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Battlegrounds on Xbox One gets ‘first pass’ patch to enhance performance

by Eric Frederiksen | December 20, 2017December 20, 2017 10:00 am PST

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hit the Xbox One running, cracking 1 million sales in just 48 hours. But it stumbled quickly thanks to some pretty heavy performance issues, detailed quite thoroughly by¬†Eurogamer‘s DigitalFoundry. The game is in Xbox’s early access program, Xbox Game Preview, though, so players should be going in expecting significant changes to the game before it gets an official release. The first of such changes is here in the form of a huge patch for the game.

The new patch weighs in at 4.7GB, making it a pretty hefty download. If you’re planning on hopping in tonight, try to get your Xbox turned on a little early.

This patch is described by the team as being a “first pass” at visuals and performance, and that’s what players should look for as they dive back in, rather than new features. The patch does include some changes to the UI and other improvements, but the performance issues, which put a pretty sharp divide between Xbox One and Xbox One X players, are the big key here, and the thing both the developer and players should be focusing on.

PUBG is unquestionably the Xbox’s biggest game this fall in addition to its unprecedented success on PC, so it’s not surprising we’re seeing a patch this big, this quickly. We’re looking forward to seeing how the game improves following launch. The game’s huge player count poses a unique challenge to consoles, but the team should be able to optimize the game well once it gets the hang of the system.

Check out the full patch notes in the source link below.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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