Newest PUBG update changes pre-game lobbies to enhance performance

No more boner machine

The latest update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has changed the way pre-game lobbies function. Previously, all 100 players would be dropped onto a small segment of the map while a countdown timer ticked down before the festivities. While waiting, players were able to grab some weapons and dick around to kill time (and potentially test out different guns).

Now, the 100 players will be separated into smaller groups on different islands all without firearms. This is, supposedly, to help improve the performance of servers and gameplay by reducing the server load at the start. “Lots of interaction among multiple players in such a small area had a high impact on the servers,” reads the official update. “To solve this, we have introduced multiple areas where players gather before the match start.”

The other big piece of news is that PUBG Corp. is testing out a new anti-cheat method for the game. Since this is all in the testing phase, you can expect some crashes while starting your game. Nothing screams “I’VE LEFT EARLY ACCESS” like more crashes.

While I still love PUBG and am hopeful for the game’s future, even I can’t defend how unfocused the studio appears. From yesterday’s story about no clear roadmap to how prevalent bugs still are in the game, I don’t think 2018 is going to be very kind to PUBG. Maybe I just need to buy some loot boxes to ease the pain…

PC 1.0 Update #3 [Battlegrounds]

Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.