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PUBG Receives Critical Patch on Xbox One to Address Performance and Visual Issues

When PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) released for Xbox One earlier this month, it did so with an abundance of performance and visual issues. The frame-rate struggled to maintain the promised threshold, character animations were broken, textures were popping, and input lag added to the frustration, among many things.

Posting on the official forums this week, PUBG Corp. revealed that the first patch for PUBG on Xbox One addresses the performance and visual issues. While the patch notes do not detail these improvements, players should immediately notice them when they parachute back into the battlegrounds.

In addition, the anti-aliasing has been “slightly” improved for sharper textures. A few animations and camera-related issues have been fixed. Several bugs have been squashed in the process as well. The complete patch notes can be read below.

Gameplay

  • Gas can now be used while on bike or bike with sidecar

UI/UX

  • Equipment icons on HUD will now be visible
  • Player icon is now more clearly visible on the world map
  • UI prompts now appear when reload and enter a vehicle options are present

Character

  • Tweaked hair color options

Animation

  • Cleaned up sidecar passenger animations in first person view
  • Fixed player camera issues while a passenger on the backseat of a Buggy
  • Addressed arm animations specific to holding some weapons
  • Character now correctly faces the proper direction when stopping while swimming

Others

  • First pass visual and performance improvements
  • Slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S
  • Localization updates for Vietnamese, Spanish,(Spain/Mexico)
  • Controls on motorcycle no longer inverted
  • Keyboard functionality is disabled

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances of player nametags not properly displaying in the lobby during Squad and Duo play
  • Fixed minor animation while crouching and prone
  • Fixed issues where curtains on windows block line of sight of players in the TPP mode
  • Fixed an issue where when Squad leader left the party, voice chat ceased to function as intended
  • Fixed issue where players could lean out of vehicles even when obstructed
  • Fixed collision of cardboard boxes in Yasnaya city
  • Fixed typo in the controller guide
  • Other minor fixes

This is just the start of a lengthy process to stabilize PUBG on Xbox One as best as possible. The frame-rate, and other performance aspects, may still give minor troubles in certain areas. The visuals may seem improved, but not necessarily on the same scale when compared to other games. All of these performance and visual issues will be further addressed in future patches.