PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One Gets Update #13; Includes Optimization Improvements and More

Update #13 has arrived for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One, with the latest update largely focusing on performance enhancements for the game.

on May 2, 2018 12:19 PM

With its launch on the Game Preview Program last December, millions of Xbox One owners have had the chance to experience the battle royale for themselves in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and now the game’s next update has arrived to provide a few changes and to streamline the experience.

Developer PUBG Corps has revealed that Update #13 is arriving today for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, with the update itself focusing primarily on performance updates and optimization for the game on Xbox One.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android. For a full breakdown of the game’s latest update, you can read the full patch notes below:

PATCH TIMING:

May 2, 1am PDT / May 2, 10am CEST / May 2, 5pm KST

PATCH CONTENT:

These optimization and performance improvements have been proven to be effective on the PUBG test server, so we’re bringing them over to live servers now.

  • The free-fall and parachuting process has been optimized, leading to performance improvements during the initial stages of each game.

  • World loading has been optimized. “Play-doh” and interior prop pop-in effects have been improved.

  • Movement data for nearby but out-of-sight players is now handled in a more efficient manner, resulting in general performance improvements.

  • Similarly, when nearby but out-of-sight players equip or unequip items, this process is handled in a more efficient manner. This helps with performance and crashes throughout the game.

  • The inventory has been optimized, improving response time when opening it and solving some crashing issues.

  • Uninhabited boats and vehicles were causing some performance issues, and we’ve resolved this issue.

KNOWN ISSUE:

After long play sessions (three or more hours) on the standard Xbox One and the Xbox One S, the game sometimes crashes. This has been a problem for some time, and we hope to solve it soon. In the meantime, there’s a simple workaround you can use. Simply restart the app every couple of hours if you plan on playing a longer play session.

TEST SERVER NEWS:

Soon we’ll announce more details about our plans for additional testing on the Xbox Test Server. Stay tuned!

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