PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Anti-Cheat Update Delayed; ReShade Injector Blocked

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Feb 6, 2018
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The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds anti-cheat update has been delayed, but the ReShade advanced post-processing injector has already been blocked.

Developer Bluehole intended to deploy its anti-cheat solution for PUBG yesterday. “The new anti-cheat feature will block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way”, a community coordinator on the PUBG forums wrote yesterday. “What these programs have in common is that they all hook into our game and transform game files. Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats.”

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“One of the popular programs that will be blocked is ReShade. You will not be banned for having it on system but you will no longer be able to play PUBG while it is installed. Please uninstall ReShade (or any other blocked program) and launch the game again. Some players may find that reinstalling PUBG is also necessary.”

In a new post on the PUBG forums, community coordinator FWG announced the delay of the update. No further details were provided at this point.

“As announced, the new anti-cheat solution that was to be applied today has been delayed.

“However, BattlEye, a part of our anti-cheat solution, has blocked ReShade. For you to run the game, you must uninstall ReShade. If the game files are already damaged, you must also reinstall the game.

“ReShade not only behaves like a cheat program but can also be used for cheating, and must therefore be blocked. Please be advised that this is a permanent block.”

PUBG is available now for PC and Xbox One.

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