PUBG PC 1.0 Update #3 Live Now
Ever since Bluehole Studios officially launched PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on the PC, the game has been receiving a ton of new updates. With newer content and bug fixes rolling in on a regular basis, the developers have come up with yet another update for PUBG. PC 1.0 Update #3 is now available on the game’s live servers.
PC players, the server maintenance is now over. Please note that some leaderboards are not available at this time as they are still updating. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) January 25, 2018
The developers had been working on optimizing and fixing the server side of the game. But, with Update #2 dedicated towards optimizations, Bluehole Studios now looks to further boost the servers by adding in multiple starting locations. According to the developers, a single starting location for all of the players puts a lot of impact on the servers.
“In the current patch, we are spreading out the pre-match starting locations. Previously, all the players would spawn together at the same location awaiting the start of the match. Lots of interaction among multiple players in such a small area had a high impact on the servers.” – Bluehole Studios Announcement
Hence, with PC 1.0 Update #3, Bluehole Studios is adding in multiple starting locations, allowing the servers to take a bit of a break. As a result, those of you who have been experiencing FPS drops, lag spikes, and other related issues during the initial stages of the game. There is a high chance; after this update, things will be better.
Furthermore, with more reports regarding hackers and cheaters in PUBG rolling in, the developers are implementing a brand new security system. Hopefully, this system will work out for the better, and we will get to see PUBG in a new light.
For more information on PUBG PC 1.0 Update #3, check out the official patch notes below:
- Introduced multiple pre-match starting areas on both maps in order to optimize the server and game client performance
- Removed weapons on starting island before the match start
- Applied new Russian, Japanese and Chinese (simplified/traditional) fonts
- Fixed the issue where players were able to slide-jump from prone
On a side note, if you are still experiencing lag issues in PUBG, even after the Update #3, then I would advise you to head on over to Kill Ping’s PUBG lag fix guide. Hopefully, these workarounds will help you get rid of that lag.
Comment below and let us know what you think Bluehole Studios and its approach to fixing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.