Another PUBG Streamer Banned, This Time For Exploiting Known Bug

There's an expected uproar, but is it even warranted?

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In June, we reported that Bluehole Studios had used the banhammer over 25,000 times in 3 months in pursuit of a fair experience for players. It was described as an “ongoing battle” and the developers have certainly had their hands full with stream snipers since our report, but now another popular streamer has been banned. This time around the reason is due to the exploitation of a glitch that the streamer acknowledged awareness of.

The glitch in question here is one that leaves players vulnerable because the house they inhabit didn’t render correctly in the game space. As reported by PC Gamer, the streamer expressed knowledge of the glitch before taking his opponents out. Not only that, the streamer said multiple times during the stream that they'd get banned for what they were doing. Wish granted.

The ban has sparked a conversation in the PUBG community, but this one sounds pretty cut and dry. There are surely a lot of instances where players have come across someone that seemed to be just standing out in the open when the glitch was actually taking place. It’s possible it has even happened to me and I’ve gotten a kill, but not while completely aware it was happening. The streamer’s declaration of awareness during stream probably made this the easiest ban Bluehole has had to hand out. It’s not a case of just encountering a bug and getting banned. It’s a case of explicitly exploiting one.

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From The Chatty

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    August 11, 2017 1:05 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Another PUBG Streamer Banned, This Time For Exploiting Known Bug

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      August 11, 2017 1:12 PM

      that's pretty fucking stupid. who hasn't exploited that particular bug.

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          August 11, 2017 2:04 PM

          it being that broken + EA = not banworthy. it's not a new issue and needs to be fixed.

          it's not uncommon to have someone have buildings glitch out and share that information with the team.

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            August 11, 2017 2:46 PM

            that wasn't a defense for the ban or for destiny. just showing you the video.

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        August 11, 2017 6:32 PM

        I got this bug last night, god damn it was buggy but glorious, could see the loot in all the houses but couldn't walk up stairs and would constantly get super stuck on everything with rubberbanding galore. I was able to see every enemy in town but couldn't just shoot them, my duo partner said I was flying thru walls like a ghost. If only a car would of spawned near by, I died with 0 kills so im not worried about a ban.

        I got this bug after playing like 4 games in a row, my pc only has 8gb ram and the game was using 7, if you are jetpacking down and the buildings don't load you have it too!

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          August 11, 2017 9:28 PM

          We were trying out FPP duos for the first time a few days ago and 4 out of 5 matches I had no buildings being rendered, fortunately me and my buddy are terrible that we had no chance to "exploit" it and died early every time.

          I saw the Destiny ban drama before his ban and promptly logged in to check if my account was still active, you never know these days!

          http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1102694320

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      August 11, 2017 1:43 PM

      the article you're sourcing links to their mobile website with Xbox huge images.

      proper link: http://www.pcgamer.com/another-pubg-streamer-has-been-banned-this-time-for-taking-advantage-of-a-glitch/

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      August 11, 2017 1:51 PM

      Are y'all publishing stories to your CMS from mobile?

      why is the pcgamer link AMP?

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      August 11, 2017 3:11 PM

      Geez.

      Devs are so bad at this. You can't ban people for stuff like this. At most you could give a 1 day ban or something, maybe. They should fix their game.

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      August 11, 2017 10:09 PM

      Of course it's Destiny. No issue with him getting a temp ban like Doc.

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      August 11, 2017 11:18 PM

      Good. It's one thing to accidentally kill someone and realize, oh shit, stuff isn't rendering and then quit and restart. it's a whole other thing entirely to just act like and ass and keep on keeping on and start exploiting the bug to kill people over and over again.

      He knew what he was doing was wrong, but was doing it for the lols.. so fucking sick of people like this tbh.

      Sure, it's EA, that doesn't mean you act like an ass. Other people bought the game, they are playing the game and they experience bugs every day and don't act like a bunch of man-children.