PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is set to receive a big 1.0 update before the year’s end, and developer Bluehole is now working hard “day and night” to make that happen. Update 1.0 will bring features like vaulting and climbing, the desert map, new vehicles and 3D replay to the game. It will also be the version of PUBG that Xbox One users will get to try through the Xbox Game Preview.
For today, however, we’re stuck with some less exciting fixes that come with today’s PUBG patch. Here’s what’s included:
- Decreased the Starting Island item spawn levels in order to adjust the item balance on the Northeast side of Erangel
- Eliminated the fire animation and effect that occured in the Starting Airplane when a player was on fire from a molotov cocktail
- Fixed a bug that enabled a character to hold a main weapon and frying pan simultaneously
- Fixed a spectator mode bug of flickering weapon UI icons
If you’re eager to learn more about what is coming next for PUBG, and perhaps even help out with testing some of the features, give the following information a read. It details how Bluehole is planning to trial new features and how you can get involved.
Road to Launch
Our development team is heavily focusing on developing the builds for PC 1.0 and Xbox Game Preview. For PC, we will be only focusing on doing our best to stabilize the launch build and we don’t have any plans to deploy patches to live servers except for this week. However, there will be features like vaulting and climbing which will have a huge impact on the game and need to be tested for at least a month. We will be running test servers at least three times in preparation for that.
Through these test servers, we would like to conduct large scale tests for the content and features that are not in the live build and create a foundation for a very stable official launch.
Test Server Operation Plan
1st phase: Focus on testing vaulting & climbing
2nd phase: More testing of vaulting & climbing, test other new content and features
3rd phase: All new content and features including the desert map
The content and features that will be in test servers need to be tested for at least 2 to 4 weeks. It will be very difficult for us to provide a stable service if we rush updates to live servers after short bursts of testing. As we would like to go through rigorous testing to prepare for official launch, we will not be updating new content to live servers and run test servers for a longer period of time instead.
You will be able to try out vaulting & climbing first in late October or early November. We will give you an update on test schedules later.
You can bet I’ll be one of the players trying to play with the new vaulting mechanic, as it looks awesome!
In other PUBG news, over 322,000 cheaters have been banned and new concurrent player count has been achieved, the game was bombarded with negative reviews following in-game ads, and Bluehole is apparently “in talks” with Sony regarding a PS4 version.
Source: Steam (Official)