The first step towards polish

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (or, PUBG) has done incredibly well on both Steam and its recent Xbox One release. With over  26 million copies sold on Steam and over 1 million on Xbox, despite being an Early Access game it appears to have ‘success’ written all over it. With that said, performance on the Xbox One version hasn’t exactly been stellar. According to Digital Foundry, it’s actually pretty bad. Fortunately for players on Xbox, the developers have promised to keep improving the game and have just released the first PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Xbox One patch, to help improve performance and fix some of the bugs.

Here are the patch notes: 


  • Gas can now be used while on bike or bike with sidecar


  • Equipment icons on HUD will now be visible
  • Player icon is now more clearly visible on the world map
  • UI prompts now appear when reload and enter a vehicle options are present


  • Tweaked hair color options


  • Cleaned up sidecar passenger animations in first person view
  • Fixed player camera issues while a passenger on the backseat of a Buggy
  • Addressed arm animations specific to holding some weapons
  • Character now correctly faces the proper direction when stopping while swimming


  • First pass visual and performance improvements
  • Slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S
  • Localization updates for Vietnamese, Spanish,(Spain/Mexico)
  • Controls on motorcycle no longer inverted
  • Keyboard functionality is disabled

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances of player nametags not properly displaying in the lobby during Squad and Duo play
  • Fixed minor animation while crouching and prone
  • Fixed issues where curtains on windows block line of sight of players in the TPP mode
  • Fixed an issue where when Squad leader left the party, voice chat ceased to function as intended
  • Fixed issue where players could lean out of vehicles even when obstructed
  • Fixed collision of cardboard boxes in Yasnaya city
  • Fixed typo in the controller guide
  • Other minor fixes

The team also emphasized this is just the first of many patches coming, so if you plan on playing, make sure you understand this is in fact an Early Access game. Hopefully we’ll see more improvements soon.