PUBG PC Update 6 Detailed, Ping-Based Matchmaking to Be Introduced

PUBG PC Update 6 patch notes have been released for the 4.1 GB patch currently rolling out to the Test Server. This update is mostly aimed at optimizing gameplay and fixing bugs.

Players should begin to see more consistent frame-rates, from the initial lobby scene, where players are split up across the map, to the end of a round. These stability improvements should mean less stutter during game, and a more pleasant experience for those using less-powerful hardware.

PUBG PC Update 6 Patch Notes: Highlights

World
  • Replaced some fences in Miramar to unbreakable fences or walls in order to optimize the client.
Gameplay
  • When the player is riding in the airplane, they will no longer be able to see the inside of the airplane. This is to improve the early game client and server performance
    • Other players will be visible once they jump out of the airplane
    • When riding the airplane, you can check the number of remaining passengers via the new UI element at the bottom left of the screen
Replays
  • When reporting someone through the replay system, we now receive a 1 minute replay file centered on the point of your report
    • It is impossible to report through a replay file which has been created longer than a week ago
    • It is impossible to report the same player multiple times in the same replay file

If you’re also interested in the minor changes, including bug fixes, read the full list of PUBG Update 6 patch notes here.

PUBG PC Update 6 Patch Notes

In addition to the PUBG PC Update 6 patch notes, Bluehole has also detailed changes coming to the game’s matchmaking. The team will be trying ping-based matchmaking to help improve the “gameplay environment.” Users with lower pings “will be prioritized during matchmaking.”

It’s great to see PUBG getting more improvements. It’s hard to ignore the impressive level of support that Epic Games is showing to Fortnite players. Here’s hoping the competition between the two battle royale kings keeps the developers on their toes, with players on both sides getting to benefit from all the hard work.