Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile is getting a large v1.0 update to boost performance on September 9, just two months before a $2 million eSports tournament for the game begins.
Tencent, the developer behind the mobile version of the popular battle royale game, say that the version 1.0 update will bring “new tech, new UX, new gameplay features and more to deliver the most realistic tactical tournament experience on mobile.” Improvements to expect include massively increased frame rates and decreased lag on devices, a re-designed main lobby and changes to many in-game graphics and animations such as sprinting and parachuting.
Further improvements included in the update are improved lighting, more realistic shooting animations and improved player models and textures to “provide a more realistic feel and high-quality experience.”, according to a press release from the development team.
The update will be released ahead of the launch of the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC), which is a new event combining the PUBG MOBILE World League and World Championships. The first season of PMGC (named Season Zero) will start in late November, with professional teams from around the world competing for a share of the $2 million prize pool. If possible, a live audience will be present at this event, though the organisers admit that the current state of affairs may mean this is not possible. The developer is not new to hosting online-only events, with this year’s PUBG MOBILE World League East becoming the most popular online event, according to Esports Charts.
Via: The Verge