The team behind realism-focused Battle Royale title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have launched a campaign to ‘fix the game’.
Fix PUBG’ is a campaign spearheaded by the developers to remedy community furore over the instability of PUBG.
On the landing page, the team admit that “‘Fix The Game’ is a phrase that we’ve been hearing a lot lately.”
“Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential.”
The campaign starts now and will run to October, with the team following a roadmap to fix the most blatant problems with PUBG.
One of the main focal points of the campaign is improving the netcode of the game to fix frustrating server-side lag and subsequent player deaths.
Anti-cheat is also top of the list, with PUBG Corp cracking down on cheaters with legal action and a “combined anti-cheat solution.”
Cheating is clearly one of PUBG’s major issues and serves as one of the key reasons why the title now sits at ‘Mostly Negative’ reviews on its Steam page.
As well as the most crucial problems, the developers are using the campaign to reach version 1.0 on Xbox and improve client-side performance, providing players across a range of systems with improved FPS and graphical fidelity.
Known bugs submitted by the community are also being fixed, with some already completed and coming to the game with the next update.
It’s great to see such transparency from the developers, especially in addressing a number of crucial problems that they have been criticised for in the past.
Hopefully, this campaign will mitigate the poor sentiment surrounding the game’s priorities.