Region locked matchmaking has been asked of the PUBG Corp for quite some time and it seems that we are getting it with PUBG PC Update 8 which will effectively implement the region based matchmaking and will introduce a new Triumph crate to the game.
According to the developers, the irrelevant regions for the players will be removed and they will only be able to play in another region if they team up with a player from an exclusive server region. The devs noted that the PUBG PC Update 8 is available for the test server and once tested, it will be online for the live servers.
These servers will be made invisible to players residing in other regions. But, at the same time, if a player in an exclusive server region forms a team with a player from another region, they can connect to and play on any of the servers available to either of them.
Aside from the region based matchmaking, the PUBG Update PC update 8 will also bring weapon skin system, new Triumph crate which has resulted in changes to the drop rates for the crates. The following are the new drop rates for the loot crates.
- Survivor: 10%
- Wanderer: 10%
- Biker: 20%
- Desperado: 10%
- Militia: 20%
- Fever: 10%
- Triumph: 20%
The update will also bring some bug fixes. You can check out the full patch notes here.
- Fixed an issue where the refresh button on the friends list would take you to the team tab when players are in a team
- Fixed an issue where when players leave the vehicle and the vehicle is positioned right next to the window of a building, players would go into the building through the window when getting out off the vehicle
- Fixed an issue where during server instability, when exiting a slow moving vehicle, the players would be treated as if they were hit by their own vehicle
In related news, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has also made it to mobile devices and not only that, PUBG mobile is the top game for over 100 countries.
PUBG is a multiplayer battle royale shooter developed by PUBG Corp for PC and Xbox One.