PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One Update Adds New Controller Option and More

Patch notes for the latest update coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One reveal a new controller preset as well as other changes.

on January 14, 2018 2:54 PM

In a posting to the official PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds forum, players can get an early look at some patch notes for an upcoming update to the Xbox One version of the game.

The most notable change coming in the next update is a new controller preset in the options menu. With this new preset you’ll be able to use left trigger (LT) to aim down the sight of your weapon and left bumper (LB) to aim down the sight from a third-person perspective. Other changes are coming to gameplay as well as bug fixes and further optimization.

First, pistols have now been removed from the Y button’s weapon rotation and are now grouped together with melee weapons. Players will now be able to quickly equip pistols by hitting up on the D-pad. Also, there will be continued improvements to player rubber banding as well as enhanced server performance when parachuting. Last but not least, there will be some minor bug fixes. You can read the patch notes in greater detail by going right here.

The team also mentioned some other issues that’ll be addressed in the next patch like dropped objects causing players to switch weapons, as well as problems players have faced when switching grenade types. Earlier this week, it was revealed that over three million players had played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds through the end of 2017.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available right now on PC and Xbox One.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.