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PUBG update 9 hits Xbox One but there’s no new map yet

Mike Harradence Updated on by

Bluehole has rolled out PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds update 9 for Xbox One users today, although disappointingly it does not come with the new desert map many were anticipating.

Still, there’s plenty of key bugs squashed in the update, as well as various improvements to general gameplay that should ensure the Xbox One edition of the every-man-for-himself shooter delivers a more polished experience.

For staters, party matchmaking has been tweaked so that it is now influenced by the player’s MMR, squad member colour visibility has been improved, and you can now rotate your character during customisation using the right analogue stick.

Bluehole has also been busy with its can of bug spray, with a number of issues ironed out, including floating objects, water sound effects, areas of the terrain that caused players to become stuck, unexpected deaths while moving during a fall, and revives being cancelled among many more.

Finally, update 9 contains a number of key optimisation and stability improvements, such as removing game crashes when a player opens their inventory and when HDR is enabled. 

Be sure to check out the full list of patch notes for update 9 on the official message boards. It was recently confirmed that PUBG had hit 30 million players worldwide, although it seems that active users are starting to dip somewhat.

PUBG: Battlegrounds

on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release Date:

December 20, 2017