PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will soon get a server that will limit players to first-person mode, presenting a tougher challenge for hardcore gamers.
Nobody can doubt the popularity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as the PC title's unique Battle Royale structure has captivated millions of gamers all over the world even while in Steam's Early Access program. That has not stopped the development team from continuing to improve the title, though, with the addition of the first-person only server just one of many examples.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds First-Person Only Servers Coming Soon
In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, players are allowed to freely switch between third-person view and first-person view. The third-person view allows players to have a better look of their surroundings and check around corners for possible danger, while the first-person view is often used for engaging against enemies for better accuracy.
A tweet by PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, revealed that first-person only servers will be coming to the game in its next monthly update. The servers will be initially rolled out for North America and Europe solo and duo games, and once the system is ready, it will be released to other regions.
When limited to first-person view, the already-challenging PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will further ramp up in difficulty, with more tension to fill each match as it becomes much harder for players to see if there are enemies around. In addition, playing entirely in first-person view is more realistic, which will work very well for a game that pits 100 players against each other until a lone survivor stands victorious.
Players who do not want the challenge, however, can simply choose not to join the first-person only servers, as they will be entirely optional.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Full Release Date
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has accumulated a massive following ever since it was added to Steam's Early Access program in March. The game sold 2 million copies just five weeks after arriving on Steam, with that figure now having breached the 4 million mark.
The development team initially planned to launch the full version PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds within six months after it was added to Steam's Early Access program, so players expected the final release by September.
However, Greene recently revealed that the development team has decided to push back the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release to before the end of this year's fourth quarter.
The delay in the full version of the game will likely not diminish its popularity, as updates and new features such as first-person only servers, a zombie mode, and new maps will keep players hooked on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.