PUBG Stability and Optimization Top Priority for Xbox One Patch Devs Say

PUBG has roughly 4 million players on Xbox One alone. These players typically spend their time chasing that illusive Chicken Diner, but have more recently been spending their time pondering the state of the Xbox One version of the game. Since the release of Patch #8 on February 7th, PUBG on Xbox One has been in a sort of development limbo, with no patches hitting since then. The game still requires improvement to both stability and optimization, and the developers seem to agree.

PUBG‘s Lead Community Manager took to r/PUBGXBOXONE to address the lack of patch updates on the Xbox One version as well as shine some light on the certification process and patch development:

Hey everyone! Over the last few days, we’ve seen some frustration from you as we haven’t provided an update on the next patch. We truly understand your frustration but please know that our dev team has been working on it everyday in the last few weeks!

We plan to deploy the patch in the next couple of weeks. As you may know, we still need to go through cert after development for this patch is done. And there might be delays if we run into any unexpected issues but we are doing our best to meet this deadline.

Our number one priority is optimization and improving stability of PUBG on Xbox Game Preview. So you will see some meaningful improvements along with some quality of life fixes in the next patch.

We understand that it can be frustrating to not get a patch or an update for over two weeks when we used to do weekly patches. But we want to make sure that we release a stable patch and make sure it improves your PUBG experience.

SO please stay tuned and continue to give us your feedback!

Our team will be addressing some of the important questions in our forum soon. So please stay tuned for that as well 🙂 We will also update the FAQ and known issues list next week.

Thank you for playing our game!!!

P.S. I WANT TO CLARIFY A SILLY RUMOR: there are only 3-4 people in PUBG Corp. working on Xbox?!! C’mon guys. This game throws ONE HUNDRED people into an EIGHT BY EIGHT KILOMETER map… that is impossible XD

While the post doesn’t offer anything concrete, we learned that Patch #9 is currently in the works and it will focus heavily on “optimization and improving stability” on the Xbox One. We also learned that the patch is atleast a “couple of weeks” out which would put its release somewhere in mid-March. Until that time, players on Xbox One will have to deal with low framerates, network connectivity and many other of the games’s Game Preview issues.

Thoughts on the state of PUBG on Xbox One? Gonna play other things until the patch? Let me know in The Pit below.


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