PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds — or 'PUBG: Battlegrounds' as it's now named — is still going strong with a new map coming real soon! That new locale arrives in the upcoming 18.2 patch, however, it's some fresh details on the next-gen console updates that have caught our eye.
To put it simply, PUBG is becoming 'next-gen console aware' with the upcoming update, meaning the developer can unleash some of that extra power for next-gen players. On Xbox Series X that'll equate to proper 4K, 60FPS support, with Xbox Series S managing that same frame rate at 1080p, although it sounds like PUBG will remain an Xbox One application and won't be getting a native next-gen port.
Interestingly, the PS5 version will only aim for 1440p, giving the Xbox Series X a distinct advantage in image quality. We'll have to see if that holds up with frame rate too, but hopefully, this update has been optimised enough, given the time it's been in development since the next-gen consoles launched.
Aside from these tech updates, changes are coming to some of the existing PUBG maps, like the desert-themed Miramar. Some of these are pure visual updates to make things look more detailed, however, some sections are getting layout changes to make for better combat flow throughout.
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