PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be receiving its 20th early access weekly update this Thursday, Aug. 10. The update is already live on the game’s test server.
The update itself is pretty small, with its main feature being the optimization of game performance for six-core or higher CPU’s. With each weekly update and optimization, it seems like the updates are getting smaller, as there are likely less problems to fix.
The update also decreased motorbike engine and vehicle skid sound volumes, on top of a number of bug fixes, including a bug that caused the player character to stand before crouching when revived.
When PUBG first entered early access in March, the game was quite difficult to run on any gaming PC rig. Now, it has been optimized almost entirely across the board, and runs better with each minor update and tweak.
These smaller weekly updates, coupled with larger content-based monthly updates, have PUBG on a schedule to fully launch some time before the end of 2017. Just this past week, the game added first person servers, a new weapon, and new animations for the usage of healing items.
In July, Twitch viewers watched 60 million hours of PUBG, and the constant improvements to the game can be partly to thank for its popularity.