Though millions of folks around the world enjoy PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, few will say the game is flawless. Despite finally seeing an official release late last year, PUBG continues to have problems. The game is plagued by bugs, glitches, server issues, and more. The PUBG team is fully aware of this and is constantly doing its best to provide a smoother gameplay experience to its users. To further this, the developers are considering adding region-locked servers. This (they hope) will iron out some of the kinks present in the hit title.
“We are always working towards improving the gameplay environment,” said The PUBG Development & Community Team in a Steam Community post. “This includes providing stable network experience for our players. You all know that we have implemented ping based matchmaking system that has shown great results, but we didn’t want to stop there.
“One of the solutions we are considering is operating servers so that only those players who reside in that region can connect and play. These servers will be made invisible to players residing in other regions. But, at the same time, if a player in an exclusive server region forms a team with a player from another region, they can connect to and play on any of the servers available to either of them.”
This part of today’s post ended with the team saying: “Through this new approach we are aiming to provide a better gameplay experience as it will improve network issues and help with linguistic barriers. We are going to run a limited test of this approach as more detailed research, and analysis should come before global application. After the updates made to this test build are proven to be stable, they will be applied to the live servers. We will announce the timeline for the live server update soon.”
Today’s post also details the new weapon skins system. These skins can be obtained through the paid-for Triumph crate, which is unlocked with a Weapon Cosmetic Key. Alternatively, players can get the new skins via the free-of-charge Raider crate. The weapon skins menu itself has been upgraded with a new UI. You can check out all of the details about weapons skins and the updated crate drop rates at the aforementioned Steam Community post.
Having global servers is certainly appealing in PUBG or in any game. However, if they are indeed a reason for some of the game’s problems, then perhaps creating region-locked servers is the best course of action. Over 30 million people own the battle royale multiplayer game, so it’s unlikely having locked servers will make it harder to find matches. PUBG is still insanely popular, but titles like Fortnite are giving it a run for its money. Hopefully, creating a more stable playing environment will give PUBG the competitive edge needed to stay ahead of its rivals.
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