Krafton is engaged on extra anti-cheat updates for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – technically now known as PUBG: Battlegrounds, however, y’know, previous habits die laborious. The newest tweaks are being trialled on the take a look at server for the battle royale sport’s 16.1 update, in order that they may very well be out quickly sufficient.
The anti-cheat update targets a “generally reported cheat software program” known as ESP that enables customers to see different gamers’ places. “To stop potential points reminiscent of enemy actions showing awkward from afar to severely shaking character animations to spectating from underwater from occurring, the loss of life cam and replay options on this update’s take a look at server can be disabled,” the devs clarify. “Once this resolution is concluded to be steady and protected to make use of, we are going to talk about implementing them to the reside server.”
PUBG is additionally getting some respectable adjustments to weapon balancing. The devs have observed that the Beryl M762 and the SLR have turn into in style, although they don’t wish to “stress” gamers out extra by “nerfing well-used weapons”, in order that they’re going to buff less-used ones as a substitute. The M416’s stats are coming again up, and the Mk12 is being buffed, too.
As for SMGs and shotguns, the devs are conscious of fan suggestions, although they want extra time to gather suggestions and information earlier than bringing “more healthy stability” adjustments to the sport for these.
If you’d prefer to learn the patch notes in full, you will discover them on the hyperlink.
PUBG went free-to-play earlier this yr, naturally resulting in a participant rely resurgence. While Mr PUBG, Brendan Greene, has left the corporate, he’s definitely holding busy along with his subsequent mission. He just lately confirmed off a tech demo for his new sport, teasing “planet-sized worlds”.