PUBG’s Biggest Streamer Gets Banned after Playing with a Cheater

If you’re a fan of PUBG enough to watch the game get streamed (or find the game more interesting to spectate than play), you’re probably familiar with Shroud, one of the title’s biggest streamers. Turns out that even he’s not immune to the banhammer, as PUBG has blocked him from playing the game after broadcasting some game time with a very obvious cheater.

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The cheater in question arrived to Shroud while he was hiding inside of a building by making a car fly through the air. They later offered to bring items from a fresh air drop over to Shroud, brought him and another streamer to another safe zone in his flying car, and used a wallhack to spot a player hiding inside of a building, which Shroud later killed after being brought into the hiding spot via the cheater’s flying car.

The cheater reportedly admitted that he sells these cheats and Shroud himself expressly stated during the broadcast that he was likely going to get banned, but continued to play along, calling it “the most enjoyable game of PUBG…in a very long time”. It’s also important to note that this was all happening during a solo match, meaning teaming up was already against the rules and a bannable offense.

“It really goes to show…that PUBG don’t give a sh*t,” said Shroud after the shenanigans. “That guy should have been banned immediately.”

A day later, Shroud was officially banned from the game for a month – a punishment that he seems to have taken in stride according to a Twitch clip from a broadcast after the fact. “I was trying to have a good time. Obviously I knew what I was doing,” said Shroud. “It wasn’t a great idea. It seemed like a great idea, but it wasn’t a great idea.”

To PUBG’s credit, the devs have acknowledged that the battle royale shooter still has a long way to go in terms of fixing itself in an addendum to the patch notes for Update 17.1.

“We agree with the criticisms of the game that many of you have made recently, including comments that our efforts need to be more effective and that the game still needs more improvement,” reads the statement. “Right now we’re developing new plans to resolve various problems facing PUBG, prioritizing server performance, client-side performance, anti-cheat, and bugs.”

A video showcasing some of the cheat-riddled antics is available for viewing below (NSFW warning for language).

Our Thoughts

Even if Shroud wasn’t thinking terribly clearly by playing along with this cheater, we do have to agree with his point that after seeing this much cheater activity from this one individual that they probably should have banned him quicker. Still, perhaps some in the PUBG community will find some justice in seeing that even large streamers of the game are not given preferential treatment when it comes to bannable offenses.

Sources: VG247, Steam

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