Last year, Tencent unsuccessfully pursued the acquisition of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole/PUBG Corp. In November, the tech giant secured the rights to officially distribute the battle royale 'em up in China.
According to Bloomberg, Tencent has worked with police to uncover somewhere in the region of 30 cases—having arrested around 120 people in the process. The accused are thought to have either created or have been caught advertising cheat software that allows players to perform illegal maneuvers, such as the ability to see through walls, view the battlefield from above, or auto-target enemies.
The report also notes the accused have used the game's leaderboards as a means of promoting cheat applications—one advertisement asked players to "maintain control and keep your kills within 15 people per game" so as not to get caught—and that those convicted in the past have served jail time.
At the turn of the year, PUBG Corp celebrated three million concurrent players, however underscored the news by revealing it has handed out 1.5 million cheater bans since the game's Early Access launch last March.