PUBG Test Server Update Lands Today, Features Vaulting & Ballistic Overhaul

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players are about to get a few new mechanics to play with. Once the Test Server update lands later today, the new vaulting and climbing features will be made available. In addition to being able to climb more effectively, players will also get to test out the overhauled ballistic.

The Test Server client will be updated today at 6 p.m. PT. The servers will remain up for at least a day. 

Here’s a list of changes being brought in by the patch:

Client Optimization

  • Optimized terrain data to reduce memory usage
  • Reduced the lag issue when terrain is loading
  • Reduced the lag issue when multiple players are in sight

Server Optimization

  • Optimized server performance by adjusting network throughput


  • Added vaulting & climbing action

Game Play

  • Vehicle driving balance is modified
    * We are adjusting driving sounds to be more realistic. Sources of vehicle sounds will be improved.
  • Vehicle driving is adjusted to be more realistic
    *This is an early stage of balancing. We need your feedback to improve driving.
  • Improved the vehicle and passenger animations

Ballistics overhaul

  • Projectiles fired from firearms are now affected by air drag. This means that projectiles will now lose velocity over time leading to greater bullet drop and longer travel time
  • Large scopes (8x, 15x) now have variable zoom that can be adjusted using the Mouse Wheel (by default)
  • Red dot, holo and 2x sights can now have their reticle’s brightness adjusted using Mouse Wheel
  • Hit areas have been modified
    – Neck is now protected by the helmet
    – Damage to the chest area is increased
  • Base damage is now modified by weapon class
    – The actual damage is now taking into account following multipliers
    — Base damage stat of the weapon
    — Distance traveled by the projectile (damage decreases over distance)
    — Hit area damage multiplier
    — Weapon class multiplier
  • Fixed the excessive aim-punch while leaning in ADS mode
  • Removed the blurring effect of the weapon and objects close to camera that appeared in non-ADS mode


  • Unified the sizes of all UAZ models, the number of seats decreased to 4


  • Improved the backpack capacity UI in the inventory screen

The official PUBG Twitter account posted a reminder saying that playing on the Test Server may mean experiencing more instances of crashing. Do remember that this is all for testing!

In other PUBG news, the upcoming desert map got new screenshots showing off other locations, the PUBG developer revealed a new project they’re working on, and sales of the game broke 20 million

Source: PUBG (Official Twitter)