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,
Source: Steam News
This comes after 120 arrests earlier this year that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Chinese publisher Tencent assisted authorities to achieve.
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 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.
The following items have been retired from the H1Z1 Skull Store on March 15 2018.
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:
The following European servers have been wiped:
The following US servers have been wiped:
All other servers remain as they were.
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:
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!
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:
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:
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.
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!
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:
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