Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Science | By Cecil Little

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets new crates and ping-based matchmaking

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets new crates and ping-based matchmaking

The measure, which blocks cheating or helper programs, went live earlier this month after seeing delays of its own.

"In March", explains the blog, "the team will reveal what you can expect from us in the first half of 2018 in terms of our development and new content plans which, by the way, include a new map". PUBG Corp also say that matchmaking will now be divided depending on ping, meaning users with lower pings will be prioritised during matchmaking. This will replace the previously announced plans to introduce a maximum ping limit.

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PUBG is a bit lacking in the cosmetics department in some ways, so this snazzy new selection of clothing should spice up your experience in the game considerably. The crates should also take some of the sting off the news that mobile versions of PUBG, developed as part of a partnership between Bluehole and Tencent, offer Chinese fans a larger assortment of personalization options.

Upcoming content to battle royale behemoth Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has been delayed as developer PUBG Corp puts effort into stopping cheaters. The goal is to improve overall play experience for the community "by splitting the matching pool rather than by restricting connection depending on ping".

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In a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds update, vehicles have been nerfed, and various improvements and bug fixes have been made. According to EuroGamer, more than a million players were banned this past January. Preparations are underway to test this method in some regions, with first trials planned to start this week.

As EuroGamer also explains, Bluehole actually gave a hint about the new map's location past year. "Specific dates will be shared when ready". Hopefully, the anti-cheating measures do their job and PUBG's devs can concentrate on giving us what we really want: moar ways to win chicken dinners pls.

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