PUBG Gets 60fps Mode On PS4 Pro And Xbox One X

PUBG console patch 9.1 adds frame rate priority mode to PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, allowing players on the more powerful systems to get up to 60fps gameplay. The screen resolution for the new mode will be limited to 1080p.

Update 9.1 also adds the new map, Paramo, which features an active volcano and flowing lava across the landscape. It’s also partly procedurally generated, so the new PUBG map feels different every time you play. However, because of the ever-shifting nature of the map, it’s located in a separate matchmaking pool called Seasonal Match. Wins here will not count towards your stats.

Paramo Map Rules

  • 3×3 km playable area with dynamic map locations.
  • 64 Players
  • TPP Squads Only
  • No Red Zones
  • The Blue Zone shrinks slowly but deals more damage compared to other maps, even in the early phases of the match.
  • Motorcycles are the only vehicle available on Paramo and can usually be found near small villages.

The map also features helicopters that fly on an automated route across the map and into the highlands, which you can only reach via helicopter. The choppers also drop off care packages that you can break open if you happen to be on the ground when one falls. These can feature full-body camo, ghillie suits, and a camo backpack.

Elsewhere, the patch introduced a new Ranked mode for solo players, meaning you can now climb the rankings on your own. It’s a good time to start, too, since this marks the beginning of Season 9 and ranks have been reset along with leaderboards. Here are the new rules for Ranked Mode Season 9.

PUBG Ranked Mode Season 9 Rules

  • Points earned per kill and assist have been increased by 50%.

Sanhok Blue Zone Adjustment

  • Compared to other maps, the number of players who die in Phase 2 is very high. We’ve made some Blue Zone changes which we believe will improve the overall pacing of Sanhok matches.
  • Increased the size and waiting time of Phase 2
  • Removed the dynamic Blue Zone mechanic which scaled circle speeds based on the number of players alive.
  • Please note, these changes are only to Ranked Sanhok matches.

Item Spawns

  • Increased AR/DMR Magazines spawns
  • Increased 4x, 6x and 8x spawns
  • Increased Canted Sight spawns
  • Slightly decreased the spawn rates of 2x and 3x spawns
  • Decreased Handgun/SMG Magazines spawns
  • Decreased Handgun spawns, along with 9mm and .45ACP ammo

Vehicle spawns

  • Esports vehicle spawn locations will now always spawn a vehicle.
  • Added to Care Packages
  • MG3 has been added Care Packages on all Ranked maps

PUBG Corp has also tweaked a bunch of weapons for Season 9, nerfing the Beryl and SLR. Here are the notes for those:

PUBG 9.1 Beryl and SLR Nerf

Beryl M762

  • Base damage reduction: 46 → 44
  • Increased vertical recoil of early spray by 5%
  • Increased horizontal recoil of early spray by 5%
  • Slightly increased the min horizontal recoil

SLR

  • Based damage reduction: 58 → 56
  • Increased recoil during ADS by 5%
  • Increased loss of bullet velocity by distance by 15%

Other changes include the ability to remap keys to your controller and changes in bot ratios. Instead of quickly filling the match with bots, each session will now wait up to five minutes to try and fill to 100 players before making up any shortfall with bots.

PUBG Corp is also looking at bringing the frame rate improvements to other consoles. See below for a rundown of bug fixes in Update 9.1.

PUBG 9.1 Bug Fixes

Gameplay

  • Fixed the issue where players could cancel the reload animation of M249 to reduce the time to reload.
  • Fixed the issue where the player is stuck in a single direction when parachuting.
  • Fixed the issue where after using the gas can to fill up the car, you can discard remaining items without opening inventory.
  • Fixed the issue where the sensitivity of casting cancellation in moving vehicle was inconsistent between PC and console platforms.
  • Fixed the issue where the player can shoot through a wall with a UZI in FPP at a certain location.
  • Fixed the issue where the player could cancel the reloading of M249.
  • Fixed the issue where the throwing distance varied between TPP/FPP.World
  • [Miramar] Fixed an issue of colliding into an invisible object near a cactus in Impala.
  • [Miramar] Fixed an issue of certain parts of the rocky areas west to Puerto Paraiso was transparent.

UI/UX

  • Fixed the issue where players damage in match history and match report page shown differently
  • Fixed the issue where unrelated system message displayed when player stays certain amount of time at the out game screen such as lobby, customize screen.
  • Fixed the typo in the loading screen of the training map.
  • Fixed the issue where changing the volume of Gameplay / UI / Music in Settings – Audio tab does not apply in real time.
  • Fixed an issue where the ingame banners were not shown in some regions.
  • (PS4 Only) Fixed an issue where the Item Exchange Window is duplicated when exchanging items.
  • Fixed an issue where the makeup preview is not displayed as intended when there are more than four rows showing.
  • Fixed an issue where an unintended message is shown when waiting in the lobby for a certain period of time.
  • Fixed an issue where the player character’s UI on the world map was slightly shacking when the player was on the move.
  • Fixed the issue where the fifth kill feed was not displayed as intended.
  • [Arena Mode] Fixed the typo for Georgopol Downtown.
  • Fixed the issue where the highlight is gone if you scroll down from the settings, game play tab, use items continuously and then going into deathcam.
  • [PTS] Fixed an issue where the old Sanhok image was displayed on the Normal Match button in Random map mode.

Skin & Item

  • Fixed the issue where characters appearance could distort when equipping Madsy Utility Belt with certain other clothing items.
  • Fixed the issue where wrong item being displayed when previewing Jockey boots with a male character

Spectating

  • Fixed the issue where player’s number could mismatch the number displayed on the player list when observing a match.
  • Fixed the issue where M16’s iron sight could block players ADS view when attaching scopes.
  • Fixed the issue where players could receive wrong penalty pop-ups when trying to leave the match after spectating the killer.
  • Fixed the issue where you can’t return to free look while spectating a player in Custom Match Observer mode.

PUBG 8.3 – the last major update – added ferries to Erangel.

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