Something something patience is a virtue and better late than never and Sanhok wasn’t built in a day, and also definitely, probably nothing whatsoever to do with Fortnite totally dominating the battle royale scene while PUBG players can’t even load the lobby screen and a lot of bad reviews on Steam, but… okay? It’s time to fix PUBG, you guys, and this time it’s for real.
Announcing its new “FIX PUBG” campaign, PUBG studio PUBG Corp has committed to, you know, fix the game. And you know they mean it because it’s in all-caps and there’s a dedicated website and everything.
“Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed,” the intro blurb explains. “So we think it’s time to do something about it. ‘FIX PUBG’ is a months-long campaign to deliver the changes and improvements that you’ve been asking for.”
An update dropped this morning for the PC and Xbox One versions of the game includes fixes for 37 of the 100 issues identified in the list, from banal problems with geometry and awkward animation, to much more esoteric predicaments like “player spectating their killer is sometimes able to voice chat with a once-alive teammate that reconnects after having been eliminated”.
Apparently a fix for “seeing headless characters when using healing items in FPP mode in prone position or when boarding a vehicle” is still in progress, and how is that even a thing. Game development is complicated.