Tencent Games just added a new adjustment to the spectator mode in PUBG Mobile, as there are trying to curb cheaters. The company revealed an all new anti-cheat measure to improve competitiveness while also eliminating the tactics used by cheaters to get an advance. The update builds upon the existing Spectate Mode where it has added a peer review mechanism. The game server will now determine, in real-time, if a given player is visible in the view of the game host. It will then use that information to decide whether or not to transmit the location data to spectators. The reason for this is because, much like you see in esports matches, friends and players would go in and find others on the map in an attempt to cheat for them. The key improvements to this system are to resolve the use of cheating by manipulating the current PUBG Mobile Spectate Mode, and to better identify and eliminate suspicious behaviors elsewhere in the game. You can read more from the developers below.
The Spectating System consists of three separate roles, including the host, game server and spectator. Previously, cheaters were able to take advantage of Spectate Mode by using two devices to pinpoint in-game enemy players and gain an unfair advantage. But now, the newly added mechanism can determine that if a player is not visible in the view of the host, it will not transmit the location data of the player to spectators. This upgrade not only eliminates the possibility of the unfair cheating by spectating, but also ensures plug-ins will not be able to modify game data, which strongly guarantees the security and reliability. In addition, this solution does not affect the experience of users who spectate matches normally. By improving the ability to detect new forms of cheating, PUBG Mobile is taking more stringent action against cheaters with 10 years ban and continues to enhance the security of the game in all aspects to create a fair gaming environment.