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PUBG Test Servers for PC 1.0 Return With New Optimizations and Weapons

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be conducting its second round of testing for the much-awaited PC 1.0 update this week as well as the next.

Posting on its official Steam Community page, the developer confirmed that the vaulting and climbing mechanics from earlier will be made available again but with slight improvements for balance.

As for what is new, players can expect several optimizations that the community has been requesting for a while. This includes character animations, water and other world effects, terrain loading times, memory usage, and the user interface.

The hit damage has been reduced for hands and feet, and increased for thighs and arms. The healing period for bandages has been cut in half, while maintaining the casting time. Players can now also parachute on certain areas that were previously not accessible.

In the weaponary department, two new weapons are being added to PUBG. The DP-28 will spawn in the world, while the AUG A3 must be obtained from care packages. Note that the Kar98k will no longer be included in care packages.

Furthermore, the firing rate of SKS and Mini-14 has been decreased. The M16A can no longer attach 8x and 15x scopes. Also, new 4x reticles have been introduced for 7.62mm, sniper, and SMG weapons.

Those intersted in being part of the second round of testing for PC 1.0 should mark their calendars with the schedule below. The developer has confirmed that PUBG will feature solo and squad play in both first- and third-person perspectives.

  • PST: November 21st 11:00PM – November 23rd 11:00PM
  • CET: November 22nd 08:00AM – November 24th 08:00AM
  • KST: November 22nd 04:00PM – November 24th 04:00PM

The schedule for next week will be announced… well, early next week.