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Shroud explains how PUBG can fix its “clunky” movement system

Published: 8/Jun/2019 14:56 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 15:14

by Marcus Banks

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Former CS:GO professional Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has given his thoughts on PlayerUnknown’s Battleground’s latest Erangel update, in particular explaining how their movement system needs to be improved.

Released in March 2017, fans of the battle royale game have been begging developers to remaster their first-ever map, as improvements in hardware have left it far behind their latest additions.

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Finally, the developers revealed that the iconic map would be updated with players able to test out the changes on the PUBG Steam Test Server this weekend, June 8-9, across all platforms.

PUBGErangel was the first map ever released by PUBG.

Shroud explains the problem with PUBG’s movement

Twitch star shroud, who is known for his extraordinary aim which makes him almost unstoppable at times while playing PUBG, reviewed the map alterations with his chat.

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The Canadian highlighted the game’s current movement system as the biggest problem the developer currently faces, labelling it as “clunky”, especially when attempting to vault boxes or ledges.

“Their vaulting needs to be fucking cranked up or something,” he said. “You could quickly vault instead of going through the process [of jumping]. It shouldn’t have to feel so clunky.

“This game could use some movement air strafe. The game would be so sick,” shroud continued, “It would be so sick if you could actually turn while in the air.”

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This type of movement, also known as ‘strafe jumping’, is best known from CS:GO, and is a product of Valve’s source engine.

Rival battle royale game, Apex Legends, has been widely praised for its movement system which allows players to effortlessly move around the map and shroud feels that PUBG should adopt a similar movement mechanic. Apex Legends also runs on the Source engine.

Feedback from the weekend’s test event is likely to be taken on board by Bluehole who can make further adjustments to the map before its official release in Season 4. Whether they make any changes to movement though, is less likely. 

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PUBG’s ‘clunky’ clambering and jumping system has been a feature since launch, despite the many complaints about it, and long time players, particularly professionals, would probably rather such a drastic change is avoided.

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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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