PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has practically been going through one scandal at least every month for the past few months; from possible paid custom matchmaking to a controversial lawsuit against Fortnite that they backed down on eventually. One persistent problem the game has faced, however, has been the number of bugs and technical problems. Even with its immense popularity, players all over have wanted PUBG Corp. to do something about these issues. The phrase 'Fix PUBG' has become a widely used and known term amongst Internet forums and discussions. It's for this reason that the company has started a new campaign named after this phrase: The Fix PUBG Campaign.
Announced via their Steam page, PUBG Corp. intends to use this campaign to solve all the ongoing issues and criticisms that have surrounded the Battle Royale shooter as of late. As they put it on the post: "For the duration of the campaign, we'll be entirely focused on addressing problems with the game, including bugs, long-needed quality-of-life improvements, and fundamental performance improvements. Throughout this campaign, we'll share specifics about what we're working on and the expected time it'll take to address the issues. Then we'll deliver on our promises." It's a tall order, and one the developer has really grown serious about fulfilling. The campaign has already started with a patch that's now live, addressing and fixing issues like FPS caps, limb penetration systems, and graphics sharpening.
As far as the actual campaign goes, it will last for a period of 3 months starting from now (August). PUBG Corp. even went so far as to make an official website for the campaign, which features an in-depth developer roadmap that monitors how each aspect of the game is shaping up. These aspects break down in terms of things like matchmaking, cheating, client and server performance, etc. As these issues are fixed, the graphs on the site will change in turn. By combining this with max communication towards the player base, the company hopes to resolve the many bugs and performance issues, as well as tackle any that players find themselves. This campaign will be applied to the Xbox One and PC versions of the game, and will even go on to tackle problems such as the tick rate and shot desync. Cheaters are being handled in numerous new ways, including legally, as the company has been working closely with legal authorities to crack down on all forms of cheating PUBG has been exposed to.
All in all, there are an expansive amount of changes and fixes coming to PUBG these next few months. Hopefully, once we reach the light at the end of the tunnel three months later, we'll be looking at a much smoother and better experience. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, and Android/iOS devices. The mobile versions of the game are free-to-play, while the PC and console versions need to be purchased. For the entire introduction to the Fix PUBG Campaign, you can view the developer's official post on Steam. Don't forget to check out the new website too, as it provides a nice overhead look at what all is coming in PUBG's future. As mentioned, this site will update as more issues are fixed, so it'll be good to check in on from time to time.