PUBG Brings Custom Matches to Public Test Server

Have it your way. Whether in online gaming or in burgers, it’s good to have options. Now everyone in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will get to craft their best battle royale burger with new PUBG custom match features arriving in an open beta to the game’s test server.

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Custom matches in PUBG are extremely customizable, letting players manage numerous aspects of their battleground experience from circle behavior, to item/vehicle spawn rates, to loadouts among other options. There are even customization options for War Mode and Zombie Mode games, or an Esports Mode that sets the game to official 2018 PUBG Global Invitational settings.

With all of this said, the full feature will have to be limited in some way as a result of the resources required to make these games available for all players. Once the feature goes live, the devs are considering having some form of paywall in the interest of making sure “everything runs smoothly and the system remains sustainable long-term.” During the open beta, players won’t have to pay anything, but there will be a hard cap of 10,000 concurrent custom games.

The length of testing isn’t elaborated upon, as the devs will bring custom matches to live once things are stable.

Our Thoughts

On the one hand, awesome to see custom matches. On the other hand, it is rather curious that the servers are in such a shaky state that putting a hard cap on custom matches and stuffing them behind a possible paywall is an option. Perhaps the team should focus on making sure the game servers are the most stable they can be first before bringing a feature online that could potentially throw a wrench in the works?

Source: Steam

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PUBG Test Patch Adjusts Miramar and Adds Anti-Cheat Tech

A new PUBG PC test patch is available for players of the battle royale shooter, and while it doesn’t exactly bring a giant list of tweaks and adjustments, it does bring a couple of interesting things of note to the game. Especially if you like to play in the desert…however few of you there are.

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Update #4 to build 1.0 has introduced a few more buildings to the desolate Miramar map in an effort to provide more cover and make fights more engaging. Players will also find more off-road routes to make vehicle navigation easier, while the item spawn level of certain areas of the map has seen a buff.

The new patch is also introducing some new form of anti-cheat tech. The solution in question is described as still under development and so the devs require some time with the feature on the test servers to verify its stability.

To that point, the devs are asking that players who have a crash take a screenshot of the error and share it on the forums. They also ask that if you continue to experience repeated crashes to halt testing and go back to the live game.

Our Thoughts

Here’s hoping that this new anti-cheating measure offers some relief for a game that appears – at least on the outside looking in – to be beleaguered by people trying to force their way into a win. Who knew that so many people were so hungry for digital chicken dinners?

Source: official site

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PUBG Discusses Test Server Schedules

Few things are as damaging to the suspension of disbelief than having a game character withstand numerous gunshots but incapable of jumping over a box. The upcoming PUBG test servers are going to remedy that soon, as the devs have outlined a general window and focus for testing.

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The ability for players to climb and vault will be the focus of the first round of testing. The test servers are set to open sometime next week in early November, with a minimum three days of testing planned. Specific timing is currently unavailable as the team wants to ensure that test content details are as accurate as possible.

At least another two test rounds are planned afterwards, though once more the devs warn that timing and announcements of when and what may testing will focus on may arrive at short notice. “Please keep in mind that the live server build and the developing PC 1.0 build are not easy to integrate or merge together,” reads the post. “We are constantly trying to implement and fix as many things as possible.”

As for the game’s current early access build, the Blue Zone that shrinks down the active safe area has had its DoT effect increased, while a bug where bullets sometimes ignore player armor has been addressed. The patch notes and other information for PUBG’s test servers can be found here.

Our Thoughts

If they’ve got a minimum of three test rounds set up, then either the PUBG devs are facing a possible crunch or the game is very nearly ready for full release. Or, it could be delayed to early 2018 as a result of some other adjustments. Do you think PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is ready for an end-of-year release, or would you rather have it held back to bake a bit longer?

Source: Steam

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Battlegrounds Pushes a Massive Update to the Test Server

Turns out that the switch to a less frequent update schedule is already producing some big results. The latest PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds test server update has a huge assortment of changes coming to the game, including a new weapon, optimizations, and a bundle of other adjustments and improvements.

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The new weapon in question is the Mini-14, a lightweight 5.56 semi-automatic marksman rifle. The Mini-14 has less damage output than other DMRs in the game, but makes up for the shortfall in high muzzle velocity and low bullet drop. The weapon can fit rifle attachments to the muzzle and magazine slots and can also sport any optic sight.

The game’s map will also see some tweaks with the addition of a new town, East of Stabler. There will also be a new fog weather effect just to make visibility that much more challenging. While the fog effect will see ramped up probability on the test servers, the chance for foggy weather rolling through the live game will be low.

The new test build also introduces a variety of animation and balance changes to thrown weapons, recoil updates for all weapons, tweaks to the game’s UI, and a host of optimizations and bug fixes.

The test patch should be available now according to rough estimates, while the overall changes could hit the live servers sometime later in the week. The full patch notes are here.

Our Thoughts

There’s not a lot of “sexy” changes in this build of Battlegrounds, but there are certainly a lot more fixes and adjustments which can only improve the already soaring popularity of this battle royale title. We’re definitely interested to hear what players think of the new weapon and the fog weather effect in particular.

Source: official site

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