Latest PUBG Xbox One May Update Brings The Battle To Miramar (VIDEO)

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Last week we shared news that the desert location of Miramar would be playable on the Xbox One version of PUBG, and today we are proud to report that the location is now live on the console version of the game. The May update which has gone through an extensive week of testing by players in the public test server, has got the green light to go live. Within the update, players will the fight for the poultry feast with tons of other bug fixes and other optimization and stability improvements. Check out the launch trailer below to help celebrate the new PUBG update:

The team at Bluehole have provided some further details on the PUBG Xbox One update before the detailed notes, here’s what they had to say:

The May update adds a highly predictive-based loading system, which improves the system’s overall performance in order to facilitate more advanced and optimized map loading. It will change the priority of the loading process, which will improve loading of the area where the player decides to land. This, as well as other improvements have been made to make loading of the map, objects and players a smoother experience overall. This system will become more effective as data is accumulated and as time goes on, you will experience more optimized and stabilized gameplay. In addition, we’ve collected about 1,500 bug reports (including redundancies) from the past 4 PTS tests. Also, issues that may cause problems in the Live Server have been fixed in the May Update build. Community feedback on the May update will also be monitored and reviewed to help improve future patches.

Check out the details on the latest PUBG Xbox One May update, via the games forums:

Optimization / Stabilization

Both Miramar and Erangel have significantly improved overall game performance on the Xbox One/S/X and stability has also been improved.

Optimization and stabilization is still the dev team’s top priority. Our goal is to deliver constant improvements.

  • The free-fall and parachuting process has been optimized, leading to performance improvements during the initial stages of each game.
  • The world loading process has been optimized, allowing buildings and their interiors to load simultaneously and reducing the overall rendering time.
  • The handling of resources for unseen nearby characters’ movements has been optimized to improve performance of the game.
  • Handling resources of equipping and unequipping items of unseen nearby characters have been optimized to improve performance during the early game and to reduce the likelihood of crashes
  • Character inventory loading has been optimized, improving response time when opening inventory and reducing crashing.
  • Unoccupied vehicles/boats have been optimized to increase the overall performance of the game.

Contents

New map, ‘Miramar’ has been added.

Miramar will be available from: May 24 00:00 PDT / May 24 09:00 CEST

  • Miramar is intentionally designed to provide a vastly different Battle Royale experience.
  • It features extreme, elevated terrain and tall buildings with less trees which will give players new options for playing around cover.
  • The characteristics of ‘on road’ and ‘off road’ have been further differentiated. This will make the selection of vehicle type and decision to drive more critical/important.

New items are available on Miramar.

  • R45 is a revolver handgun which is available as world spawn
    • It uses 45 ACP Ammo and up to six bullets can be loaded
    • Red dot sights can be equipped
    • Damage and accuracy rate is high and reload speed is faster than R1895
  • The Win 94 is a lever-action rifle
    • It uses 45 ACP Ammo and up to 8 bullets can be loaded
    • It can attach bullet loops
    • It inflicts severe damage and it is a mid-range weapon suitable for high level players.
  • The sawed-off is a small shotgun
    • It uses 12 gauge ammo and up to 2 bullets can be loaded
    • This shotgun can inflict severe damage and equips to the handgun slot in the inventory
  • A recolored version of the Ghillie suit has been added

New vehicles have been added on Miramar:

  • The mini bus is a six-seater on-road vehicle, available on Miramar only.
    • Its top speed and torque are low but it has strong durability
  • The pick-up truck is a four-seater off-road vehicle, available on Miramar only.
    • It has a great suspension system and powerful torque, making it suitable for terrain with extreme elevation differences.
  • The motorbike and buggy have new skins on Miramar

Gameplay Features

  • Emotes have been added. Emote UI will show up if you press the LB+RB buttons at the same time. Choose an emote with the right analog stick and press down with the R stick to use the selected emote.
  • Scopes have been changed to be more realistic:
    • Expanded all scopes’ field of view
    • Added a parallax effect when moving weapons quickly while ADS
    • Added vignetting (darker edges), chromatic aberration (color difference caused by light refraction), and a distortion effect on the edge of scopes
  • Aim acceleration can now be turned off in settings.
  • Setting menu has been specially improved for Xbox platform.
  • Colorblind mode and other modes that could help the gameplay have been added.
  • We’ve removed the grenade’s knockback effect for player characters when dealing non-lethal damage (if players are killed by a grenade, they’ll still be knocked back)
  • Added new grenade hit effects and animations
  • ‘Key legends’ function has been added for gameplay controls. It can be turned off in settings.

Outgame

  • Lobby loading screen is now more clean.
  • Matchmaking can be started in the PLAY menu after selecting the game mode.
    • Map selection will be added soon
  • Matchmaking UI has been improved, allowing more pleasant entrance into the game.
  • REWARDS menu has been changed to STORE menu.
    • Go to CRATES in STORE menu to get crates.
    • Go to MY ITEMS in STORE menu to open the crates you obtained.
  • Game option settings can now be popped up.
  • Leaderboard display method has been modified, allowing users below certain ranks to see their ranks in percentage.
  • Lobby UI overall has been improved.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue causing punching to slow down movement while sprinting
  • In spectator mode, water sounds sometimes inappropriately continued after changing perspective. This has now been fixed
  • When preparing to throw grenades, the projection visualization no longer inappropriately penetrates through objects
  • You can now freelook while automatically swimming forward in water
  • Sights should no longer become blocked while in ADS position after attaching high-magnification scopes
  • Fixed an issue preventing some teammates’ map markers from showing on the compass
  • Fixed some problems preventing interacting pop-ups from functioning properly in certain situations
  • Fixed the problem preventing players from changing seats in vehicles
  • Fixed the problem wherein turning off BGM in the lobby setting window didn’t work
  • There was a bug causing players to sometimes get stuck in a leaning position (caused by going prone while leaning). This is now fixed.

What do you think of all the changes and improvements done by Bluehole in the PUBG Xbox One May update? What are you most excited for about finally being able to fight on Miramar on the console version of the title? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

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