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PUBG 2018 Roadmap Update

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, otherwise known as PUBG, has finally left beta phase last December 2017, and added a second map and instant replay feature to the 1.0 version of the game. PUBG also came to the Xbox One platform on the same month. Since the release of version 1.0, game developer Bluehole has introduced various quality of life improvements to the game, such as different spawn locations to offset server load and better ways to report hackers.

Game creator Brendan Greene has recently published the game’s 2018 roadmap, promising a much more aesthetically realistic and stable gameplay experience with major updates set to deploy every two months.

Bluehole has announced that it will be implementing an Experimental Test Server which will serve as a test bed for new features before it will be introduced to the actual game. A new small 4×4 map will be added to the game, allowing for faster matches with greatly increased player desnity, with an 8X8 map slated to release later this year. Additionally, a new emote system will be first launched on the test server, with a variety of animations soon to be available.

No details have been revealed about new game modes coming to the game, but Brendan Greene has mentioned that the team is indeed working on them. New vehicles and weapon attachments are also in the works. Quality of life improvements to the buddy list, new achievements, and squad voice chat in the main menu will also be implemented.

Bluehole intends to continue optimizing its servers to make PUBG a smoother experience for all players. “We are continuing our daily work to combat cheaters, improve server stability, and further optimize our servers and clients. It is impossible to solve these problems once and for all, but our goal is to continuously improve in this regard,” stated Greene in his roadmap update post.

The developers have also expressed their intentions toward making PUBG a full-fledged eSport title, while acknowledging the fact that they still have a long way to go to where they want the game to be in terms of the eSports scene.

The competition between Battle Royale giants Fortnite: Battle Royale and PUBG is heating up, with Fortnite appearing to be pulling ahead after reportedly serving 10 million players two weeks after the game launched in the past year.