Following a slight delay, the new PUBG anti-cheat patch is set to be deployed to live servers later today. Maintenance for the update is scheduled to begin tonight at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m ET, and is expected to last for three hours.
Developer Bluehole has provided PUBG update notes for the incoming PC 1.0 Update 5 patch, which in addition to adding new anti-cheat measures, will also tweak the red zone sound.
The new PUBG update notes were tweeted out by the @PUBG_help Twitter account:
PC players, we have deployed a test build to test a new anti-cheat measure, as well as introduce sound improvements to the red zone. You can read the detailed patch notes here: https://t.co/SC8kbqs1Xm pic.twitter.com/d7v3WLyYJr
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) February 7, 2018
You can read the full list of PUBG update notes below:
PUBG Update Notes: PUBG Anti-Cheat
- New anti-cheat measure has been added
PUBG Update Notes: PUBG Red Zone Sound
- Fixed the issue where the sound of explosions would become too loud when played simultaneously
- Balanced the number of simultaneous explosion sounds, in order to optimize game performance
- Fixed the issue where the explosion sound wouldn’t play following the falling sound of a bomb
I, for one, am ecstatic to hear that the red zone will be getting tweaked. I have my volume up way high, so as to properly hear footsteps and identify the direction of enemy fire, and always cringe when close to a red zone.
As for the PUBG anti-cheat solution, I’m hoping it works well, as I’ve run into my fair share of cheaters, and it really sucks to die to an invulnerable enemy, or a player using map hacks.