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FOV slider and dedicated first-person servers on the way to PUBG

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hit the ground running when it was released back in March, with updates big and small coming at a steady pace since.  The July update will see implementation of the much welcomed field of view slider as well as dedicated first-person servers.

One of the games developers, Smookie, confirmed the implementation of the FOV slider during a Twitch stream, which quickly made its way to Twitter via @Postyxd. The existence of the FOV slider is directly tied to the game’s first-person view, prompting many to think ahead to dedicated first-person mode servers.

PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene has been careful on how he addresses the dedicated servers, stating on the official Discord that it would be a little while longer before players have access to them. “Dedicated first-person servers will take some time as it requires a lot of work from all teams, it’s not as easy as just flipping a switch. Our game, platform, engineering, and gameplay teams all need to do work to make it happen, and they are all quite busy with optimisation work at the moment!”

In a 180-degree move, Greene confirmed that first-person servers will be arriving alongside the FOV slider in July’s update, just two weeks away.

Following up with more information, Greene states “We will bring 1st person only to EU/NA SOLO & DUO games first, and once we have polished the system, we will expand to other regions.”

KitGuru Says: A first-person only mode in a battle royale game will prove significantly more difficult, acting like a hardcore mode. Are you up to the challenge? What updates would you like to see for PUBG?

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