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Bluehole is sick of hearing that PUBG is broken, so they launched a website

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PUBG launches Fix PUBG campaign

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the Battle Royale shooter of 2017, but it’s had its party crashed and cake eaten by Epic’s Fortnite this year in a way that few were expecting. There are two very clear reasons why though. Epic has understood Fortnite as a live game in a much better, more fun way than PUBG, offering so much new content at a rapid pace that it’s tough to keep up. But Fortnite also just runs better – which can’t be said for PUBG at all. The game is still in rough shape, with frequent performance issues, server issues and crashes. And that’s not even talking about the horrible Xbox One port. Bluehole is so sick of hearing it though, that they’re finally doing something about it.

There’s something to be said about Bluehole only really making a big push for this now (imagine what it could’ve been like in January), but it’s good to see some transparency on their part. In response to frequent complaints about the game’s performance, Bluehole has launched “Fix PUBG”. It’s a self-contained website that gives players a clear view of the current development roadmap, which includes specific details on when they can expect fixes for many of the game’s issues. This isn’t about new content, it’s just about fixing the content that’s already there. Which should be music to remaining player’s ears.

Because PUBG isn’t suddenly struggling to survive. It’s still the number one played game on Steam at the moment, with over a million players active in the last 24 hours. But its numbers are dwindling. That figure is still around a third of what it was at the beginning of the year, which is around the time Fortnite started making a play in a big way. Bluehole can certainly still fit into this market without losing everything to Fortnite, but it needs to fix the persistent issues its fans keep asking about. And with roadmaps stretching into the remaining months of the year, there’s evidence that they are certainly giving it a shot.

I don’t know if a more stable experience is enough for me to come back to PUBG (it still has massive issues with the way it monetizes itself), but it will do wonders for the dedicated fanbase that still follows it. It’s a mystery as to why it took Bluehole so long to really get into gear, but at the very least you can’t blame them for not trying now.

Last Updated: August 8, 2018

14 Comments

  1. Kromas

    August 8, 2018 at 09:12

    I wanna say better late than never but in this case they have a better chance making money by suing people.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      August 8, 2018 at 09:17

      Hey @Kromaswow:disqus
      Gaan ons bietjie FN die langnaweek?

      Reply

      • Kromas

        August 8, 2018 at 09:40

        As jy wil. Ek moet ook wow speel (2 ure max) en Rend.

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        • Admiral Chief

          August 8, 2018 at 09:51

          Cool cool cool, ek het Vrydag af, so ons kan dan jam

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          August 8, 2018 at 09:51

          Cool cool cool, ek het Vrydag af, so ons kan dan jam

          Reply

          • Kromas

            August 8, 2018 at 11:56

            Ek het nie Vrydag af nie
            Maar ek vat my pc werk to om mense bietjie te laat VR.

  2. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    August 8, 2018 at 10:15

    Tried PUBG last night for the first time in awhile.
    Game is still unplayable for me due to lack of optimization (getting +- 70 FPS at best).

    When I started playing Fortnite I had 120 FPS, which increased to 180 FPS and with the recent patches, I hit over 200 FPS as some stages.

    All that in the space of a year.

    PUBG has been out for how long now and they just could not give a shit …

    Them launching this site is just pure laziness …

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    • Quentin Huggett

      August 8, 2018 at 13:14

      70fps is unplayable? … *sniggers

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      • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

        August 8, 2018 at 13:16

        “(getting +- 70 FPS at best)” – context matters.

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        • Quentin Huggett

          August 8, 2018 at 13:32

          sure it does. But you give no context for what you get at worst.
          70+- at best could mean 50 – 90fps most of the time, it could mean 1 – 150 fps
          The only starting point is the 70+- which as a value is hardly unplayable, sure it may not be the high fps you want, but unplayable no.

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          • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

            August 8, 2018 at 14:08

            Don’t know if you play PUBG, but 70 FPS means jack shit in that game and is completely unplayable.

          • Quentin Huggett

            August 8, 2018 at 14:38

            Yes i play every day. Up until 3 months ago i played with 40+- fps and although admittedly not great, it was still playable. But i get it that is personal dependant. If you used to high fps then it can be very hard to go back to low fps. After monster pc upgrade I now get 140+ fps and would be hard to go back. New patch has just come out today and fps is apparently massively improved. will post back this evening with what i am now getting.

          • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

            August 8, 2018 at 15:01

            I have to admit that I’ve been contemplating on a mass upgrade, in the hopes of playing PUBG with a smoother, higher FPS experience.

            But to justify the upgrade for 1 game is a bit much.

            I’m also hoping that his new “performance” patch, really will be an improvement to the game.

          • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

            August 8, 2018 at 15:01

            I have to admit that I’ve been contemplating on a mass upgrade, in the hopes of playing PUBG with a smoother, higher FPS experience.

            But to justify the upgrade for 1 game is a bit much.

            I’m also hoping that his new “performance” patch, really will be an improvement to the game.

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