Can The ‘Fix PUBG’ Campaign Bring It Back To Limelight?
A community campaign recently surfaced over the internet where players demanded fixes for PUBG. Now, the PUBG Corporation is backing it up by starting an initiative of themselves named “Fix PUBG”
This campaign would focus on destroying bugs and provide the much needed quality-of-life features and take the game to another level. This would be done by shipping fundamental improvements to the performance. According to the developers, this is about time they do something about it.
"Fix the Game."
This is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot lately. So today, we’re announcing a new campaign entirely focused on addressing bugs, quality-of-life improvements, and fundamental performance improvements.
— PUBG (@PUBG) August 8, 2018
This announcement comes alongside a huge update for the game on both PC and Xbox platforms. This update follows a roadmap provided on the fix.pubg.com page.
This road map has a list of more than a 100 things that the team plans on fixing. As per the latest update, 37 of these issues have been fixed which includes weapon holding bugs, seeing headless characters and many other awful bugs.
Alongside this, the devs are also greatly concerned about the game’s optimization and apart from acknowledging the problem, they are planning to fix it on both server and client side. This would include data load times, frame rate issues and server tick rates to name a few.
And while the campaign and seems like a good initiative going forward, is it really enough? As soon as players had their hands on PUBG, Fortnite emerged and took over the gaming world by storm. The cartoonic battle royale didn’t take much time winning over PUBG and is the most played and loved game as we speak.
Keeping this in mind, trying to fix PUBG now seems like a far cry from the devs now that competing with Fortnite doesn’t seem possible. Even completely fixing the game won’t have players coming back to the game. All while Fortnite is constantly bringing in new content to the game and keeping it exciting for players.
We hope for the best and wish PUBG reclaims its charm that it started with the release of the Battle Royale concept. The Fix PUBG initiative if done right along with adding new and exciting things to the game might be the only way PUBG stays relevant.