Players of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds who did not properly receive in-game currency after the full release in December last year will be compensated, but the community wants the multiplayer shooter's developers to focus on an entirely different issue.
Cheating in PUBG has become rampant, and players are now demanding to region lock China as the solution to the problem.
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Missing Battle Points To Be Returned
PUBG Corp. issued an apology for the distribution problems of Battle Points, the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in-game currency, inside reward crates. The developer said that the problem persisted from the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release for the PC until the scheduled maintenance on Dec. 27.
Players will be compensated for the BP that they missed during that period, and all they have to do is to log in to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and click on the pop-up that they will see. Players may not receive the missing BP right away, but PUBG Corp. promises that it will arrive.
The BP compensation period will last until Feb. 9, 6:59 p.m. ET. Players will have to log in and claim the reward before that date and time, or they will no longer be eligible to receive the missing BP.
'PUBG' Players Want To Region Lock China
While the compensation will deal with a significant PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds issue, players think that this is not the problem that PUBG Corp. should focus on solving.
The Steam Community post by PUBG Corp. announcing the BP compensation is nearing 5,000 comments at the time of writing, but most of them are raising the issue of rampant cheating in the multiplayer shooter.
The cheating problem in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds intensified as the game grew in popularity last year, which the anti-cheating system BattlEye tried to contain with thousands of PUBG cheaters banned daily.
However, the full release of the game has resulted in a massive influx of players from China, where Brendan Greene, the game's creator and PlayerUnknown himself, said 99 percent of PUBG cheats come from. Back then, players were already clamoring for the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developers to region lock China, which would prevent players in China from joining servers in other regions.
The flood of comments in the Steam Community post shows that the petition to region lock China is growing even stronger, as PUBG players narrated their experiences against cheaters.
It remains to be seen how things will unfold for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but for now, players who experience cheaters will just have to keep sending reports and hope that PUBG Corp. takes the necessary actions.