19 December 2017 - 16:59

PUBG's first Xbox One patch makes visual and performance improvements

It's the first of many PUBG console patches to come.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Image via Bluehole, Inc.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds received its first Game Preview patch for Xbox One this morning.

The Xbox One version of PUBG launched Dec. 12 for Microsoft's Game Preview program, a program similar to Steam's Early Access. The patch notes detail the changes, which include a "first pass" on PUBG's visual and performance issues, as well as "slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S."

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Likewise, the developer has tweaked hair color options, equipment icons on the PUBG HUD, player icons, and UI prompts. A few animations have been fixed, like sidecar passenger animations in first-person view, and adjusted a few player glitches.

Here's the full list, straight from Bluehole, Inc.

Gameplay

  • Gas can now be used while on bike or bike with sidecar

UI/UX

  • Equipment icons on HUD will now be visible
  • Player icon is now more clearly visible on the world map
  • UI prompts now appear when reload and enter a vehicle options are present

Character

  • Tweaked hair color options

Animation

  • Cleaned up sidecar passenger animations in first person view
  • Fixed player camera issues while a passenger on the backseat of a Buggy
  • Addressed arm animations specific to holding some weapons
  • Character now correctly faces the proper direction when stopping while swimming

Others

  • First pass visual and performance improvements
  • Slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S
  • Localization updates for Vietnamese, Spanish,(Spain/Mexico)
  • Controls on motorcycle no longer inverted
  • Keyboard functionality is disabled

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances of player nametags not properly displaying in the lobby during Squad and Duo play
  • Fixed minor animation while crouching and prone
  • Fixed issues where curtains on windows block line of sight of players in the TPP mode
  • Fixed an issue where when Squad leader left the party, voice chat ceased to function as intended
  • Fixed issue where players could lean out of vehicles even when obstructed
  • Fixed collision of cardboard boxes in Yasnaya city
  • Fixed typo in the controller guide
  • Other minor fixes

PUBG is expected to launch on PC on Dec. 20. After spending quite a while in the Early Access program, it's finally ready for a full release on PC.

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