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PUBG Developer Bluehole Will Patch the Game Less Frequently

The developer is taking a quality-over-quantity approach to PUBG patches.


Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole will release patches less frequently leading up to the game's full release. PUBG has been patched numerous times since its Early Access release this March. According to a post on PUBG's Steam page, Bluehole decided to rework its update schedule as part of an effort to approach game revisions more thoughtfully.

"Until the official release of the game, we will not have our scheduled weekly or monthly patches rolling out as often as before," per the post. "We’ve found internally that being rushed to finish certain features, and having shorter QA test time between pushing updates caused more issues than it solved in regards to maintaining a high standard of quality. We want to put our best content out, and ensure that everything we do is making the game more enjoyable with every update."

To counterbalance its quality-over-quantity approach to patches, Bluehole will run PUBG test servers for longer periods. Patches will be distributed on an as-needed basis. Despite moving away from its monthly patch schedule, Bluehole assured fans that PUBG is still slated to release by the end of 2017.

"We have a lot of work to do, and we want this game to be released with as many fun, rich, enjoyable features and mechanics as possible. Our team will continue to be hard at work, and we are always listening to your feedback."

You don't have to wait for Bluehole to roll out a new patch to optimize your PUBG experience. Shacknews contributing tech editor Chris Jarrard wrote a detailed article explaining how to increase your FPS in the game.

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