PlayerUnknown's Battleground or PUBG has a new update available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Update 1.44 is small but quite significant as it addressed some of the issues that were still left from last April's massive Season 7 patch.
PUBG Update 1.44
In a report by Newsweek, the patch notes included fixes for BRDM exploits as well as see-through buildings.
Here are the patch notes courtesy of the news outlet and the PUBG Corp blog post:
- Fixed the problem where a player can enter a BRDM while firing on full auto and still keep on firing without exposing their body.
- Fixed the problem where a building in Vikendi is shown incorrectly on the mini-map.
- Fixed an issue when using the "Skol-Kar98k" skin wherein the ammunition count is not displayed correctly while reloading.
- Fixed a bug that causes incorrect display of the left wrist when equipping the Panzerfaust.
- Fixed a bug that makes some of the buildings in Miramar completely see-through.
- Fixed the problem wherein players can't correctly switch between players when they are spectating in the solo mode.
Fixing Bugs from April's Big Update
Instead of a full-blown update, the new patch is merely a hotfix, so besides the issues listed above, PUBG players won't be able to see anything different from the items, skins, maps, or modes as with massive patches.
Nevertheless, the issues that this update 1.44 brought is significant for the players who are on both PS4 and Xbox One, especially with see-through buildings and continuous firing that could be advantageous to some players.
In addition, spectating is now a lot more comfortable and easier as fans can finally spectate and learn from different players without the awful bug that the previous massive update brought.
It did take a couple of weeks for the team behind PlayerUnknown's Battleground to roll out the fixes from the previous update, but it is welcome, nonetheless.
The Addition of Bots for Season 7
As a recap, the PUBG Season 7 update that happened last April included a new Survivor Pass known as Cold Front that allowed players to acquire new cosmetics, Vikendi's return with updated landmarks and some slight changes to the season, the addition of the new weapon called Mosin-Nagant, and M249 balance changes, among others.
However, the addition of the bots in the game for both PS4 and Xbox One brought some controversy, as per Eurogamer in a past report.
Although the developers assured gamers that the bots would be used sparingly, many are not happy with the introduction of these bots, even though they give off some cool loot.
Among the reasons why people aren't happy with the bots is that sometimes their behavior is silly and kills the vibe of the game.
There is also the issue of losing the excitement, knowing that players are up against computers instead of real human beings that have strategies and different ways of playing the game.
However, the developers guaranteed that they have programmed the robots well and that they aim to keep the matches populated despite the widening skill gap between new PUBG players and those who have been playing for quite some time.