Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Tuesday, February 6th.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground has been fighting a war with cheaters on PC. In January alone, over one million players were banned for using software giving them the upper edge.
Today, PUBG has released a brand new update ensuring any players that has helper programs installed will be unable to get into a match. PUBG Corp. have been vocal about putting a stop to cheating for quite a while. As many players have come across users with aim-assists, speed-hacks, and mod-aids.
A Community Manager made note that as this new feature goes live, audio/video capture devices and software may be blocked temporarily until they iron everything out.
February marks the third year anniversary of Dying Light’s release. Since 2015, Techland have been supporting the community built on the sleeper parkour-zombie survival hit.
Over the years, Dying Light has received everything from DLC, to free updates, and content drops. To mark the third year anniversary, Techland released a video thanking the community.
The Polish development team acknowledges that without the fans, none of this would be possible. To celebrate, each week of February players will be able to log on and receive new content. Techland will also be hosting multiple giveaways during the events. A digital copy of the Prima Guide for Dying Light is also available for free.
After a two month hiatus, Dr DisRespect made his honorary return to Twitch. In 2017, Dr DisRespect announced his leave after a confession of infidelity. This past Sunday, the streamer released a video announcing his return and new schedule.
During the stream, his channel hit a concurrent view count of over 380’000. After a winning a match of PUBG right off the bat, the streaming platform was hit with multiple issues. The front page of Twitch was bare, and viewers were unable to search. The Twitch Support Twitter account sent out multiple messages addressing the issues. After a brief period of time, they were able to fix the issues.
Dr DisRespect’s return comes shy of breaking the Twitch record of concurrent views, but only marginally. In January, League of Legends player; Tyler1 shattered records with his own return to the platform with a staggering viewership of 400’000 .
While Dr DisRespect did briefly address the matter in his personal life, he explained it as a “learning process”. For his on-air personality, it seems he is back in full force delivering top notch entertainment and comedy for fans.
— Dr DisRespect (@DrDisRespect) February 5, 2018
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— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) February 5, 2018
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