A new PUBG update is now available to download and install for the game’s Test Server. While a substantial 1.3 GB in size, the patch notes only detail changes to the Blue Zone.
The developer is fine-tuning the damage and travel time of the deadly zone, with changes that may come to live servers.
Here’s the list of changes:
Blue zone balance adjustment
- Slightly decreased the waiting time of the blue zones in mid-to-late phase of a match
- Slightly decreased the shrinking speed of the blue zones in mid-to-late phase (In this phase, blue zones will now move at a slower speed and the travel time of blue zones has slightly increased due to this change)
- Slightly increased the damage per second of the last blue zone
In addition to the Blue Zone adjustments, the dev is also working on new ways to identify cheaters. A recent test found 100,000 instances of a new cheat, with offenders being immediately banned in a single wave.
We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action. This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave. This is an example of additional measures we will be taking on top of the basic detection systems in place. We will continue to check the data logs like this even if it means the anti-cheat team has to filter through hundreds of billions of data logs manually. In addition, we are looking into adopting a new solution to detect and ban more cheaters and we have been continuously strengthening our security systems. We have also liaised with investigative authorities in some countries to take legal actions against developers and distributors of cheats. We are determined to take strong measures against them going forward.
There’s also an issue with the game’s Deathcam, Replay, and observing systems, which may cause players to appear as though they are using cheats, even if they aren’t. We’re told that this bug will be fixed as soon as possible.
The Blue Zone changes are the first step to “enhanc[ing] the combat experience in a match. The aim is to make combat encounters “more even and less chaotic.” Expect more changes to follow.
If you’re interested in the latest patch to hit live servers, click here.
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