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PUBG Corp detail matchmaking changes coming in next update

Published: 16/Jul/2019 15:09 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 15:55

by Paul Cot

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Despite being more than two years old now, PUBG Corp is showing few signs of slowing down development – they have now detailed how they will be changing matchmaking to improve user experience.

In a Dev Letter from July 16, PUBG explains providing the best battle royale experience for players is their top priority and that “matchmaking is crucial to this goal.” They then acknowledge that the matchmaking systems have fallen below expectations with some regions experiencing excessive wait times.

Matchmaking changes

As a result, there will be changes to the current matchmaking system coming at an as-yet-unannounced date but will be included in the next update. These changes are outlined as follows:

  • Map Select (Specific Regions)
    • Current system: Any map can be selected
    • Upcoming changes: FEATURED MAP and OTHER MAPS, or RANDOM MAP
  • Mode Select
    • Current system: Players must wait for the queue or leave the queue
    • Upcoming changes: Players will be offered to play Squad mode if a solo or duo match isn’t found in a set time
  • Region Select
    • Current system: Players are moved to another region if a lobby with the selected region cannot be found
    • Upcoming changes: Players will be offered the chance to change regions if a match isn’t found in a set time
  • Improved matchmaking system based on Network Latency
    • We’ll also be putting more ping restrictions in place to make sure that people with similar pings are playing together and therefore not ruining other players’ experience

PUBGPUBG are looking to streamline the matchmaking experience…

These changes will be welcomed by the PUBG community who have voiced concerns over matchmaking all throughout PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds life cycle.

While players like having the option to select a specific map, this isn’t viable when trying to keep matchmaking times to a minimum due to player count. Reducing the options in the form of a featured map and other maps won’t result in as many fragmented lobbies.

Less wait times

North American players know that finding a solo or duos game can sometimes take longer than it should. Players will now have the opportunity to continue waiting or alternatively jump into a squad game if they can’t wait for the action. 

The same will apply to specific regions whereby players can continue to wait for a match in their own region or jump into another.

PUBGYou will no longer be able to choose a specific map…

Players with low ping

In a lobby with 99 players, playing against people with poor connections is inevitable. However, PUBG’s new initiative where similar pings are matched up, will reward players with good connections as they will come up against fellow players with low pings.

PUBG concludes the letter by saying:” We know there isn’t a perfect solution out there, but believe these steps will enable the majority of players to get into games.” They will also be looking to further improve matchmaking based on user feedback going forward.

It is also worth noting that these changes won’t be on console, Xbox One, and PS4, until an update further down the line. Updates typically come to console a couple of months after the PC.

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PUBG Mobile 1.2 patch notes: Runic Power mode, Metro Exodus chapter, new FAMAS, more

Published: 12/Jan/2021 17:19

by James Busby

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PUBG Mobile is kicking off the new year with the 1.2 update, which brings plenty of new and exciting changes to the game. If you wish to get the lowdown on the Runic Power Mode, then be sure to check out the patch notes below.

PUBG Mobile has just rolled out its next big update which includes the new Runic Power Mode, which gives players special powers they can use to defeat the competition. There’s also the addition of the Metro Exodus collaboration and the new FAMAS Rifle. Aside from all the new content, there are also a number of bug fixes and other performance improvements. 

There’s certainly plenty of content for PUBG Mobile players to get stuck into, so make sure you read all the game’s latest patch notes below before queuing up for that next adrenaline-fueled match. 

PUBG patch 1.2 notes

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The Runic Power mode will let you live out your superhero dreams.

Runic Power mode 

PUBG Mobile’s latest game mode allows players to get access to special powers. Choose from three Runes, then collect Rune fragments, and use them to aid you in your fight to become the final winner on the battlefield. 

Runic Power gameplay 

  • Players will choose their Rune energy type on Spawn Island. You will need to choose to bring either the Flame Rune, Arctic Rune, or Wind Rune into the current match.
  • After selecting a rune, you will get 2 skills. The first skill summons an object, and the second skill gives you a boost. Using these skills consumes Rune energy.
  • Rune energy can be obtained in matches.

Rune Abilities

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These unique powers could give you the edge needed to grab a win.

Flame Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons a wheel of flame that rolls forward slowly, dealing burn damage to enemy players it touches.
  • Boost skill – Adds a burning effect to your Ammo for a short time.

Arctic Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons an ice wall. Each block of the ice wall can be destroyed separately. When the ice wall appears, it will lift up players or vehicles directly above them.
  • Boost skill – Adds a freezing effect to Ammo for a short time. Freezing reduces the effectiveness of healing.

Wind Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons a semi-transparent shield of wind that reduces the damage of bullets shot from outside the shield.
  • Boost skill – Increases your movement and reload speed.

New Firearm

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The FAMAS has an incredibly fast rate of fire.

FAMAS

  • A new assault rifle that uses 5.56mm Ammo. It can be loaded with 25 rounds, has the fastest Rate of Fire among rifles, and is outstanding in close range firefights.
  • The FAMAS can be equipped with a Muzzle (Rifles), Scope, and Mag (Rifles). There is no foregrip, but it comes with its own bipod that reduces recoil when shooting with it in a prone position.
  • Only appears in the Livik Classic Battle Royale map.

Power Armor Mode 

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This new high-tech Power Armor could be the key to success.

The new Power Armor mode launches in EvoGround on February 5. New high-tech Power Armor has been created on Livik. To create your own set of   Power Armor you must bring Nano Crystals and an Armor Blueprint to the Matrix Base. 

You will have 2 additional chances to respawn yourself or your teammates during a match. Matrix Events will also be available for you to participate in during each match.

Respawn

  • Teammates can be respawned at research stations. All players can respawn twice. You can choose to respawn yourself or your teammates during a match. Players respawn with basic equipment.

Power Armor

  • Power Armor Chest Piece: Reduces chest damage and increases backpack capacity.
  • Power Armor Arm Piece: Reduces arm damage and increases melee damage.
  • Power Armor Leg Piece: Reduces leg damage and fall damage. Gives a quick dash ability.
  • Assembling the full Power Armor set unlocks its ultimate weapon, the Dragon’s Breath Grenade.

Matrix Events

  • Matrix Event 1: Improved regional supply output.
  • Matrix Event 2: Multiple Matrix airdrops and significantly increased supplies in each airdrop.
  • Matrix Event 3: Life Detectors in research stations are activated and can be used to detect surrounding players.

Metro Royale: Honor Chapter

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Fans of the Metro series will want to take part in this event.
  • Metro Royale: Honor will be available after the game is updated. In keeping with the Season tradition, at the start of a new chapter, your rankings and inventory in Metro Royale will be reset. Fame and NPC Favorability, however, will be retained.
  • New rewards will be available in the latest chapter. Accumulate Honor to get voice packs, outfits, and other permanent rewards!
  • Added new weekly rankings, including Loot and Elimination Rankings.
  • Improved enemy AI from Steel Front and the Cobras to make them more intelligent and challenging.

Make sure you check out the rest of the patch notes on PUBG Mobile’s official site to see all the latest performance fixes.