The wildly successful battle-royale-style game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is getting three major updates that many players asked for.
The updates were announced on Monday during the E3 PC Gaming Show, and streamed on PC Gamer’s YouTube channel.
Those updates include new gameplay maneuvers and animations, like climbing and vaulting over obstacles, as well as new weather modes, like fog and a beautiful dusk setting.
While the updates may not seem significant for those familiar with big-name AAA games like the “Call of Duty” franchise, it’s a big deal for a game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” which is still unfinished and yet so popular. Indeed,“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is an “early access” game at the time of writing. That means it’s available to buy and play, but it’s not a fully released game and players could encounter a few bugs here and there, as well as limited features. Despite this, Bluehole Studios, the developers behind “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrouds,” had sold two million copies of the game within its first five weeks of availability.
It’s not yet known when players can expect an update containing these features, but it shoudn’t be too long judging by the constant updates rolled out by Bluehole Studios. Check out the new features coming to “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds:”
1. Climbing over obstacles.
This is a big deal, as players aren’t currently able to jump over obstacles that should be easy to clear, especially when you have the adrenaline that comes with a life-or-death fight coursing through your veins.
Here’s what climbing over a car hood looks like in the upcoming update.
This could let you get a better look as you scan the horizon for potential enemies, but it could also make you target practice for danger that lurks nearby.
Sprinting away from danger is the only way to get out of a sticky situation in “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” at the moment, so it’s good to see a new option to evade a barrage of bullets more quickly in the upcoming update.