Bluehole launches 'Fix PUBG' campaign for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game focused on scavenging weapons and using stealth or other tactics to be the last person alive. While the title has see unprecedented popularity on Steam and other platforms like the Xbox One, it still suffers from a lack of optimization. For example, even with one of the best NVIDIA cards out there, you frequently see drops down to 30 FPS even at moderate settings. The base Xbox One version drops down even further, and the Xbox One X port doesn't take advantage of the added power in a meaningful way.

Developer Bluehole is aware of these issues and today, launched a campaign called "Fix PUBG". According to the company, "This is a phrase that we've been hearing a lot lately. Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG's true potential, and you want it fixed. So we think it's time to do something about it." Fix PUBG is a months-long campaign to deliver the changes and improvements players have been asking for.

The team has created a roadmap with specific goals and topics it wants to address. There are categories like "Client Performance", "Server Performance", "Anti-Cheat", "Matchmaking", and "Bug Fix and Quality of Life Issues". Each section has a timeline which goes from August to October. For example, the developer wants to complete "Level Streaming Optimization" by the end of August. "Network Code Optimization" has a target of October. You can go to the Fix PUBG website and take a look at the topics you care about the most like Xbox One improvements. If you scroll down, you can read about detailed changes, which are broken down even further.

It's great to see that Bluehole is addressing the long-standing user complaints in this manner. Hopefully the studio will be able to fix all of these problems so that PUBG stands at the top of the genre again.

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  • Fix PUBG may works in the short term. The game keep adding new features and so new bugs will come.
    I think PUBG need something like an insider/ preview / beta programme.
  • They already do, sort of. The Xbox version is literally in preview right now, and they have the PTS that helps them test new features/fixes if and when they want to use it. Likewise on PC there are experimental and test servers available to use. They have that part pretty well covered.
  • Knew that but those doesn't help much did they?
    For Xbox, it's still a game preview for now but my comment was meant for the future when It's 1.0
    For PC, it's already a full release but glitches are everywhere. I saw people play in PTS and just didn't report feedback. So the programme doesn't work. They need a better programme.
  • The programme is only as good as the people in it. You do know that there's a massive amount of people in the Xbox Insider Program that never submit feedback, right? People just want to play the game, and PUBG Corp isn't short on feedback. Making games is hard but PUBG already has a big community. Siloing off an "insiders" only build when 100 people play at a time isn't really that smart.
  • Your argument is not wrong, Richard. The problem is that, right now, what is in place is not good enough.
    I know a big PUBG eSport tournament organiser and they themselves even indicated that the game was barely un-tournament-able. I, as a PUBG fan, was suggesting an idea. I will try to write more in detail then:
    -After 'Fix PUBG', the introduction of new features should be tested well (well, PTS, insiders, or whatever I don't mind really).
    - The features should be pushed to public only when 'the benefit outweighs the bugs'
    - The patch (bug fixes) should continue to come regularly.
    - To get feedback, they can arrange an event to receive feedback. Players can provide feedbacks and get points from them. The most points can get something like in-game exclusive cosmetics. That's what I had in mind when I wrote my first comment.
  • Well at least they know I guess. Microsoft should throw some money at them so they can hire more/better developers.
  • that grate thank you
  • Very poor support from this developer has allowed Epic to take the battle royale crown... I for one have no sympathy... Bluehole must follow a similar style of management to Microsoft... I recently bought this on Xbox One and the state of the game is frankly embarrassing...
  • Yep, fortnite exploited pubg's weakness with superior code optimization.. Deserves all the attention and $$$ they get..