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Bluehole finally acknowledge PUBG console problems and detail fixes

Published: 26/Apr/2019 14:32

by Paul Cot

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Ever since the disastrous PUBG console update from April 8, Bluehole have remained quiet about the issues it caused. That is until now, as the PUBG development have released a hotfix with the promise of further fixes to come soon.

Another hotfix

The latest hotfix is available now and addresses some of the issues currently plaguing PUBG.

Freezing/hitching

This hotfix apparently resolves the hitching and freezing issues. This has been happening at the beginning of matches, namely on Vikendi, whereby players screens would freeze for a period of up to a few seconds. Naturally, this often caused deaths and a lot of frustration!

FOXposureRendering issues have been an issue in PUBG console since launch…

Game crashing

Elsewhere, the game crashing issues weren’t mentioned. Whether this hotfix stops the game crashing, or even reduces it, remains to be seen.

Rendering

Another constant issue has been world rendering. Buildings have remained in their “play-doh” state even long after landing. This means buildings and therefore loot are inaccessible.

There is no fix for this within this particular update but the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds development team have stated they have a solution. They intend to implement this sometime during May.

Map selection

With Vikendi being the newest map, it has remained the featured map since its inception. However, with its particularly poor rendering issues this has now been changed.

The featured map is now Sanhok, which arguably performs best of all the maps on Xbox One and PS4. This will switch to Erangel once the loot balance changes have been added to console.

Each map can’t be given its own playlist as this would result in excessive match waiting times. The player count simply isn’t there to support such fragmented match options.

PUBGVikendi has been the featured map since it launched…

Same old story

This has been a reoccurring theme for PUBG on console ever since its release. Performance isn’t up to par, an update is released in an attempt to improve which only causes more issues.

The same headline could have been written in any month since PUBG came to console. Consequently, PUBG players on the PS4 and more so the Xbox One, are becoming tired of these issues.

While the performance of PUBG on console is unacceptable, especially when crashes are prevalent, the issues appear to be a complex fix.

Speculated poor net code along with the game being designed for PC has likely been a big reason behind these issues. The fact Bluehole have been unable to reverse the latest update from nearly three weeks ago shows how complicated it is.

While this isn’t a defense of the product, the developers may well be limited by the console and code bottle neck. It should also be noted that communication from the community managers is overall very helpful.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.