The first step on the road to recovery is admitting that you’ve got a problem, and PUBG Corp. are finally fronting up and admitting that PlayerUnknown’s Battleground has got problems. The game has always been troubled with tons of bugs and issues during Early Access and with a lot of these persisting through the first eight months since they declare the game to be 1.0.
“FIX THE GAME.”This is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot lately. Since we released PUBG as an Early Access game last year, the game has grown exponentially, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have millions of incredibly passionate players like you. However, we haven’t always been able to meet your expectations. Simply put, the game still has many unresolved issues.
So they’re trying to fix it with a new campaign of patches and updates quite plainly called “FIX PUBG”, which starts with the release of today’s update for PC and will carry on with a roadmap through to October. These changes will start to filter through to the Xbox version of the game at some point as well.
The first update targets the following:
- Limb penetration will be implemented (if a player model’s hands or limbs are blocking a more vital area, bullets will now deal full damage for that area).
- Graphics “sharpening” will be added as separate toggle in the settings.
- You’ll be able to mute individual teammates while in-game.
- Quality-of-life improvements are coming to colorblind mode.
- Quality-of-life improvements are also coming to loot stack splitting (more control).
- Vehicle sounds will be reduced when driving in first-person perspective.
- You’ll be able to adjust your FPS cap (including by setting it to “uncapped”).
- You’ll also be able to set your in-game FPS cap and lobby FPS cap separately.
For a longer term roadmap, head over to the FIX PUBG site, which PUBG Corp. will be updating through the campaign.