaters with hack with account name referring to the program and the QQ (Chinese social media) account number of the cheaters where players can contact them to buy the hack. Not being able to catch mass of cheaters who sell their code to you can be some extreme case of incompetence. But nothing explains “players” who name their accounts after cheats to exists, especially on the toplist. Nothing – besides being on the take.
Meet this cheater:
Yes, “he” is totally obvious. The Asia and North America toplist is full of them. Since they are kill-helping hacks, the kill rating toplist is the most interesting. I played a game on both region with 0 kills to have an approximation of the playerbase size:
Beside their name and their obscene K/D you can notice very low days played (indicating a bot or professional “player” on a new account). There is no way that some dev couldn’t clean this crap up. I mean if they banned everyone whose name is some variation of “wg” and/or “qun” and a bunch of numbers with 5+ K/D, the false positives would be not only next to zero, but any claims would be laughed off at any forum. I mean for one to be innocent, he had to give a totally unsayable name to his account and be pro out of nowhere. Hell, the toplist could be cleaned manually to deny the cheaters free advertising.
However the most telling sign is that the EU main toplist is clear and even the kill toplist has just one cheatseller spam name:
I doubt if the EU players were saints who don’t cheat. Actually I’m sure that 4/10 are cheaters and 2 other are suspicious. But at least the obvious names are cleared. It’s likely that the EU community is under the supervision of a rare not-corrupted dev (or at least someone who asked too much for cooperation) and he refused to tolerate the obvious cheaters.
Please don’t give me the “they ban in waves” bullshit. That applies to ordinary cheat users who ruin 1-2 games a day for lulz and not to professional cheaters who spam their “services” by their name. The “they ban in waves” means that you don’t use your detection software until it’s very good to avoid cheaters to adapt. But the toplist cheaters need no detection software at all, just an intern. Them being banned wouldn’t give out any info about detection to the cheat developers beside “naming an account to spam cheat program and cheating 10 hours a day with a new account with 10+ K/D to get to the top list is a bad idea”.
Sure, I have no doubt that WG-QUN and the underlying cheat will go away when the outrage will be big enough (like Shroud gets killed by one of them with a 400m UMP headshot) for the top dogs to do something. But until it happens, the cheaters and the devs they corrupted make some money to make up for the lower salaries in the gaming industry.