Vehicle gameplay does a U-turn.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds latest console update nerfs vehicles, implements a few tweaks, and fixes some bugs.
The patch notes for the Xbox One update indicate that Bluehole will increase the damage players can mete out on vehicles with both guns and grenades, while reducing damage to players who are unfortunate enough to get themselves run over.
Reckless driving will be curbed somewhat for players who value their lives, with drivers and passengers suffering “increased injuries” after crashing into other vehicles and objects.
Meanwhile, controller input lag continues to be optimised, and the “visual quality of the reticle” has been improved for red dot, holographic, and 2 x Sight.
A patch was also rolled out on PC that adds “more buildings and cover across the map to improve the engagement experience,” more off-road routes, and loot balancing for item spawns.
The replay system updates means that old replay files can’t be played anymore, and of course, a few bugs have been fixed.
PUBG on Xbox One has recently hit a player count of 4 million, reaching 3 million within a month of its launch on December 12, and gaining another million a few weeks later.
Anti-cheat measures are still being tested on PC, with a “solution” currently in “a test phase” pending analysis of its stability and compatibility.
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