PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Makes Some Major Loot Changes

Those drops are going to come a little less often from now on, for the sake of game balance.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has already been wildly successful. It is still an early access game, though, and so the team is still making adjustments large and small on a regular basis before declaring it finished. One of the biggest changes yet is coming with the new monthly update today, which will mark changes to the loot system.

In the announcement, developer Bluehole Studio says it discovered a bug that was making some items spawn too much or too little. The Groza and VSS will no longer spawn in care packages, while the AR Silencer, SR Silencer, and 4x Scopes will occasionally appear in care packages. The spawn rates of the SCAR-L, UMP, and UZI have all been decreased. The Level 1 Helmet will now spawn at the same rate as the Level 1 Vest. Bluehole also added a new weapon, the 9mm pistol with full auto, to the world spawn options.

"This is our first real pass at adjusting the loot balance in the game after the data science team started their analysis," the post said. "We will most likely be making several more of these passes during the course of Early Access, so please don't take this week's upcoming change to the balance as final!"

In just 13 weeks, PUBG has hit $100 million in sales from 4 million units. It's also become a hit among spectators and our own Chatty community, as watching a player carefully avoid certain death–and usually fail–is a tense thrill.

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