PUBG Xbox One X Downgrade Patch Inbound; Bluehole Looking Into XB1X Graphics and Performance Modes
Microsoft and Bluehole will be deploying a PUBG Xbox One X downgrade patch tomorrow to increase the game’s performance on Microsoft’s enhanced Xbox One console, and the development team appears to be looking into various Xbox One X rendering modes.
We already wrote on the framerate issues on the Xbox One X, and Bluehole confirmed that the team is looking to address these issues. On the official PUBG forums, community coordinator Oreoree now writes that this ‘fix’ will come in the form of a downgrade patch for Xbox One X users.
The update will be rolled out tomorrow, and will tone down graphical settings on the X, including shadowing and reflection settings. ‘Oreoree’ notes that the game’s resolution and textures will remain the same. “The resolution and textures will remain the same”, he wrote. “We wanted to maintain the quality in overall visuals, so to minimize the difference, we only reduced very specific detailed graphics options like shadowing and reflection.”
We’ve included the included Xbox One X downgrades down below:
Shadow Quality (Both Dynamic/Static) lowered
◦ Turn off Motion Blur
◦ Decrease quality of Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
◦ Turn off Depth of Field
◦ Turn off Lens Flare
◦ Decrease Eyes Adaption Quality
This is the time it takes for your eyes to adapt to the dark when you go from a bright to dark place.
◦ Turn off Screen Space Reflection (SSR)
This is the reflection from windows and such.
◦ Turn off Refraction
This is refracted light.
◦ Turn off Subsurface Scattering (SSS)
This is when there is light inside an object to make it look more real.
◦ Turn off Particle Light
This is dynamic light from different effects such as explosions.
◦ Lower the number of particles created
We;ve included some graphic comparison screenshots below:
The downgrade is a temporary solution until Bluehole finds a way to improve performance on the Xbox One X without lowering graphical options. “We know that there are some Xbox One X players who are not experiencing any framerate problems”, the community coordinator wrote. “However, these graphical changes will affect everyone who plays on the Xbox One X and we apologize for that as we know that this is a downgrade in graphics. This is only a temporary fix, and we wanted to get this out as soon as possible in order to help those experiencing performance issues. “
In addition to the above, it appears that Bluehole is also working on an option to pick between performance and graphical quality on the Xbox One X.
“We are also working on a long term solution for Xbox One X that we intend on implementing in the future that will cater to two different audiences: those who prefer better graphics and those who prefer better performance and don’t mind sacrificing some graphical quality. We currently do not have many details to share, but will provide updates on this as soon as we’re able to. “
We’ll update as soon as we learn more about PUBG on Xbox One. PUBG is available now globally for Xbox One and PC.