PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS XBOX: Early Access Thread

Night.Ninja

One really creepy thing I do is just repeatedly shit on GAF while sarcastically calling it a "top tier gaming forum" so feel free to report me if I keep doing this.
Patch 6 - 23 Jan 2018

Xbox players,

Thank you for your continued support and feedback. We have a new patch for you that will go live at 01:00AM PST / 10:00AM CET. Here are the release notes for Xbox Patch 6:

Gameplay
Auto-run function has been added (from a standstill, double clicking L3 will activate auto-run)
Players can now drop equipped weapons with Y button when inventory screen is active
Grenades can once again be cycled by tapping right on D pad
Players can now cancel casting actions while the inventory screen is active
Optimization
· Continued optimizations and crash fixes
Option
· Game controller guide has been updated
Bug fixes
· Buildings around the Military Base have had their collision adjusted
· Camera shake when riding as a passenger in vehicles has been reduced
· Inventory character models have returned to their normal stance
· Fixed a camera issue created by unintended Aim Down Sights and Free Look interactions
· “A” button will no longer refresh game results screen
· Team UI will now correctly show the proper direction teammates are facing over larger distances
· Player changes to markers on the in-game map will now be properly applied to their teammate's in-game map
· Fixed an issue where switching to throwables under certain conditions left the player empty-handed
· Adjusted character positioning when exiting vehicles and parachutes
 
I keep seeing bug patches but never anything that sorts out performance, ups the visual detail, or more importantly gets rid of the damn movement/aiming lag...

The fact that the game still controls like a rubber band is what’s stopping me playing it on console, it’s just awful. Such a poor netcode...
 
I keep seeing bug patches but never anything that sorts out performance, ups the visual detail, or more importantly gets rid of the damn movement/aiming lag...

The fact that the game still controls like a rubber band is what’s stopping me playing it on console, it’s just awful. Such a poor netcode...
Have you played around with the new settings for controls? Deadzone and aim acceleration? I think that the game has improved dramatically since launch, especially in the performance and control department. I don't think we will see many graphics upgrades in the near future considering the majority of high level PC players play with all of the graphics settings at med-low...

Also, is your username a reference to the Stormlight Archive?
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
https://forums.playbattlegrounds.com/topic/173866-xbox-game-preview-patch-notes-7/

Xbox players,

We’re now serving up chicken dinners to over 4 million players on Xbox. Thank you for your continued support!
We truly value all of the feedback from across the community. We have a few minor updates to gameplay this week, alongside bug-fixes and performance tweaks, as noted below.



Gameplay

We’ve listened to your feedback and further modified the damage players can inflict on vehicles, increasing areas of vulnerability. This includes:

  • Increased damage to the vehicle body, and significant damage to the wheels when targeted with gunfire
  • Increased vehicle damage when successfully targeted with a grenade
  • Both driver and passenger will suffer increased injuries from crashing into objects or other vehicles (Dacia, UAZ, and Buggy)
  • Slight reduction to player damage when being struck by a vehicle


Optimization

  • Continued optimization to controller input lag
  • Visual quality of the reticle is improved for Xbox One (Red Dot, Holographic, and 2x Sight)


Bug fixes

  • Resolved issue where inventory may highlight the wrong column when looting
  • The sensitivity setting for 4x Scope is now also applied to the permanent scope on the VSS
  • Auto-run (double-clicking the left stick) is disabled when aiming down sights
  • Players can now use the D-Pad while in the map view without switching melee, pistol, or throwing weapons
  • Removing the marker from the map when pressing (Y) will no longer switch primary/secondary weapons
  • Fixed issue where the crosshair is not correctly displayed after players reconnect to a game session
 
Have you played around with the new settings for controls? Deadzone and aim acceleration? I think that the game has improved dramatically since launch, especially in the performance and control department. I don't think we will see many graphics upgrades in the near future considering the majority of high level PC players play with all of the graphics settings at med-low...

Also, is your username a reference to the Stormlight Archive?
Sadly the controls lagging are not directly related to dead zone. For example, you try to walk through a door and end up looking at a wall.

This is because They need to think a little more about the do’s and don’ts when using client side prediction. Instead we have netcode from 1997, or at least, what feels like it.

They are trying to keep the player in sync with the players position on the server, so the action is being sent, received, and then updated on your home console. That’s whats creating the delay and sluggishness in your movement, and why you end up finding it so hard to get through tight spaces. We haven’t really done it like this in a very long time... so not sure why they are.

The aiming? I have no idea... I want to say it’s a combination of terrible dead zones and acceleration. But it feels like there’s something else at play. It wouldn’t surprise me that they were syncing this as well.

Fact is a first person game shouldn’t be having this many issues with basic movement online. Play any other recent FPS and compare it’s online movement, even large based games like fortnight, which is on the same engine no less.

As for the name... Christ, I’ve used it online since the mid 90’s, as well as Gavavva. So no idea :) Had it when I was in collage... I’m 34 in a few months haha!
 
The F2P one(Fortnite) has been in development for 5+ years on PC and console. PubG's "console" development only began in May of last year. Epic owns the engine and has the resources to polish and iterate their game faster too.

Also, the F2P option's gunplay is garbage compared to PubG's IMO so I am not "worried"...

Wait, why would I be worried anyways? Competition is good for the market...PubG is driving Fortnite to rework the weapon system and shooting mechanics completely and Fortnite is driving PubG to optimize and improve performance.
 
Just randomly going to chime in and ask...

Generic question I know, but how fun are PUBG and Fortnite? Not a huge multiplayer guy and haven't enjoyed much multiplayer in the last few years except Destiny. I used to be a huge COD fan but that faded out to as the games got more and more ridiculous the last few years.

Don't know much about Fortnite but the concept of PUBG looked cool. My issue with multi player games like the COD's though is after the initial excitement they become super receptive and boring and I end up getting burned out.
 
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PUBG has to be a driving force with MS's business agendas for Xbox I'm sure. Fortnite on XB1, especially it being F2P hinders it a bit even if it's different in it's own way.


Not sure what impact it could have on gaming on a larger scale on multiple platforms.
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Xbox players,

We are releasing a minor update this week, focused on fixing bugs or gameplay issues that were identified following the last patch release. Thanks to all of the community for the feedback and continued support of PUBG on Xbox One!



This patch will be live at 6PM KST / 1AM PST / 9AM UTC today.
Please restart your Xbox after the patch goes live to get the update.



Gameplay

  • We received a lot of great feedback following the changes made to vehicle/player damage. We continue to tune and balance this element of gameplay, and are therefore reverting back to increased damage if a player is struck by a vehicle.


Bug fixes

  • Resolved an issue preventing players from vaulting over specific ledges and/or windows
  • The camera will now remain in the correct location following player death
  • Vehicles will no longer relocate to another position on the map after the player disembark
https://forums.playbattlegrounds.com/topic/178073-xbox-game-preview-patch-notes-8/
 

Just read this on their forum. I think we need a larger update soon. The game has been getting worse on X1X for me. More rubber banding, terrible hit registration and frame loss in close to mid range fights etc...

6 days of gametime and I would say the game vastly improved up to patch #6...then #7 and 8 fixed some bugs, but regressed the game in the above areas. At least on the X1X. Hope their roadmap includes major improvements to netcode, frame rate/tic, hit reg and the release of the Desert map, which is supposedly much better optimized from the start.

Beyond this stuff, the game is still great fun, especially with a squad.
 
Just read this on their forum. I think we need a larger update soon. The game has been getting worse on X1X for me. More rubber banding, terrible hit registration and frame loss in close to mid range fights etc...

6 days of gametime and I would say the game vastly improved up to patch #6...then #7 and 8 fixed some bugs, but regressed the game in the above areas. At least on the X1X. Hope their roadmap includes major improvements to netcode, frame rate/tic, hit reg and the release of the Desert map, which is supposedly much better optimized from the start.

Beyond this stuff, the game is still great fun, especially with a squad.
Same feeling man, same feeling...X1X here as well. :/
They need to work really *hard* on framerate and rubber banding. I mean, really hard.
Still having a ton of fun with friends but I would love a more stable experience.
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
https://forums.playbattlegrounds.com/topic/187462-xbox-game-preview-patch-notes-9/

Xbox players,

First and foremost THANK YOU for your patience and perseverance over these last few weeks. We recognize and fully understand the challenges while playing through some of the more impactful issues, and appreciate your persistence and continued support throughout. We have been hard at work on this patch, and we wanted to take the time necessary to ensure stability before rolling it out into Xbox Game Preview. This update brings a number of fixes that you’ve been asking for, alongside continued optimization, stability and UI improvements. We have also included initial support for Game DVR, where you can enable automatic recording of gameplay highlights. Find out more information about Game DVR and using Upload Studio at: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/apps/upload-studio-info.



This patch will be live at 6PM KST / 1AM PST / 10AM CET today.
Please restart your Xbox after the patch goes live to get the update.



Gameplay

  • Introduced multiple pre-match starting locations in order to optimize both server and game client performance
  • Weapons are removed from the starting island prior to the match starting
  • Game DVR is now supported for automatic recording of gameplay highlights. This feature must be enabled within the Options / Settings menu.
  • We continue to listen to your vehicle feedback and have lowered the damage taken from objects throughout the world such as rocks, trees, and uneven terrain
  • Adjusted the sound effects of both water and red-zone bombing
  • Party matchmaking is now influenced by the player’s MMR
  • Adjusted long-range blood VFX back to the original colors


UI/UX

  • Improved visibility of squad member colors (yellow, orange, blue and green)
  • Players can use the right thumbstick to rotate their character model during customization
  • When customizing character appearance, the D-Pad can be held to switch between menus
  • Preview is supported when customizing appearance or creating a new character


Items

  • Updated the design of the energy drink


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed water sound effects
  • Fixed Red Zone disappearing immediately after it starts
  • Fixed random character teleportation following initial landing
  • Fixed an issue where some doors could not be entered despite appearing open
  • Fixed issue of recovery and boost items being able to be used when underwater
  • Fixed the character animations when transitioning from jump-prone to standing
  • Fixed unexpected character death caused by falling while moving
  • Fixed areas of fencing where specific sides could not be penetrated by bullets
  • Fixed buildings with missing stairs
  • Fixed bug which caused objects to float in the air
  • Fixed areas of terrain which were causing player characters to become stuck
  • Fixed an issue which prevented team members being displayed following acceptance of an invite
  • Fixed the issue of revive being cancelled unintentionally
  • Fixed hand animations when reloading/shooting the Kar98 in a prone position
  • Fixed the issue limiting peak parachuting speed in FPP mode
  • Fixed character animations when moving from prone to entering a vehicle


Optimization / Stability

  • Optimized textures, landscapes and buildings throughout the island to improve performance
  • Fixed a crash occurring when HDR was enabled
  • Fixed a frozen character issue when reconnecting following a crash
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the player opened their inventory
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the spectated player was using a scope


Localization

  • Applied new Russian, Japanese and Chinese (simplified/traditional) fonts
  • Japanese only: Adjusted the Katakana font
  • Japanese only: Fixed incorrect order of wording during object interactions
  • Portuguese only: Fixed the display of height meter when parachuting


Known Issues

  • B button incorrectly displayed to cut parachute cable; this should be X
  • When viewing the map, the X, Y, and B buttons are fully functional – please be aware that this can cause you to exit the plane or vehicle whilst in motion. Please only use the map button to return to gameplay until this is resolved.
 
92 hours in and not getting any better. Most of the time I am way too confident for my own good which of course results in constant dying. Problem is the whole lobby => game sequence takes at least a minute which is not exactly great if you're pumped. I just need to calm down.
 
Game is so much smoother now on my slim. Friends and I played for six hours yesterday and it only crashed once(but reloded quicker than ever! lol). LOVE this game. Pals too.
 
So I've had a couple of weeks off from PUBG but just had a quick game and as has been said, everything feels miles better, I'm very impressed... They're almost there imo!

Good work!
 

Night.Ninja

One really creepy thing I do is just repeatedly shit on GAF while sarcastically calling it a "top tier gaming forum" so feel free to report me if I keep doing this.
Games a lot of fun! I need a mic my beats headset doesn’t allow the mic to work 😞
 
Sometimes I think about playing this again... I'll keep my eye on it still but I'm starting to think I loathe this new gimmick shooter genre. So boring.
 
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Night.Ninja

One really creepy thing I do is just repeatedly shit on GAF while sarcastically calling it a "top tier gaming forum" so feel free to report me if I keep doing this.
Nah not yet
 
Yea it is . To be honest don't have much faith in this Korean sweatshop shooter, but it was free so whatever, don't matter if it plays like complete shit too much.
 
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I knew it would be that music. Didn't they cut that from the Xbox version?
They cut it from all the versions after Dreamcast I think. Licencing issues and all...

It's amazing how PUBG's disgusting driving mechanics make half hearted arcade games from 1999 look good...
 
Got my first frying pan kill last night. Took a revolver round to the neck but the frying pan to the head is more deadly. So satisfying even at the start.
 
I like the driving mechanics because they are so shonky; when you don't know what your jeep will do or what will make it explode, it adds a decent amount of tension.
 

Night.Ninja

One really creepy thing I do is just repeatedly shit on GAF while sarcastically calling it a "top tier gaming forum" so feel free to report me if I keep doing this.
Think we will ever get to 60fps