Don’t edit your PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds configuration files unless you want to be banned

Matt Sayer 19 September 2017 NEWS


There are strict new rules for the popular Battle Royale shooter.

If you're the kind of PC gamer who enjoys digging into a game's files and tweaking them to your preference, you might want to curb your habit when jumping into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. As spotted by the Redditor Defying, PUBG publisher Bluehole has updated its FAQ with the following warning:

Is it okay to edit configuration files?

No, editing any game files to gain an unfair advantage is against the Rules of Conduct. This includes changing any game configuration files to result in changes that cannot be made via the in-game settings menu.

This change comes on the heels of the game's recent fog update, which some players have taken umbrage with. The update introduces a post-processing effect that adds a blur to the fog, and players have taken to editing their configuration files to remove this effect due to its unsightliness.

Other players have also made changes to the configuration files for tweaking controls that can't be changed in-game, purely for preference rather than competitive advantage. Nevertheless, Bluehole appears to be taking a blanket approach to the issue, so our advice is to leave off editing any files for the time being to avoid an unwanted ban.

In other shooter news, Call of Duty: WWII just dropped its first story trailer and support for Battleborn has officially ended.

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