PUBG Corporation has just rolled out a new update for the PC version of PUBG bringing a number of changes to the gaming experience. The new patch, Update 22 introduces a new ranking system to the game along with a new radial menu that allows gamers to choose grenades and dealing items. The company was earlier testing the update on a test server and it just rolled out the update for all the PUBG players. As the update starting rolling out, it is evident that the players are not happy with the new update.
They have taken to online forums and discussion websites such as the PUBG subreddit to voice their displeasure. According to a report by Polygon, the prime culprits seem to be the new matchmaking system and region locking. For the uninitiated, match-making is a process where the system selecting gamers logging in to play to the game, together in a group for the multiplayer sessions. The report noted that the new update is making “a global matchmaking pool that mashes everyone together”.
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This affects the connection ping rate and overall experience of the game in case the game puts a player on a server that is geographically far off than the nearest available server. The report also noted that not all regions seem to be affected by the match-making issue. The update has also caused issues related to desynchronization in addition to the above-mentioned problems.
Players are also requesting PUBG Corporation to segregate the players from China in a separate pool. The reason for this is because the players from this region are most likely to cheating or hacking. The company issued a statement noting that a bug was responsible for the problems with global match-making and that it will be patched soon.