Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Announces Ping-Based Matchmaking, Teases New Map

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Announces Ping-Based Matchmaking, Teases New Map

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. It seems that development has been slowing, however, as PUBG Corp states that the effort to combat cheaters has detracted from its upcoming ping-based matchmaking and inevitable third map. More than a million accounts were banned in January alone.

"Find out at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, where Greene will be presenting an extensive Design track talk on the subject titled "'PLAYERUNKNOWN': "From Mod Creator to Creative Director of PUBG".

The new map was announced past year, and is expected to feature a landscape pulled from the area around the Adriatic Sea.

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The blog post also clarified that development of some new features have been delayed due to focusing the team on anti-cheat efforts.

"We would like to ask for our players' generous understanding that despite the team's eagerness to share what we have been planning and working on, the timing had to be changed".

That won't be the only thing that will be revealed in March, the developers have assured that they realize that fans are wondering about the developmental plans, so they too will be revealed alongside new Maps. This should split the match pool for the game rather than outright restricting connections based exclusively on ping. "The team is expecting to improve the overall play experience by splitting the matching pool rather than restricting connection depending on ping". Instead, it will prioritise low-ping players when filling up servers during matchmaking. The first trials for this, which could prove pretty terminal for those playing in regions other than their own, will begin this week. Although no specific date has been disclosed for it. The game's current maps are set in Russia (Erangel) and Central America (Miramar).

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