If you didn't see our previous article about PUBG banning over 1 Million accounts, you can read that here. There will be an Anti-Cheat update for PUBG which will take place tonight at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific. You should see no downtime during the update.
With this Anti-Cheat update comes the blocking of the popular program - ReShade. For those of you who have never heard of ReShade before, just think of it as an Instgram Filter for some of your games. It changes the colors, contrast, depth of field, etc. . . "But am I going to be banned for it." No, you won't be banned for it, but you will not be able to play PUBG while you ReShade installed.
Ultimately this will probably cause some issues with other programs like Shadow Play, and video / audio capture programs. . . in the near future as they work on the new Anti-Cheat feature, but if you do believe a harmless program is blocked you can visit the link below to report it.
View the full announcement below:
As already mentioned in our dev blog, we will be deploying an anti-cheat update tomorrow. The update will go live at Feb 5 6PM PST / Feb 6 3AM CET / 11AM KST and there will be no downtime for the servers.
The new anti-cheat feature will block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way. What these programs have in common is that they all hook into our game and transform game files. Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats.
One of the popular programs that will be blocked is ReShade. You will not be banned for having it on system but you will no longer be able to play PUBG while it is installed. Please uninstall ReShade (or any other blocked program) and launch the game again. Some players may find that reinstalling PUBG is also necessary.
Some programs that do not affect gameplay may be blocked temporarily (NVIDIA ShadowPlay, video / audio capture programs, etc.) as we hone the new anti-cheat features. We will be dealing with these cases as soon as possible. If a harmless program is blocked, please report it in this form.
Thank you for your support and understanding.