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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Xbox One update delivers another performance boost

A new update is rolling out to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One, delivering an assortment of fixes and tweaks to all consoles. Following recent trials on the game's test server, performance-enhancing upgrades are now being rolled out to the Xbox Game Preview client.

PUBG's thirteenth Xbox One patch exclusively focuses on stability, with optimizations to the initial drop, world loading, and player data. Player inventories have also been streamlined, reducing the load time between button presses and changes being reflected on-screen.

Despite brief testing last month, the game's desert map, Miramar, is yet to make a public appearance. Alongside this update's patch notes, Ryan Rigney, Communications Lead for PUBG has committed to further testing sessions for the map later down the line.

For a full list of changes, check out the latest update changelog on the official PUBG Xbox One forums.

PATCH TIMING:

  • May 2, 1am PDT / May 2, 10am CEST / May 2, 5pm KST

PATCH CONTENT:

These optimization and performance improvements have been proven to be effective on the PUBG test server, so we're bringing them over to live servers now.

  • The free-fall and parachuting process has been optimized, leading to performance improvements during the initial stages of each game.
  • World loading has been optimized. "Play-doh" and interior prop pop-in effects have been improved.
  • Movement data for nearby but out-of-sight players is now handled in a more efficient manner, resulting in general performance improvements.
  • Similarly, when nearby but out-of-sight players equip or unequip items, this process is handled in a more efficient manner. This helps with performance and crashes throughout the game.
  • The inventory has been optimized, improving response time when opening it and solving some crashing issues.
  • Uninhabited boats and vehicles were causing some performance issues, and we've resolved this issue.

KNOWN ISSUE:

After long play sessions (three or more hours) on the standard Xbox One and the Xbox One S, the game sometimes crashes. This has been a problem for some time, and we hope to solve it soon. In the meantime, there's a simple workaround you can use. Simply restart the app every couple of hours if you plan on playing a longer play session.

TEST SERVER NEWS:

Soon we'll announce more details about our plans for additional testing on the Xbox Test Server. Stay tuned!

What do you think of today's changes? Make sure to drop into the comments with your thoughts.

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Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

4 Comments
  • Haven't played since about 4 months ago or so... How's stability? Still crashes or so?
  • Given that one of the "known problems" is crashing, I'd say that's still an issue. It still runs piss poor in comparison to nearly any other BR or online shooter. It's definitely better, more smooth, and with less input lag - but still definitely a Game Preview.
  • On the one X I rarely crash and I play daily. Other than that, my only issue is prop pop in if you're "too fast" to the ground.
  • I played this one that free weekend. I could t believe the state this game was in... April of 2018. Like do they only have 5 devs