H1Z1 Players Plummet As Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Take Over

Steve Phelps
February 22, 2018

That's not to say that development on new features has completely stalled; they've teased the idea that a new map is under development.

Also expected to roll out soon are changes to matchmaking that will sort and prioritize users by ping.

The planet-conquering PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will get its third in-game map within the first half of this year - AKA, before the end of June. Having a high ping in PUBG typically results in a bad experience for the high ping player's opponents more than anything else, creating uneven and unpredictable fights.

Earlier this month the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds console pack was introduced by Microsoft, which actually saw its release just yesterday, including a 1TB Xbox One S model alongside the popular title, which we should remind you is a console exclusive.

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Back in December 2017, the PUBG team announced that they were considering to introduce a maximum ping limit but the update has been delayed as the resources were focused on cheat blocking.

According to a recent announcement, a million accounts were banned in January alone. PUBG Corp has stated that its focus has "shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort" despite major features and improvements suffering because of it. They plan on new content and "extensive battle royale experiences" for "deeper and more realistic gameplay". This should split the match pool for the game rather than outright restricting connections based exclusively on ping. The first trials for this, which could prove pretty terminal for those playing in regions other than their own, will begin this week. You'll no longer be able to see the inside of the aeroplane at the start of a match, for example, but can check the number of remaining passengers via a new counter on the UI.

The online multiplayer battle royale game PUBG will be receiving a Ping-based Matchmaking system and some new maps will also be added. Although no specific date has been disclosed for it.

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