PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has hit a few bumps along the way to its rising fame, with server issues plaguing the game recently, as well as the recent controversies over the comparisons between the game with fellow popular title Fortnite. On top of all that, it appears that there is a number of players using the practice of speed hacking.
This is something that has been used in a number of other games such as Quake, Counter Strike and World of Warcraft. Speed hacking can be defined as a player in an online game who uses a hack to exploit the game, therefore allowing them a great advantage by being able to move much faster than other players.
In terms of PUBG, speed hackers are using this technique to collect loot at the start of rounds, which is understandably a source of frustration for many players. Fans have took to Reddit to express their frustrations, with a post started by user pexalol:
They don’t make it obvious, most of the time you won’t see them speedhacking because they just use it to get loot before other people. Today I got killed by someone who got pretty much full loot from school before people even landed.
As previously stated, this is a pretty common practice unfortunately, and has now made its way into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It would be difficult to eradicate completely, and if the issue is client-based rather than server-based, it probably isn’t going to make things easier. Either way, it’ll hopefully prompt a solution from the game’s developers.