[Updated: Patch Notes] New PUBG Xbox Patch to Introduce Analog Movement, Faster XB1X Detailed Texture Loading, Improved Overall World Loading & More
[Update July 31] Bluehole has released the patch notes for today's PUBG Xbox hotfix, which will go live at 1am PDT / July 31, 10am CEST.
[Original story] Developer Bluehole is planning to deploy a new PUBG Xbox patch which will introduce analog movement, faster loading of detailed textures on the Xbox One X, and more.
The developer announced the upcoming patch, which is slated for a release this week, in a new post on the official PUBG Xbox One forums. One of the biggest changes included via the hotfix is the addition of analog movement – a highly requested feature among Xbox players.
“Analog movement has been a popular request for a very long time and we’re very happy to announce that it will be patched next week with the hotfix”, community manager Oreoree wrote. “The current movement system resembles playing with a keyboard, where the character is only able to move in 8 directions. This restricted character movement freedom to only 45 degrees between each direction. With the introduction of analog movement, players will be able to move freely in 360 degrees with the left stick on the controller.”
Last week we already reported that Bluehole is looking to improve Xbox One X high quality texture rendering, and this upcoming hotfix seems to do just that. We’ve included some of the changes included with the patch down below:
Players are reporting continued instances of desync. We’re looking at all possible causes of this issue, including the technical side of our build. While we research, we’re planning on implementing a ping based matchmaking system so people with similar pings get matched with each other in an effort to reduce instances of desync. In addition, we strongly advise players to play on servers closest to their geographical location for better matchmaking and for better gameplay.
We’ve already discussed the upcoming analog movement addition, but we’d like to quickly go over a few of the other upcoming changes. We’ll provide more detail on these when we release the hotfix patch notes.
- Overall world loading and level streaming improvements.
- Detailed textures will load up faster on Xbox One X.
- Improved footstep sounds when on sand.
- Fixed a bug where loot boxes would not show after a player has died.
- Fixed crashes in certain situations.
- Optimized scoping.
PUBG is available now for Xbox One and PC. We'll keep you updated as soon as this new hotfix goes live.