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Krafton and Tencent, Publisher and Developer of PUBG Mobile, Won A Lawsuit Against Cheat Developers

By Julius Chen
Jan. 6, 2022 updated 05:18

Krafton and Tencent Games recently won a lawsuit against PUBG Mobile cheaters.

Krafton and Tencent Games, the publisher and developer of PUBG Mobile, have accused a hacking group of creating and distributing cheating tools to other players to gain an unfair advantage in the game. In both the United States and Germany, federal courts ruled in favor of the two companies' claims, ordering the hackers to pay $10 million in damages and cease game cheating and the development of cheating tools.

Cheaters were also ordered to provide details about how they cheated and any collaborators that may have been involved.

"Millions of players worldwide enjoy PUBG Mobile, and we will ensure a level playing field for everyone," stated Rick Li, a producer on PUBG Mobile, as reported by GameSpot. "Sadly, the actions of hacker groups undermine the fairness of the game. These judgments send a clear message that we will not tolerate cheating."

Krafton and Tencent Games have announced that they would invest the compensation into developing anti-cheat technology, including the "Device Ban Feature" that prevents specific devices from logging into PUBG Mobile and signing up for new accounts.