Since it’s full release PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a smash hit for PC, Xbox One, and Mobile players. Launching a full esports tournament, the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Global Invitational (PGI) and weekly updates, the game has seen tremendous growth adding new maps, bug fixes, new vehicles and weapons, a slew of cosmetics and more. However, the game is still riddled with issues that make the quality of gameplay less than ideal.

PUBG has announced a new campaign called “Fix PUBG” which will directly address several of the largest issues plaguing the game focusing on client performance, server performance, anti-cheat, matchmaking, and bug fix & quality of life issues. The campaign will span 3 months starting in August with completion by the end of October and promises players a better game. I’ve detailed the campaign below but full details can be found at https://fix.pubg.com.

Client Performance

  • Hitch Issues – Addressing and increasing the average FPS rate so avoid sudden frame drops.
  • Level Streaming Optimization – Streamlining the level loading as you move around the map.
  • Effect Optimization – Optimizing in-game effects so they don’t affect performance
  • Character Optimization – Optimizing character models and weapons

Server Performance

  • Improving Server Tick Rate – Adjusting how items replicate in relation to your character when several characters are near one another.
  • Improving Desync – Adjusting movement latency by increasing the tick rate to mitigates the issue where a players client ping or tick rate aren’t properly accounted for.

Anti-Cheat

  • Combined Anti-Cheat Solution – Implementing additional anti-cheat means to create a more level playing field.
  • Decrease in Cheater Ratio – Continued effort to ban cheaters and keep the ratio of cheaters down.
  • Report Result Notification – A notification where you will be notified if a player you reported is banned.
  • Legal Action Against Cheating Program Developers and Re-sellers – Continued efforts to take legal action against third party cheat developers and distributors.
  • Hardware Based Bans – Bans based off collected hardware information.

Matchmaking

  • Faster and Smarter Matchmaking – Improving matchmaking logic to cut down on matchmaking time based off logic, player ping, language, and distance.

Bug Fix & Quality of Life Issues

  • Updates that include fixes to the minimap, character movement, kill feed, UI Guides, teammate reporting, Mic Test UI/UX, spectating, player order consistency, friend UI, underwater, armed animation, seeing through walls, and more.

 

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Vanessa is the Founder/CEO of Gamer Assault Weekly, LLC. She is an active member of the industry having worked with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Ubisoft, id Software, and CSA. She spends her time working on the site, attending as many gaming conventions as she can, and playing with friends on all systems.