Yesterday’s big update brought a little more to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds than it bargained for, with many players experiencing game-breaking lag. Luckily the team has acted fast and has managed to issue a hotfix just 24 hours after the update went live.
Players enthusiastically logged onto the game yesterday to be met with a plethora of problems including painful server lag, delays in connection and issues plaguing audio and the newly implemented first-person servers.
The official PUBG Twitter page was quick to let the fan base know that the problem was under control and managed to issue a hotfix earlier today.
We've pushed an hotfix to the servers that should fix the issues seen since the update yesterday. Thank you for your patience!
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) August 4, 2017
Since the hotfix was pushed out, Battlegrounds has managed to break past the 500,000 concurrent player count which is staggering for a game still in Early Access. This isn’t the first time that PUBG has beaten Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as it took the number 2 spot last month and just this week managed to become the most played non-Valve title on Steam ever, taking the spot from Fallout 4.
We just broke 500k! Thank you all so very much for your continuing support! <3 pic.twitter.com/FXnsy6twGX
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) August 4, 2017
KitGuru Says: Bluehole has continuously impressed me with its response time and care for its fans. It’s no surprise that PUBG is able to take away so many astounding feats so early on in its life. Were you one of the hundreds of thousands playing today? How are you finding the new update, now that it’s playable?