PUBG Devs are Launching 3 Month "Fix PUBG" Campaign

PUBG Devs are Launching 3 Month "Fix PUBG" Campaign

It needs it, really.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Aug 08, 2018 @ 03:10 PM (Staff Bios)
PUBG Corp., the team behind the wildly popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, want to fix their game. And if their upcoming roadmap is to be believed, they're taking it very seriously.

Our dev team is gearing up for battle. Our mission: Destroy bugs, deliver long-needed quality-of-life features, and take PUBG to the next level by shipping fundamental performance improvements. Throughout this campaign well share specifics about what were working on and the expected time itll take to address the issues.

They're looking to make a number of changes over the next three months, with a primary focus on improving performance and game feel. The project starts this month, with a few of the changes already implemented in the current game. Specific dates have been avoided, but a rough timeline on their official website gives us an idea of what to expect.

We can expect an improvement on the server tick rate, the amount of information a client and send to the server in a given time. The higher this number, the smoother and more reliable your online experience will be. By improving both server and client performance, the tick rate should noticeably improve.

A more relatable problem is the desync. Have you ever shot at a guy before he saw you, and somehow he kills you first? This is a common issue with large online games, caused by two different players not quite being in sync with each other. On the other person's end, he saw you first. This problem should be reduced and resolved over the coming months.

The last problem they plan to address is cheaters. They've made large strides toward banning hackers and cheaters in their games, reporting an 80% decrease in suspected cheaters since Q1 of this year.

We plan to continue enforcing aggressive anti-cheat initiatives to further bring down this ratio throughout the campaign.

To help incentivize lawful reporting of players, PUBG Corp. plans to implement a system that lets you know if someone you reported was banned within 15 days.

They're also looking into collecting hardware information of cheaters to better find and block them. They're also exploring the potential for legal pursuit using this info.

Were closely working with legal authorities as they investigate and take legal action against cheat developers, distributors, and resellers. We plan to share more news on these efforts.

They still have a lot of work ahead of them if they want a smooth and enjoyable experience. Best of luck to them.


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