A few days ago PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds rolled out a substantial new update which a raft of features and changes, some of which have been better received than others. Firstly, there are a couple of exciting new features that have proven really popular since launching. The addition of a first-person only servers has really brought a different feel to the game and is a really refreshing change for those who have spent a lot of time perfecting their PUB gameplay.
The Field of Vision is massively improved here to compensate for the lack of third-person players, although many players have reported that the atmosphere is far more tense. You are no longer able to see as well outside of your Field of Vision so it’s a lot easier for players to sneak up on you, and likewise for you to approach others. This is a global effect though so it’s a level playing field. There’s also a new animation for collecting loot which speeds up the process a bit, another thing that players are happy with.
Following the update we now have access to the first purchaseable loot crates. Players weren’t expecting this feature until after the game left Early Access so there’s been a lot of negative reaction. The cost is also not negligible as a full outfit will cost you $10 without any additional choices alongside it. The developers defended their reasoning as testing, and you can see the full argument they present here alongside the full patch notes. It’s a shame this has left such a bad feeling in players’ mouths after the excellent first-person server update offers the potential for further growth from them game.