PUBG developer Bluehole is about to make big changes to the combat system in Battlegrounds.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a new update that will change the way the Blue Zone works.
In a bid to improve the pacing and make matches fairer and less chaotic, Bluehole plans to rebalance the shrinking play zone.
“In addition to the high-priority issues, our development team has plans to enhance the combat experience in a match,” reads a Bluehole post.
“The first plan is about rebalancing the blue zone. Over the course of the Early Access period, we received a lot of feedback from you that the pacing and distribution of combat encounters in a match could be more even and less chaotic.
“We performed a series of internal tests to find ways to address this issue. However, we were not able to take any action until now as other fundamental systems had to be developed and fixed first.”
As part of the update, Bluehole will slightly decrease the waiting time of the Blue Zone in the mid-to-late stages of a match.
However, the Blue Zone won’t shrink quite so fast, which will give players a better chance of getting to safety.
The damage-per-second will also increase in the final Blue Zone, which should make for a thrilling finale.
None of the changes are set in stone, and Bluehole is open to tweaking any systems based on feedback.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is about to get a big Blue Zone update
“These changes will be tested for several days,” Bluehole continues.
“We will be testing this further after making changes to the above based on your feedback and play data.
“Please let us know your feedback on the adjusted blue zone mechanic compared with the current one on the live servers.
“We are planning to provide an update on other areas we have been working on. We will share the update as soon as possible.”