A new update has been released for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, which is now update 1.44 for the console version of the game. It is not a huge update and comes with a total of six fixes. Those fixes include buildings on Vikendi’s minimap being shown incorrectly, buildings that could look transparent on Miramar, and stopping players from switching between players when spectating solo mode matches. The full patch notes for PUBG update 1.44 can be read below.
- Fixed an issue where a player can enter a BRDM while firing on full auto and is able to continue firing without exposing their body.
- Fixed an issue where a building on Vikendi is shown incorrectly on the minimap
- Fixed an issue where ammunition is not displayed correctly while reloading when using the “Skol-Kar98k” skin.
- Fixed an issue that caused the left wrist to display incorrectly when equipping the Panzerfaust.
- Fixed an issue that caused the insides of some buildings to be completely see-through on Miramar
- Fixed an issue where players were incorrectly able to switch between other players while spectating in solo mode.
Dom recently played PUBG on Stadia on which the game recently launched, and he had some thoughts to share. He said:
Stadia is actually furnished with some great multiplayer shooters, with The Divison 2, Destiny 2, Zombie Army 4 and… well, there’s also Ghost Recon Breakpoint I support. As the only multiplayer battle royale offering on Stadia, maybe it’s going to find a few new fans. The lack of cheaters, the ease of access, and the solid performance alongside other console players are positives.
That said, the current bot situation needs addressing across all platforms. If the game is quietly dying on console, they could be the nail in the coffin, and if it isn’t, there’s no reason for them to be anywhere except in a new training mode, or removed by the time you hit Lvl. 20.
Can PUBG survive this? I hope so. It’d be a shame to lose the breakout battle royale game. But for new players on Stadia, it’s put a black mark against what should have been a small success for the platform.
You can read his full thoughts here.