Recently, Microsoft revealed that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One would get the long-awaited "Miramar" map in May. While the main focus is on making sure the map is a treat to play on consoles, there are other improvements coming soon.
The Xbox One Public Test Server is a great place to check out what's new and provide the developer with valuable feedback. Another test is taking place this weekend on the console. The times are listed below so be sure to play the game then.
- May 5, 2018 from 8 AM EDT to May 6 2 AM EDT
- May 6 from 11 AM EDT to May 7 2 AM EDT
- May 7 from 11 AM EDT to May 8 2 AM EDT
Some of the changes the test brings are listed below as well.
- Colorblind settings have been added.
- Crosshair settings have been added.
- Added an option to adjust strength of game controller vibration.
- Added an option to set deadzone for the left analog stick.
- Aim acceleration can now be completely disabled if set to zero.
- Expanded all scopes' field of view.
- Added a parallax effect when moving weapons quickly.
- The "Cancel Matchmaking" interface has been improved.
- Transition speed between menus has been increased.
- Added new grenade hit effects and animations.
- Emotes have been added.
- Added some contextual on-screen pop-ups that explain button functions.
- Player can no longer see through walls by going prone near houses with stone steps in Miramar.
It's great to see that the developer is aggressively updating the Xbox Game Preview version of PUBG. As announced previously, the studio will give rewards to 150 players who report bugs on the Xbox One Test Server. To submit your bugs, just use this link before the bug bounty program ends on May 14.
Aside from that, there seems to be a new "Advanced Graphics" option in the menu, but it's currently inaccessible. Hopefully this means that players will be able to customize the visuals soon like adjusting the graphics quality.
PUBG is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with the help of community feedback. Starting with absolutely nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the only one alive. PUBG is a surprisingly realistic and high-tension title set on a massive island. Be sure to check out the game if you like competitive multiplayer experiences.
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