PUBG Xbox UPDATE 11: New patch released today after server downtime – here’s what it does
PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds players should be able to download the new Xbox One update following this mornings downtime for the game.
However, in addition, the PUBG Help account has also revealed that the PC Steam game will be brought offline later tonight for offline maintenance on PC.
"PC players, we will be running a 3-hour server maintenance period on our live servers to implement additional changes to our backend systems," explained the Twitter account.
"The maintenance will start Mar 21 7PM PDT / Mar 22 3AM CET / Mar 22 11AM KST. Thank you for your understanding."
In addition to this, the developers at Bluehole has also opened the PC test servers to " test the stability of upcoming changes."
The help account also teased that the test server will also feature some brand new content. Although no details were shared about exactly what sort of content this could be, but the devs promised to share more information "soon".
• Stay tuned for more updates and information
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ORIGINAL STORY – PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds players have got a brand new Xbox One update released today.
Developers Bluehole Inc confirmed the news on Twitter this morning that a big new PUBG Xbox One update is being rolled out.
The new patch notes have also been released and include news on what's changed in the games latest build – Patch Notes 11.
The official PUBG twitter account explained that this new update includes It includes framerate optimization, changes to reduce crashing, inventory usability improvements, as well as some additional changes and bug fixes.
On the official blog post, the community manager also told fans:
"The team’s efforts on “Patch 11” have been focused on continued performance optimization, and stability improvements across the family of Xbox consoles. We are also introducing changes to inventory management, in an effort to increase the speed at which players can navigate menus and change their loadout.
"We continue to monitor crash data, and look to further reduce the frequency of crashes with each update through Game Preview and beyond. "
As with most PUBG Xbox updates, the game will need to go offline for around 30 minutes to make way for the new patch, starting at 1AM PDT / 9AM CET – which is 8AM GMT.
It should be noted that fans who download the new PUBG update will also need to restart their Xbox after the patch goes live.
Keep reading to see the new Xbox Patch Notes, below:
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PUBG PATCH NOTES:
Performance / Optimization / Stability
- Implemented texture changes to improve graphical performance
- Optimized vehicle profiles to improve framerate
- Additional fixes to reduce crashes
- The layout of the inventory has been improved, adding focal points to identify selected areas, a clearer button guide and tooltips
- Improved selection of weapon slots and attachments – players can change the focus and selection by using the D-Pad
- Quick scrolling has been added by using LT/RT buttons
- A counter has been added to show the number of players remaining on the airplane
- Reminder to the community that the Varsity Jacket (also known as the PUBG5 jacket) announced last week will be rewarded to players after March 22nd 12:01AM. Look for it in your in-game inventory from March 22nd, inside the customization tab of the menu.
- Fixed issue that caused players to hear footsteps when no other players were in the vicinity
- Fixed an issue that prevented the blue zone from being displayed correctly
News of this new Xbox One PUBG update comes after last week Bluehole announced that the early access Xbox game had crossed 5 million players.
Back in early December, Microsoft announced that the game had amassed a million players on Xbox One.
In one month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – you might have heard of it – had amassed 3 million players on Xbox One.
This doesn't equate exactly to sales (as many of you have pointed out – my apologies) as multiple accounts can access a game on an Xbox One.
It's even more impressive that PUBG raced to 1 million players in just 48 hours on Xbox One.
Today, that number has once again grown.
"Today we celebrate a huge milestone for the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS community," writes Microsoft in its 5,000,000 player video celebration.