In the wake of the new monthly update, the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds community has started experiencing widespread lag and frequent disconnections.
In the beginning, it was perceived that the issue was only affecting a minor portion of the player-base. However, a storm on social media platforms has made it apparent that the recent update mishandled PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in ways it should not have.
Responding to the complaints, Bluehole Studio acknowledged that the recent update caused a few problems for the servers. Without mentioning the cause of the widespread lag and disconnections, the developer stated that it will not be easy to make amends.
“We believe we have tracked the source of the server lag seen today,” reads an announcement that is now shown across the main menu of the game. “This will not be an easy fix, so bear with us.”
The community is naturally alarmed and disappointed. While it is good news that the developer knows exactly what is causing the problems in the game, there is no confirmation on how soon a fix can be deployed.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds received an update earlier today, which weighed in at around 500 MB and was targeted at fixing previously reported frame-rate issues. It had nothing to do with the lag and disconnections.
Elsewhere, it was highlighted this week that the developer has so far permanently banned at least 50,000 players from the game for cheating and using other illegitimate third-party software for added advantage. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was released through the early access program just over four months ago. That is a lot of players taken care of in such a short amount of time.