PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a royal combat game aimed at hunting weapons and using stealth or other techniques to be the last living person. Although the count of players has dropped in the last few months, it is still one of the most influential experiences out there.
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The difference between the newcomers and experienced players has recently become severe. Many times, new players can’t even get a single kill until someone who has been playing the game for years kills them. Well, developer PUBG Corp. is adding bots on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, in an attempt to improve that. Joon Choi, Lead Project Manager, reported the following on the website of the game.
“As happens with many games, we’ve seen the general skill level of our players grow significantly over the last three years. While PUBG veterans continue to hone their skills and improve, we’re seeing more often than many newer players are being eliminated early with no kills – and oftentimes with no damage dealt. You’ve been telling us for a while that the widening skill gap is creating a more and more challenging environment for some of our players and we’re now ready to talk about our plan to help this. In an effort to provide more ways for players to hone their skills and be able to fully enjoy what PUBG has to offer, we’ve decided to introduce bots with Update 7.1. Bots can have both positive or negative effects on a game depending on how well it is programmed… systems were put in to make sure that the bots’ accuracy differs based on range… we’ve set loot targets for our bots so that they loot and have the appropriate items for each phase.”
That will hopefully result in less frustration. Only time will say whether gamers who still play PUBG receive the addition of bots.