PUBG players demand for Chinese region lock
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players are heavily concerned about Chinese cheaters. Community demands for region lock.
Yesterday PUBG developers apologized for the BP issues from last month and offered a compensation for everyone. «We are compensating you for this loss. BP is given out to users all around the world, so it might not be received right away after clicking on the popup informing you about your BP compensation. Please be patient, you will get your compensation,» PUBG Corp wrote in their statement.
The community response for this was much unexpected. Ignoring the company’s best intentions, players flooded all the social medias, official forums and other platforms where developers might look with a single demand – #RegionLockChina. It's no secret that in past months PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds experienced explosion in the number of Chinese players, which has led to a massive influx of Chinese cheaters on servers all around the globe. Obviously, people are not very happy about it: the number of complaints drastically increased over the past days and weeks. There is even a petition made by reddit users with almost 2000 supporters.
Game creator Brendan Greene has already expressed his point of view on that matter. He admitted that «around 99 percent of cheats in the game right now are coming out of China», but asked not to blame the whole region for that. «I don’t think that’s a good idea at all [to ban Chinese players from other regions’ servers]. Yes, the majority of cheats come out of China, but that doesn’t mean all Chinese players are cheaters. This idea that just because you’ve got a few bad eggs, you’ve gotta ban a whole country is a bit reactive. Chinese community is very strong. They love the game. Why would we restrict them from playing on servers? I just don’t get the attitude of some people,» said Greene in his recent interview.
Nevertheless, this community reaction caught Brendan’s attention. He tried to calm players down by convincing them that developers «are working to create a system that will provide a fair gameplay experience for all players»:
ICYMI on our dev blog in December, we announced we're working to create a system that will provide a fair gameplay experience for all players. These systems take time to build & implement on the servers without major issues, so please bear with us!https://t.co/oxmuka5OZt pic.twitter.com/yIgjxcEUrD— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) January 12, 2018
Thus, PlayerUnknown pointed out that PUBG Corporation is aware of the problem and is working on solution. It should also be noted that not so long ago Tencent corporation acquired exclusive rights to publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. It means that sooner or later, players from China will get their own servers.