PUBG Devs Share Upcoming Weapon Balance Changes Coming Soon

While the Xbox version of PUBG continues to make improvements to bring the popular battle royale title out of the Preview Program, the now complete PC version continues to find ways to make it a better play experience. With the new map testing now completed and player feedback continues to pour in, it’s time for the team to look at other ways they can make certain improvements. The latest focus? Weapon balance.

The team took to their blog on Steam to give a slight update for what’s next in-game, including weapon balance changes and fewer (gasp) helmets. This is what they had to say for those looking to make the most out of their chicken dinner feasts:

“According to our research, only a few specific types of weapons (ARs) are used in most situations,” the update read. “We believe the choice about which gun to use should be based on personal preference and its effectiveness in any given situation, rather than simply “which gun is strongest.” Our goal is to make it so no one gun will feel objectively better than the others.”

But it’s not just weapon balance changes that are being targeted – there are several other goals in mind as well, “Alongside the weapon balance changes, we plan to make some changes to weapon attachments. Again, the goal here is to provide you with a wider array of attachment options so you can choose one that best fits your combat situation (rather than any one “best” attachment).”

And helmets. An item in game that players are intimately familiar with and can be the make or break moment standing in the way of that number one spot. “Expect some changes to the level three helmet. It’s a game-changing item that can impact the outcome of a match—basically, it gives you an extra life in situations where a headshot would otherwise kill you. We don’t want luck alone to determine who gets items like this, so we’re removing it from the normal loot spawn tables and limiting it to care packages only. ”

The team concluded, “we’ll test all of these changes on the test servers first. This is the first time we are attempting a balance patch of this scope. The plan is to keep tweaking and tuning each weapon over time, so we’ll need your help (and all your honest feedback) to get it right.”

We’re glad to see these weekly updates, and the recent inclusion of the new Event Modes seems to be a huge hit. We’re anxious to see that new map make its way into the game away from test servers, and are very curious as to if they have any special plans for E3 coming up. For now, PUBG is available on both Xbox One and PC, though Xbox’s version is still in testing phase.

Matt Ruppert609 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.

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