There’s some good news and a little bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG) July update is slipping to the first week of August. That news comes straight from PlayerUnknown himself in the official Discord chat for the game.
“This monthly update will be coming the first week of August. The final week of July is a little crazy for us, so we needed to push the update 1 week.”
7/25/2017 UPDATE: PlayerUnknown confirmed the July update is coming on August 3. It will include the FOV slider and first-person servers I cover below. And a yet unannounced rifle. Three new crates full of cosmetics are also coming. I’ll be covering the much deeper customization coming to PUBG in another post Update ends.
No word on how (or if) this will affect the timing of the August monthly update. Also, don’t expect vaulting. PlayerUnknown said on the same Discord that “vaulting will take us a little longer.”
As for the new maps? “Maps will take some time yet. They are still very early in development,” says PlayerUnknown. It sounds like the first new map is at least a couple of months away.
With that out of the way, here’s what we know is coming to the next content update for PUBG.
FOV slider. This news is a few days old, but most of us probably missed it. One of the folks at Bluehole (smookie) dropped the info in a recent Twitch stream.
How freaking hyped are we for 1st person. Seem like its gonna be implemented with this monthly patch =D pic.twitter.com/wBxcBxhVjj
— P0STYxd (@Postyxd) July 10, 2017
First-person servers. These servers are coming to the EU/NA region first for Solo & Duo games. Once the devs are happy with how well they perform, they’ll push first-person servers to all regions.
We will bring 1st person only to EU/NA SOLO & DUO games first, and once we have polished the system, we will expand to other regions.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) July 13, 2017
First-person servers will crank up the tension even more. If that’s possible. Plus, it’ll change the way we play since we can’t manipulate the third-person camera to see around cover and into buildings.
The Curse Trials event went with first-person servers. Now, everyone can see how it plays.
That’s all we know about coming in the next monthly update so far. No word on a new weapon, but I would be surprised if we didn’t see one. We’ve seen a new gun added in each content update since launch.
That’s what we know so far. I’ll keep this post updated as more details hit. And remember, July’s monthly update is now coming in the first week of August.
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