We found this to be an amazingly funny story on Kotaku today, but considering how rampant cheating is in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds right now, it’s kind of fitting. Almost like watching girl scouts go door-to-door trying to get you to buy thin mints and samoas, there are currently dozens of cheaters trying to show off their hacking skills in order to get you to buy them from websites they represent. They’ve employed such tactics as knocking players down from long distances and then running up to them to seel an aimbot program that took them out, or running side-by-side with a running car in the game to get them to purchase a speed script.
Gotta give the kids points, that’s some creative salesmanship, only it’s not really working to their advantage as honest players immediately report the accounts that took them down. Near the end of the story, Bluehole is said to be taking bigger actions to track them down and put in stronger restrictions against IPs who are caught cheating. But let’s be honest, cheaters are always going to find a way past the safeguards and bypass being banned, so it’s just a matter of time before this becomes a job for people. This is basically now the Lyft and Uber of game cheating.
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