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What The New PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Changes

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox Update
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PUBG Corporation hasn't let up when it comes to updating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, whether it be on the Xbox One or for PC. The developers are adamant on upgrading and updating the game as often as possible, and with the latest roll out here's what's new with the latest update.

According to a post on the official PUBG forums, the community coordinator rolled out a changelog for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

First and foremost, the optimization has been updated, with PUBG Corporation reducing the rubber-banding that gamers have been consistently complaining about since the game entered into Early Access last year, and since it entered into the Game Preview program back in December of 2017. How much of the rubber-banding has been reduced? Well, you'll have to test it out for yourself the next time you dive into the game.

Enhanced server performance has also been implemented while parachuting down into the map. I didn't think that this would be that big of an issue, but apparently it was problematic enough for PUBG Corporation to address it before it became more of a problem for gamers.

Some much needed quality of life features for the controls in the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have also been addressed, including allowing players to quickly equip pistols by tapping up on the D-pad, instead of cycling through the weapon by tapping the 'Y' button. Instead, only main primary and secondary weapons will cycle through when tapping 'Y'.

There is also a brand new controller preset to further enhance the QOL features in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, allowing players to choose the 'Type B' preset that includes the ability to use the left trigger to aim down the sights, while the left bumper can now be used as a third-person perspective aim-sight.

The developers also fixed a number of issues, such as an invulnerability glitch that some players would use to get outside of the map and attempt to win the round that way. A couple of memory related crashes were fixed, and an invite but was also fixed.

Given that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still in the Game Preview stage, the developers are still looking to stabilize gameplay and make it a lot more palatable for Xbox gamers before pushing the console version to 1.0 and eventually moving the game over to the PlayStation 4.

The next major patch will address dropping objects that causes players to automatically switch weapons, and some glitch restricting players from being able to switch grenade types when tapping right on the D-pad.

No ETA has been set yet for the next major patch, but it will likely roll out soon given that PUBG Corporation has been consistently releasing new patches for the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds rather quickly since the game landed on Microsoft's console back in December. Already more than 3 million players have logged into and played the Xbox version of the game, and this is being helped with the new pack-in bundle where gamers who purchase the system will be able to get their hands on a digital version of the game.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.