PUBG Corporation has been hard at work on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for the Xbox One and Xbox One X. The game recently went live on Microsoft's system and has been a huge smash-hit so far, though the game is not without some issues. This has led the developers to work fast to issue the first patch for the Xbox One and here's what it does.
According to the changelog posted over on the official PUBG forums by the community coordinator, the first ever patch for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds includes some major fixes to the gameplay, the UI, the performance, and the characters.
So the first major change is that gas can now be used while you're riding on your bike or if your teammate is riding in the sidecar and has a gas can. This is a fairly essential update that means that you won't have to stop, get off your bike and refill the tank. This is actually something you have to do frequently in games like DayZ, where the cars are known to breakdown and you have to fix the vehicle or refill the gas tank by pulling off to the side of the road and performing the necessary maintenance before you can hop back in and keep on trekking across the land.
The user interface has also been updated with equipment icons showing up on the HUD, along with player icons being more readily visible on the world map.
When creating characters in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds there are more hair color options, something that gamers who like making creative and unique designs will most certainly appreciate.
For the player-view models and animations depicted in the sidecar the team fixed up the animations, along with stabilizing the camera issues while passengers are seated in the back of a buggy.
There were a few other arm animations that were disjointed and buggy that were also fixed while holding weapons, so you should see some better stability there, along with characters now facing the proper direction while swimming. I'm assuming the swimming animations while running on land in the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was also fixed.
Beyond the animations, there were also a number of fixes for the most important aspect of the game: performance and stability.
According to the changelog, there was a new series of first pass performance optimizations made to likely address the LOD streaming issues that have been popping up all over the YouTube scene from people streaming the game on Microsoft's Xbox consoles.
What is an interesting move from PUBG Corp is that the keyboard functionality for the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been disabled. Blizzard had complained about keyboard and mouse support in games like Overwatch, saying it made it unfair for those who used controllers, so it looks like PUBG Corp might be taking a similar stance.
Additionally, a series of bug fixes have been implemented for various typos, collision detection, and leaning out of vehicles. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently still in the Xbox Game Preview program and you can pick up a digital copy right now or wait until it graduates after being fixed up real nice and neat.