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PUBG Xbox One Update 13 LIVE – May 2nd Full Patch Notes

Published: 2/May/2018 18:40 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:07

by Calum Patterson

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A new patch update is rolling out to all Xbox One consoles for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, with a range of important tweaks and updates.

There is also set to be an update for PC, which will go live later, but this is now the thirteenth large patch for the console version of the popular battle royale game.

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The main focus for this patch is on issues around server stability and loading times, as the developers are still aiming to create a much smoother experience for console players.

There has also been an update to player inventories, making the whole system more responsive and eliminating lag between when you press the button and the change occurs in game.

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Unfortunately, this update does not bring with it the game’s desert map “Miramar” to the full game.

It was tested in April, but according to the today’s patch notes, the team are still working on having the map ready soon.

The Miramar map is still not public in Xbox PUBG

Full Patch Notes – PUBG Xbox One Update 13

Since we recently verified some optimization and performance improvements on the recently launched on the Test Server, we’re now ready to bring these over to the live server.

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PATCH TIMING:

May 2, 1am PDT / May 2, 10am CEST / May 2, 5pm KST

PATCH CONTENT:

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These optimization and performance improvements have been proven to be effective on the PUBG test server, so we’re bringing them over to live servers now.

·       The free-fall and parachuting process has been optimized, leading to performance improvements during the initial stages of each game.

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·       World loading has been optimized. “Play-doh” and interior prop pop-in effects have been improved.

·       Movement data for nearby but out-of-sight players is now handled in a more efficient manner, resulting in general performance improvements.

·       Similarly, when nearby but out-of-sight players equip or unequip items, this process is handled in a more efficient manner. This helps with performance and crashes throughout the game.

·       The inventory has been optimized, improving response time when opening it and solving some crashing issues.

·       Uninhabited boats and vehicles were causing some performance issues, and we’ve resolved this issue.

KNOWN ISSUE:

After long play sessions (three or more hours) on the standard Xbox One and the Xbox One S, the game sometimes crashes. This has been a problem for some time, and we hope to solve it soon. In the meantime, there’s a simple workaround you can use. Simply restart the app every couple of hours if you plan on playing a longer play session.

TEST SERVER NEWS:

Soon we’ll announce more details about our plans for additional testing on the Xbox Test Server. Stay tuned!

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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