PUBG's battle royale game is about to get a lot more intense


The smaller map size also offers an experience closer to the game's chief competitor Fortnite Battle Royale, which features a slightly more cramped map that brings players together faster.

Bluehole ands PUBG Corp have effectively stopped updates on the game as they try to implement more stringent anti-cheating measures. Marked in the top left as a 4x4km concept, it is half the size of the previous two maps, seemingly without sacrificing the 100 player count, from what Greene says.

On the game's official forums, the developer shared its 2018 Xbox PUBG Spring roadmap, in which the team stated that they want to make sure that well tested improvements are being released on the Live servers. This will be a much smaller map, and make for "higher player density" and "shorter matches".

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Tweaks like new building textures and game stability should create a more distinct world that's also less laggy, while the addition of emotes will be ideal for pissing off enemies. Testing of the Achievements, in-game friends list and squad voice chat in the main menu are also ready to be tested.

As is to be expected, new vehicles and weapons are also in the works, and the blog teased a new 7.62 weapon that will be coming "soon" to the test server. "We are continuing our daily work to combat cheaters, improve server stability and further optimize our servers and clients". Animations for both third- and first-person modes will see some changes, which include animations for getting into and out of cars (currently, players just blip in and out of them) and switching seats.

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Finally, Greene said that the team will introduce the PUBG Developer Portal, which will give access to the game's API to "support developers in the community by providing player and match data around gameplay performance".

For full details on the roadmap, head here. Improvements to Console Controller OptionsWe will be providing additional preset configurations to choose from as well as exposing a wider set of aiming options, providing players more freedom to create a controller experience that feels satisfying and empowering.

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