It’s no secret to those in the gaming community that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, one of the most successful games to be released in 2017, has rather significant cheating problem with unruly players developing various ways to give themselves (and those who pay them) incredibly unfair advantages.

The PUBG Corporation has been working with Chinese multimedia company Tencent to bring the popular title to the country of China. Although the Chinese version of the game has yet to launch, the partnership is already proving to be beneficial to the game, as Tencent has taken steps towards cracking down on cheaters in PUBG.

In fact, as reported by Bloomberg Technology, Tencent has aided Chinese police in uncovering 30 cases related to underground PUBG cheat-making operations, which has resulted in 120 arrests. The report also points out that many of these cheat-makers use PUBG‘s leaderboards to advertise their cheats (the prices of which vary) via QQ numbers. These cheat-makers also warn buyers to keep their actions in check and limit their kills in order to prevent suspicion.

Ironically, QQ is a chat system which is owned by Tencent. Although, this has likely made the crackdown even easier. And while the fight against PUBG cheaters certainly has a very long way to go, these arrests send a clear message from Tencent.

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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.