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Punkbuster is one of the anti-cheat APB Reloaded currently uses. It is used along the increasingly popular real time cheat detection and suppression system FairFight by GameBlocks.

According to their website, PB proudly features:

  • 15+ years of experience in the anti-cheat business
  • Support for all major and many proprietary game engines
  • Game specific cheat research and detection
  • Real-time, continuous memory scanning during gameplay
  • Environment modification detection
  • Background auto-updates
  • Administrative tools (screen shots, ban lists, streaming)

I’m Getting PB Error Messages?

That being said, PB has been known to be the root source of problems in APB errors and issues. If your game crashes or you’ve been receiving error messages, try updating PunkBuster. Click here to go to the PB download page. If APB is already installed, it can also be found in your files. For steam, it’s in your \Steam\SteamApps\common\APB Reloaded\Binaries\pbsvc_apb.exe.

For others, it’s should be in your program files and then \APB Reloaded\Binaries\pbsvc_apb.exe.

Hey, I’m innocent?

If you believe you’re wrongfully banned, you can contact Gamersfirst Support. But, if you’re trying to figure out what exactly went wrong, don’t get your hopes up. You’ll usually receive a general category of what the violation was and that’s it. G1 maintains secrecy to prevent players from using information to try and avoid detection.