PUBG’s new Xbox One patch adds automatic running ability

The improvements continue on console.

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A new update has gone live for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for Xbox One, and it adds a couple of improvements to the game’s control scheme.

Anyone who’s played PUBG knows you will be running a lot. The maps are large and you’re forced to move a bunch. If you don’t have a vehicle, you’re going to get your cardio in. Thankfully, a controller option has been added to help out with this.

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From a stand-still, when players double-click the left analog stick, it will activate an auto-run. Now you won’t have to hold down the sprint button while running for kilometers, so your finger will be saved some slight discomfort.

In other control optimizations, players can now drop equipped weapons with the Y button when the inventory screen is active. The ability to cycle through grenades by tapping right on the D-pad has been brought back, too.

In a much smaller but very useful improvement, players can cancel casting actions like using healing items while the inventory screen is active. This should be very helpful for multi-tasking in high intensity situations.

The full patch notes also mentioned “continued optimizations and crash fixes,” but no specifics were given. Hopefully, the game should run even smoother now.