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Battlegrounds update: low-end PC performance improved

PUBG's new update has performance improvements for low-end PCs, and so much more
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The latest update for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is here, at least for those on the PTR servers, that has improved performance for low-end PCs, and a bunch of other stuff going on.

 

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Bluehole has improved foggy weather conditions, better sky visuals in pre-existing weather effects, an improved UI and better shadows, and so much more. The new September update has a lot going on:

 

Client Optimization

 

  • Optimized shadows
  • Improved performance on low-end PCs by optimizing buildings
  • Optimized client and server performance when there are multiple vehicles in a close vicinity
  • Optimized UI

 

World

 

  • Added Foggy weather o The foggy weather effect will hinder player sight on the map. This weather effect has a low probability to occur o In order to test the weather effect, the foggy weather will have a higher chance to occur during test server gameplay, but will be reduced for Live servers
  • Enhanced graphics of the sky in pre-existing weather effects
  • Added a new town, East of Stalber

 

UI/UX

 

  • Added new Option to change Cross-hair color
  • Added new Double Tap feature in control options for leaning (Default keys set to Q and E)
  • Added new option to improve the visual effect of going from free look back to character's line of sight
  • Added new key binds when using Consumables
  • Teammates' names are now representative of their current postures (IE Standing, Crouching, Prone, etc)
  • Added new key bind to mark your current position on the map (Default key set to Insert)
  • Added a new key bind to center the map around the character's current position (Default key set to Space)
  • Added a new key bind to use the Consumables in the order of Med Kit, First Aid Kit, and Bandage (Default key set to "-")
  • Added a new feature to reset the zeroing distance using Mouse wheel click
  • Adjusted the position of the Report window

 

New Item

 

  • Added a new weapon, the Mini-14. The Mini-14 is a lightweight and compact 5.56 semi-automatic marksman rifle o The weapon uses sniper rifle attachments for both the muzzle and magazine slots, and can take any type of optic sight o This weapon has lower damage stats than other DMR's, which is compensated by very high muzzle velocity and low bullet drop

 

Gameplay

 

  • Distance at which shadows are rendered are now synchronized across all graphics settings to ensure fair play
  • Characters who are knocked out while underwater will now have a breath gauge as well as take additional damage over time
  • Adjusted the balance of several weapons: o Increased the Crossbow reload speed by 35% o Tommy gun has been removed from Care Packages and become a world spawn. It now supports attachments such as the Silencer, Vertical Foregrip, and Magazines o Horizontal recoil scale has been clamped for greater consistency for weapons with high horizontal recoils
  • You may now holster grenades by switching to another weapon or unarmed state unless the grenades have already been cooked
  • The firing mode of weapons will now remain consistent with the firing mode that was selected, after dropping a weapon and picking it back up again
  • Adjusted the collision damage of Motorcycles

 

Actions

 

  • Recoil animations are updated for all weapons
  • Adjusted animations and balance of throwables o Decreased fuse time of the Flash Grenade to 2.5 seconds o Increased the lethal and injury ranges of the Frag Grenade o Improved the animation for throwing grenades to allow for increased speeds and more accurate trajectories, but decreased visual trajectory distance of throwables o Cooking of grenades is now manual (Default key set to R) o You may now toggle the throwing mode between overhead and roll (Default key set to Right Mouse Click) o The movement speed of a character affects the trajectory of throwables
  • Improved leaning animation; leaning on the left side to expose less of the body
  • Sprinting will no longer prevent regeneration of breath gauge and will stop leaning state automatically
  • You may change your stance while reloading without cancelling the reload

 

Sounds

 

  • Added new sounds when using Consumables
  • Adjusted the audible ranges of reloading and window breaking
  • Added a new sound for collisions between vehicles and characters
  • Added new sound for the animation of removing the grenade safety pin

 

Bug Fixes

 

  • Characters that fall or glitch underneath the map will now be reset to the ground automatically
  • Fixed a bug where FOV slider value would be improperly set inside of vehicles in FPP mode, regardless of FOV slider setting
  • Fixed a bug resulting in clients freezing when changing controls in the options
  • Corrected the descriptions of certain weapon attachments
  • Fixed animation bugs of other characters after reconnecting to a game
  • Fixed several bugs related to the Spectator mode
  • Fixed a bug of the breath gauge appearing at zero at the start of the game
  • Reloading will now cancel if a character loots an item with Right Click during reload
  • Fixed a bug with the honking sound remaining persistent when opening the map or performing other actions while honking
  • You may no longer set different features on a single key bind in the Options
  • Fixed a graphic bug of the Magazine position on the weapon in the Inventory screen when switching to a different weapon

 

Others

 

  • Revised the BP methodology to prevent BP farming and idle users from gaining BP
  • Added FPP Leaderboard for all regions with FPP
  • NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights™ now works on Window 7 and Window 8 (However, if Windows Aero is disabled it may not work)

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