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PUBG Updates Delayed as Team Pushes Toward Final Release

by Kyle Hanson


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, is pretty much the hottest game out there today. While the game is still in early access on Steam, it has racked up huge sales figures and a massive playerbase of millions. A big part of this is the steady and reliable update schedule, which sees new features and bug fixes coming weekly, with more major changes hitting every month. Now, as the team gets closer to a final release, that schedule has been shifted, causing delays on the once reliable PUBG updates.

“Today we are changing our patch and update schedule to improve how we work on the game, as well as set realistic expectations for players,” reads the official announcement. “Until the official release of the game, we will not have our scheduled weekly or monthly patches rolling out as often as before. We’ve found internally that being rushed to finish certain features, and having shorter QA test time between pushing updates caused more issues than it solved in regards to maintaining a high standard of quality. We want to put our best content out, and ensure that everything we do is making the game more enjoyable with every update.”

Patches and updates to PUBG will still come, and the team will still utilize their test servers to manage these, but they won’t be rushing themselves to get them out on the previously set schedule. This will have a few effects, but the main one is that when a new feature does get added, it will hopefully be more polished and ready for everyone to try.

The post closes with some assurances to the many fans of PUBG. “We have a lot of work to do, and we want this game to be released with as many fun, rich, enjoyable features and mechanics as possible. Our team will continue to be hard at work, and we are always listening to your feedback.”

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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