15 arrested for developing and selling 'PUBG' cheats

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Hi everyone,

As you all now know, we’ve been doing everything possible to root out cheating from PUBG. The ultimate goal is to create an environment for players that’s completely safe from hackers and cheaters. 

We take cheating extremely seriously. Developing, selling, promoting, or using unauthorized hacking/cheating programs isn’t just unfair for others playing PUBG—in many places, it’s also against the law.

We’ve upgraded our security measures, improved our anti-cheat solutions, and recently even added a new anti-cheat solution on top of all that. In the meantime, we’ve also been continuously gathering information on hack developers (and sellers) and have been working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice.

Earlier this month, on April 25th, 15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG. It was confirmed that malicious code, including Trojan horse software, was included in some of these programs and was used to steal user information.

Here’s some translated information from the local authorities we worked with on this case:
 

"15 major suspects including “OMG”, “FL”, “火狐”, “须弥” and “炎黄” were arrested for developing hack programs, hosting marketplaces for hack programs, and brokering transactions. Currently the suspects have been fined approximately 30mil RNB ($5.1mil USD). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated.

Some hack programs that are being distributed through the internet includes a Huigezi Trojan horse*(Chinese backdoor) virus. It was proven that hack developers used this virus to control users’ PC, scan their data, and extract information illegally.”


The longstanding rumor that hacking/cheating programs extract information from users’ PCs has been confirmed to be true. Using illegal programs not only disrupts others, but can end up with you handing over your personal information.

We’ll continue to crack down on hacking/cheating programs (and their creators) until our players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment.

Thanks for playing,
PUBG Corp.

Source: Steam News

This comes after 120 arrests earlier this year that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Chinese publisher Tencent assisted authorities to achieve.

H1Z1 coming to PlayStation 4

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Open Beta starts May 22, 2018. H1Z1 has been reimagined and built specifically for console. New weapon power progression, faster moving gas, more airdrops and vehicles to push the action. Natural console controls and 60FPS on PS4 Pro. No building and no crafting... nothing but pure BR action.

Note the "No building and no crafting... nothing but pure BR action." They feel the need to point this out as the H1Z1 brand is still synonymous with being a zombie survival game, which H1Z1 no longer is, for that you'll want the orignal game now named Just Survive.

Auto Royale gets rocket launcher, duos, and more!

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General Updates

  • There was some logic behind the scenes that would allow players to get into games that were close to starting which caused numerous issues including those players parachuting in before others and then encountering bugs such as the inability to shoot or interact with objects in the world. This scenario should no longer occur and players will instead be put into the next available lobby.
  • Mouse cursor will no longer occasionally get stuck on screen after opening and closing UI elements such as the map.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hosts' games per week allowance to not properly reset.
  • Black and Gray Jacket can now be skinned normally.

Auto Royale Updates (Duos)

Auto Royale is now available as a Duos mode as well! Hop in with a friend (or stranger), decide who's driving, and get into the action.

  • Weapon damage and loot distribution have been rebalanced for only having one shooter per vehicle instead of three.
    • Weapons do more damage to other vehicles and loot crates.
    • Players can equip more than one heavy weapon (e.g. Crossbow, LMG).
    • Weapon pickups supply one weapon and half the ammo.

Auto Royale Updates (Duos and Fours)

  • Added a guided rocket launcher (LG-IR) that can be found in the Rare (Purple) and Ultra-Rare (Gold) pickups. Rockets can be guided while in flight by aiming down sights, firing the weapon, and then moving your reticle (stay ADS to continue guiding the rocket). Rockets do high explosive damage and cause disruptions similar to land mines. The weapon has a long reload time and spawns with just five rockets - use them wisely!
  • Removed numerous small objects from the world that vehicles could get stuck on or have a hard time navigating through. Also removed the sapling trees that would stop vehicles.
  • Skill jump pickups now appear with a Star icon (instead of a weapon or supply icon) and give both weapon and supply loot in a single pickup.
  • Weapons tuning:
    • Decreased arming time of land mines from 2 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
    • Decreased crossbow damage by 15%.
    • Sniper rifle damage against players significantly increased (vehicle damage unchanged).
      • Headshots now 1-shot incapacitate.
      • Bodyshots now 2-shot incapacitate passengers leaning out of the vehicle and 3-shot incapacitate passengers inside the vehicle.
      • Helmets and body armor now provide less protection against sniper shots (but still offer a level of protection).
  • Added an Event Challenge through 10AM PT on Monday, March 26 - complete three games of Auto Royale and you'll receive the Red ARV skin!

Known Issues

  • When in Auto Royale Duos, using Ctrl + Number to switch seats will also use the corresponding item in your hotbar. While this isn't an issue for weapons, consumable items (such as oil slicks, landmines, and springs) will be used when doing this if they are on the corresponding spot. 

H1Z1 Skull Store items retired

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The following items have been retired from the H1Z1 Skull Store on March 15 2018.

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Patriotic Offroader
h1z1 Patriotic Offroader
H1Z1

In-game, Rare, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Yellow Graphic Offroader
h1z1 Yellow Graphic Offroader
H1Z1

In-game, Rare, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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King of the Kill Offroader
h1z1 King of the Kill Offroader
H1Z1

In-game, Uncommon, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Shallow Grave Offroader
h1z1 Shallow Grave Offroader
H1Z1

Skin, Vehicle, Uncommon, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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White Suit Jacket
h1z1 White Suit Jacket
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Uncommon, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Green Plaid Suit Jacket
h1z1 Green Plaid Suit Jacket
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Uncommon, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Green Striped Suit Jacket
h1z1 Green Striped Suit Jacket
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Uncommon, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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White Slacks
h1z1 White Slacks
H1Z1

Skin, Legs, Common, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Beige Plaid Slacks
h1z1 Beige Plaid Slacks
H1Z1

Skin, Legs, Common, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Green Striped Slacks
h1z1 Green Striped Slacks
H1Z1

Skin, Legs, Common, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details

Just Survive Update: March 13th

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Hello Survivors!

Just Survive Live is now available to patch and play. We have wiped select servers due to abuse of duplication exploits that had made these servers unstable.  See the list below the patch notes.

This maintenance update includes the following updates:

  • Flashback Crate - Orange is now available in the marketplace
  • Fixed a duplication exploit that allowed players to duplicate base components
  • Fixed a container exploit
  • Fixed a log-out exploit
  • Backend server optimizations

The following European servers have been wiped:

  • Abacus
  • Babadook
  • Opression
  • Tartan
  • Zealotry

The following US servers have been wiped:

  • Abducens
  • Atrocity
  • Chalk Outline
  • Opfor
  • Tartarus
  • Zephyr

All other servers remain as they were.

H1Z1 now Free To Play

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We are very excited to announce that H1Z1 will be free to play starting today. Not only does this decision allow us to share our version of Battle Royale and Auto Royale with even more players, but it signifies the next step in making H1Z1 a must-watch esport. The Pro League is going to redefine esports when it kicks off in Las Vegas this April, and whether a person is an aspiring pro athlete or just wants to play with friends, we want everyone to have the chance to play the most competitive battle royale game. - Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager

Existing owners of the game will recieve a "H1Z1 Appreciation Pack" containing the following items:

  • Gasrunner Hoodie
  • Bloom Survivor T-Shirt
  • Splinter Camo ARV
  • 10 Victory Crates
  • 10,000 Skulls

 

Purchase H1Z1 recently? Refunds will be provided by Steam in accordance with its refund policy. Please contact Steam customer service with any questions about refunds. If you have any further questions regarding your account, feel free to reach out to Daybreak Customer Support via help.h1z1.com, and they will work with you to make it right. Don’t forget to login and receive the Appreciation Pack mentioned above to obtain those items, crates, and skulls!

In-place upgrades coming to Just Survive base building

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With the patch notes for the most recent Test Server update to Just Survive came a teaser for in-place upgrading of base structures. There is currently no dates given for when this will be available just that it will be included in the next major content update with the addition of stone building.

As we've teased before, our next major content update is in development and will include Stone Construction. The larger update will also be looking at combat, raid, and loot balance, as well as introducing another often requested feature, which you can view below:

Just Survive holiday event

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The holidays are coming to Just Survive, and from December 19th through January 2nd, festive zombies roam through Anywhere USA (Z1) and Badwater Canyon, carrying gifts for good survivors and coal for everyone else.  Sleigh these zombies for a chance to receive one of these three gifts:

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Blue and White Holiday Helmet
justsurvive Blue and White Holiday Helmet
Just Survive

Skin, Head, , Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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Green and Red Holiday Helmet
justsurvive Green and Red Holiday Helmet
Just Survive

Skin, Head, , Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details
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Alpine Camouflage M9
justsurvive Alpine Camouflage M9
Just Survive

Skin, Gun, , Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details

One last thing, before you go! Players who log in between 10:00AM PST on December 19th through 12:00AM PST January 2nd will receive a free Patchwork Rudolph Nose.

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Patchwork Rudolph Nose
justsurvive Patchwork Rudolph Nose
Just Survive

Skin, Face, , Not Tradable, Not Marketable
Details

Conan Exiles new weather system, tools, armors and weapons

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Update 32 offers both new systems and items. You can now improve your gear with the all new weapon and armor modification system. The first part of the weather system is here, allowing more dynamic weather through changing winds, increasing fog, rain, snow and thunderstorms. You can also get your hands on two brand new armor sets plus many new weapons, tools, building pieces and placeables.

Check out the full details on the conan website and watch the video below!

https://www.conanexiles.com/blog/update-32-weapon-and-armor-modifications-new-weather-system-tools-armors-and-weapons/

Steam Marketplace returns for H1Z1

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With the update today to H1Z1 came a surprise change, items are once again able to be bought and sold on the Steam Community Market, this is a great move by Daybreak for the community.

When Daybreak first announced they would no longer allow items to be sold on the Steam Marketplace back in July 2016 we created the trading section here on Survivors Rest to offer a safer place to trade items as we knew that not allowing items to be sold on the Steam Marketplace would create a huge opportunity for scammers. With the reintroduction of items being marketable this should hopefully reduce the number of scams.

You can access the Steam Marketplace for H1Z1 here:
http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?appid=433850

Currently a lot of items only have a handful of listings many of which are drastically higher than they are listed for on OPSkins. For this reason Survivors Rest will not show Steam prices for H1Z1 items for at least a day or two until more people are aware of this change and the prices have settled to what would be considered "normal" prices.

Read the announcement at h1z1.com