PUBG hits 3 million concurrent players, breaking its own record


PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is perhaps the world's most popular last-man-standing shooter on the market today, boasting over 26 million owners on Steam (±151,338) according to Steam Spy.

Over 20 million copies of the game have been sold since its launch into Early Acess, along with the title surpassing titans of the industry such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 in the concurrent player count on Steam. This simple yet handy adjustment is live now, and is yet another example of developer Bluehole Studio dilligently working on making both the Xbox One and PC editions of the game as intuitive as possible. The developer also said that a multitude of issues were to blame for the in-game lag to become worse or happen more frequently in the past few weeks, which is why it was not able fix things more quickly.

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The PUBG team explains that it was a "combination of causes" that resulted in this lag and issues with character placement readjustment. Of course, this isn't accounting for the sizeable player base built up on Xbox One since it released on the console December 12. The issues can not be attributed to one or two causes and have stemmed from a combination of different factors which is why we need to continuously work on resolving and investigating the problem.

The PUBG squads patch should be available to install now. More info about this patch will be released in the coming days. It is also worth noting that this patch reduces recoil across all weapons on the Xbox One version only.

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