A bunch of new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fixes will be released in the upcoming patch, helping to not only curb cheating but also fix a number of issues with the game. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a Battle Royale-style survival game where players compete to be the last one standing among the rest.
Firstly, we have the anti-cheating measures. Being a game that’s exclusively multiplayer, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has run into the problem of players attempting to cheat their way to victory rather than play (relatively) fair.
These include things such as altering midi files to remove foliage from the game (thus removing an enormous amount of the game’s cover), or lag-switching, making your ping so high that you’re popping all over the place and can’t be hit.
The game developers have used the new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fixes to get rid of this: Editing the foliage out will no longer be possible, and if you go over a certain ping during play you will be locked in place and unable to move, turn, or attack.
Various vehicles will also be fixed so that getting into them and driving them around doesn’t cause the framerate to go down. Other fixes include players getting stuck, freezing, and the crosshairs still being visible when you have the “No UI” option turned on.
Flash bang grenades are also being removed from the game, as the team has gotten a number of reports that they cause some peoples’s games or computers to crash. The patch with the new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fixes is already available on its public test area. However, other players will be getting the new patch tomorrow, May 16. So, while you still have a while to wait, at least it won’t be very long before you can experience the new patch for yourself.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently exclusive to the PC.