Attack of the Fanboy

PUBG Developer Can’t Fix Cheating, Can Make New Crates

by C.J. Keller


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ developers are having an awful time in attempting to curb the cheating epidemic in the PC version of the game.  They’ve introduced numerous updates to stop cheaters in PUBG, but none of it seems to be working.  Regardless, that’s not stopping them from pumping out new cosmetic skins that are unlockable in new premium and free crates for the game.

A recent post by the developers explains that they are now implementing an “experimental” method that will focus on ping limits to improve the game.  Apparently this method involves splitting the matchmaking pool depending on ping.  What this means is that for players will low pings, they will be prioritized above others.  The developers anticipate that this method will provide a much better experience for all.

The most recent note to players re-touches on where development for PUBG is at the current moment and it sounds like most of the resources are going towards improving the experience for players and stopping cheating.  They tease that they’ve got some new features and “exciting things” that they want to share, but apparently the player base will need to wait until March to hear what they’ll be looking forward to in 2018.

A New Map For PUBG?

The developers say that a new map is coming to PUBG in the future, but it’s unclear when this will happen.  They’ve put no date or window on when players can expect this new content.

More Crates

New loot crates, however, have been added to the game.  The new  “Fever” paid crates feature a number of new items all with the same ridiculous drop rates as before.  You can find the contents of the Fever Crate below:

Fever Crate Items

  • Zest Turtleneck (White): 15%
  • School Shoes (Beige): 15%
  • Mesh Polo Shirt: 10%
  • Combat Gloves (Khaki): 10%
  • Checkered Shirt (Coral): 10%
  • Hi-top Canvas Sneakers (Pink): 10%
  • Retro Polo Shirt: 5%
  • Combat Pants (Coral): 5%
  • Zest Sunglasses: 4.5%
  • Zest Loafers with Socks: 4.5%
  • Denim Bootcut Pants: 4.5%
  • Zest Bootcut Pants: 2.5%
  • Zest Silk Scarf: 1.3%
  • Floral Retro Jacket: 1.3%
  • Zest Retro Jacket: 0.6%
  • Zest Denim Jacket: 0.32%
  • Cropped Corset: 0.32%
  • Zest Checkered Skirt: 0.16%

The Fever Crates can be opened with a key that is purchasable for real world cash on the Steam market.  Another new crate, “Militia” has been added to the pool as well.  This one has a higher drop rate than the previous ones at 40%.

Items in the Milita Crate can be found below:

Militia Crate Items

  • Tank Top (Gray): 20%
  • Raglan T-shirt (Red/White): 20%
  • Polo Shirt (Pink): 20%
  • Vintage Polo Shirt: 20%
  • Military Shirt (Gray): 6.5%
  • Military Trousers (Black): 6.5%
  • Long Sleeved Turtleneck (Black): 3%
  • Utility Belt (Brown): 1.4%
  • Camo Tank Top (Red): 1.4%
  • Military Boots (Black): 0.4%
  • Battle Belt: 0.28%
  • Vintage Gas Mask: 0.28%
  • Leather Bootcut Pants: 0.08%
  • Military Jacket (Black): 0.05%
  • Military Cap (Black): 0.05%
  • Cowboy Hat (Brown): 0.028%
  • Faux Leather Jacket: 0.0128%
  • Cowboy Hat (White): 0.0128%
  • Military Skirt (Black): 0.0064%

As PUBG Corp. wrangles with cheating and development of new features for the game slow, the players of the game seem to be slowing as well.  The game has seen nearly a 10% drop on Steam Charts, following a year of exponential growth.  Facing stiff competition from Fortnite, who seem to be rolling out new features quite regularly to its players, we’ll need to watch for next month’s 2018 roadmap to see if things are going to get better for PUBG before they get worse.

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