PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds First XB1 Update Features Visual And Performance Improvements

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (short for PUBG) is a part of the Xbox Game Preview program. The game is still in active development on PC and Xbox One and now the developers have shared details of the first update that is being planned for the game on Xbox One and Xbox One X.

The first update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds promises improvements to the visuals and performance along with disabling the keyboard support. The keyboard support allowed some users to open an in-game settings menu which showcased the various visual options, however these settings were locked to a certain setting making them useless.


  • Gas can now be used while on bike or bike with sidecar


  • Equipment icons on HUD will now be visible
  • Player icon is now more clearly visible on the world map
  • UI prompts now appear when reload and enter a vehicle options are present


  • Tweaked hair color options


  • Cleaned up sidecar passenger animations in first person view
  • Fixed player camera issues while a passenger on the backseat of a Buggy
  • Addressed arm animations specific to holding some weapons
  • Character now correctly faces the proper direction when stopping while swimming


  • First pass visual and performance improvements
  • Slightly improved anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Xbox One S
  • Localization updates for Vietnamese, Spanish,(Spain/Mexico)
  • Controls on motorcycle no longer inverted
  • Keyboard functionality is disabled

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances of player nametags not properly displaying in the lobby during Squad and Duo play
  • Fixed minor animation while crouching and prone
  • Fixed issues where curtains on windows block line of sight of players in the TPP mode
  • Fixed an issue where when Squad leader left the party, voice chat ceased to function as intended
  • Fixed issue where players could lean out of vehicles even when obstructed
  • Fixed collision of cardboard boxes in Yasnaya city
  • Fixed typo in the controller guide
  • Other minor fixes

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available as Game Preview program on the Xbox One and can be bought for $29.99. The game is also available on Steam as Early Access title while the full release is planned sometime next year.

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