Upcoming PUBG Update Improves Lobby Performance

Upcoming PUBG Update Improves Lobby Performance

Your last moments on Earth may as well be free of lag.

PUBG Corporation is spending a lot of time and effort cleaning up PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' cheating problem, but it's still constantly tweaking general game performance. The PC game's next update, for example, will improve performance in the pre-match lobby.

You know, the lobby—the 40-second Purgatory where people flail and whack each other in the head while a select few inexplicably ascend skyward like redeemed sinners. It's common for frame rates to drop in the lobby thanks to the large number of players collected in one area, and PUBG Corp is addressing the area's chronic chug problem.

RIP whoever's under that seething mass of angry flesh.

"In the current patch we are spreading out the pre-match starting locations," states a Steam Community updated posted yesterday. "Previously, all the players would spawn together at the same location awaiting the start of the match. Lots of interaction among multiple players in such a small area had a high impact on the servers."

Moreover, weapons are being removed from the lobby. No more rat-a-tat-tat-tat.

The exact time for the update will be announced once PUBG's test servers indicate all the changes are A-OK. PUBG Corp says upcoming modifications to the game include more anti-cheating measures and "airplane performance improvement," which hopefully translates to "not having to mash the button to eject from the plane and wind up tens of thousands of miles from my team mates anyway."

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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