PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds FAQ Updated Indicating File Editing Could Result in Getting Banned

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds FAQ page has been updated, noting that players might be banned for altering files to receive in-game advantages.

on September 18, 2017 7:57 PM

In case you were wondering, editing a configuration file in your copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could result in getting banned from the game, according to a change that was made on the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds FAQ page.

This information was first spotted by reddit user Defying, when the question was asked whether it was considered acceptable to edit configuration files. In response to the question, Bluehole responded by stating the following:

“No, editing any game files to gain an unfair advantage is against the Rules of Conduct. This includes changing any game configuration files to result in changes that cannot be made via the in-game settings menu.”

Previous to this, Bluehole’s stance on the alteration of .ini files was more along the lines of “not recommended” or else the game might not operate properly.

For the full list of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds FAQ, including the team’s stance on anti-cheating, you can visit the community forums.

Recently, we learned that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ publisher Bluehole only expected the game to sell a mere 200,000 or 300,000 copies in its first year. The game had been released for only five months when it was announced to have sold more than 10 million copies through Steam Early Access.

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