PUBG Redesigns Shield to Make it Bigger and Tougher

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PUBG provided an update to its anti-cheat program known as Shield. In particular, some changes were made to make it not only more accessible but even more user-friendly. For example, the UI has been redesigned to give the Shield a newer appearance.

One change that some players would be happy to know is that there’s no longer any need to link Discord to get access to this feature. The team also shared in a post that partial masking of banned usernames, especially on Discord updates, was added to match the in-game system.

Finally, updates were done as well to the back-end to allow the feature to support additional regions.

If you’re new to the game and the feature sounds familiar, that’s because it's the same as the Overwatch system implemented by Valve on CS: GO and more recently, Dota 2.

Indeed, if you’ve experienced a similar system on other games, then you have a pretty good idea of how it works. One key difference though is that players must register to the feature to get access to the tools. Once they do, they can then submit evidence of a cheat or hack after which the report is then reviewed by PUBG staff and other players. To make the system even more open and efficient, PUBG has a dedicated Discord channel for this feature.

PUBG Shield was first announced back in October 2020. A month later the feature entered open beta and since then has received quite a few updates. Keep in mind that Shield is still in open beta.

PUBG had a humble beginning before reaching into mainstream. It started as a mod in an early game and eventually got its break as a standalone title.

PUBG entered beta on PC in March 2017 with a full release by December of the same year. The game was later introduced on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2018. PUBG has since become one of the highest-grossing and most-played video games of all time.

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