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PUBG Developers Promise to Fix PUBG After Continued Fan Backlash

by Brandon Russell | August 10, 2018August 10, 2018 12:30 pm PST

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds rose to fame last year by pioneering the battle royale concept. At its peak, it was the most-played PC title on the market, often breaking long-held records in the process. But since its official release, numerous players have complained about the game’s poor performance and bugs.

Now, after more than a year of complaints, PUBG Corp is finally going to do something about it. The team behind the multiplayer shooter opened up a website called Fix PUBG, with a roadmap promising to address the game’s most glaring problems.

“Bug, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed,” the website reads. “So we think it’s time to do something about it.”

“‘FIX PUBG’ is a months-long campaign to deliver the changes and improvements that you’ve been asking for. We’ve created a roadmap with specific details about our plans, and we intend to update it as we go, checking things off as we deliver on our promises.”

Over the next few months, PUBG Corp will tackle issues like client performance, server performance, ant-cheat, matchmaking, and more. A few optimizations already in progress include level streaming optimization and something known as hitch, which is when a player’s frames per second intermittently drop.

Many fans of PUBG would argue the promises being made by PUBG Corp are too little, too late, particularly with Fortnite now the king of the battle royale genre. But the fixes, if implemented by the developers, could see PUBG return to battling Fortnite for top spot.

Much of the work will be completed before the end of the year, which means fans can expect a much smoother, more enjoyable experience very soon.

“We’re dedicating the vast majority of our resources to addressing your issues with the game and implementing your suggested improvements,” reads a FAQ section on the Fix PUBG website. “Of course, our dedication to improving PUBG will continue, even after the FIX PUBG campaign is over.”

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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