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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds receives first Xbox One patch

Earlier this month PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) made its Xbox One debut, following months of record-breaking success over on PC. Released via "Game Preview," Microsoft's dedicated program for releasing in-progress games across its platforms, the game aimed to capture the magic of its PC version with a controller. And while reception has been mixed out of the gate, future updates are expected to bring significant improvements to the experience.

One week after launch, PUBG has now received its first patch on Xbox One, delivering a range of fixes and tweaks to the existing experience. While mostly minor changes, these set out to add refinements and improved consistency to the existing Xbox version. Upon starting PUBG for Xbox One, players will now be prompted for 4.71 GB mandatory update.

The changes with this update are far from major – no new content has been added, with only some small changes to existing features. The update does remove support for keyboards, which was discovered shortly after launch, and general fixes several console-specific bugs. The update changelog also mentions "visual and performance improvements," though, after some brief testing, these aren't noticeable.

Here's a look at the full changelog, as seen on the PUBG forums.

This patch will be live at 1AM PST / 10AM CET / 6PM KST. Please restart your Xbox after the patch goes live to get the update.

Here are the first of many Xbox-focused patch notes to come:

Gameplay

  • Gas can now be used while on bike or bike with sidecar

UI/UX

  • Equipment icons on HUD will now be visible
  • Player icon is now more clearly visible on the world map
  • UI prompts now appear when reload and enter a vehicle options are present

Character

  • Tweaked hair color options

Animation

  • Cleaned up sidecar passenger animations in first person view
  • Fixed player camera issues while a passenger on the backseat of a >- >- Buggy
  • Addressed arm animations specific to holding some weapons
  • Character now correctly faces the proper direction when stopping while swimming

Others

  • First pass visual and performance improvements
  • Slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S
  • Localization updates for Vietnamese, Spanish,(Spain/Mexico)
  • Controls on motorcycle no longer inverted
  • Keyboard functionality is disabled

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances of player nametags not properly displaying in the lobby during Squad and Duo play
  • Fixed minor animation while crouching and prone
  • Fixed issues where curtains on windows block line of sight of players in the TPP mode
  • Fixed an issue where when Squad leader left the party, voice chat ceased to function as intended
  • Fixed issue where players could lean out of vehicles even when obstructed
  • Fixed collision of cardboard boxes in Yasnaya city
  • Fixed typo in the controller guide
  • Other minor fixes

What do you think of today's changes? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games 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.

9 Comments
  • good fixes. just keep hammering on the performance part next to all else and game will be solid.
  • Feels more consistent on One X. Not a higher frame rate just steadier during the main part of the game.
  • did u do the Turn off game DVR and capture? i know its a decision u have to make if u use it a lot but it does improve fps and loading. and somehow the seeing distance is better.
  • I've done that and I honestly see no difference at all. At least not since this patch.
  • for the X it was a minor but noticeable improvement doing that compared to the OG xbox where it still is a major difference. just after playing it again on the X, it looks like the patch took that over now.. which is good.
  • i heard if you play on lower xbox the worse pop-in draw distance performance lets you see people that should be hidden by grass and gives you an advantage.
  • I'll be picking this game up soon. I was waiting a few to get some ofb the performance issues ironed out.
  • Let's hope frame rate and stability issues are main feature of next update and a general tidying up. I realise it's a game preview but as a much needed (timed) exclusive it's embarrassing and probably should have been held back a month or so and launched in a more consistently playable version.
  • Still has a way to go before it gets my thumbs up. I'm on the X and PUBG graphics are still muddy and pop in late, performance still lags, still rubberbands, and still doesnt consistently hold at 30fps. So much for my dreams of this playing at 60fps...