The newest replace to battle royale juggernaut PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is concentrated nearly solely on reining within the recreation’s bots, which for the previous two weeks have been waging a brutal struggle on human gamers.
“We have deployed an update with additional changes to the bot balance adjustments applied in Update 12.1, reducing the overall strength and effectiveness of bots when engaged in combat against players,” the official patch notes learn. “We are closely monitoring player sentiment related to bots and will make additional changes if needed, please continue sharing your feedback with us.”
The modifications embrace a discount to bot accuracy when firing on gamers and decreased response occasions. The distance from which PUBG bots will swap to a gun’s full-auto mode has additionally been shortened, that means they’ll stick with single-fire extra usually throughout engagements.
While bots have been controversial amongst PUBG gamers because the second they had been carried out in 2020, the final two weeks have seen an uptick in complaints. After a May 26 update that, amongst different issues, improved bot AI, gamers more and more discovered themselves being taken down by non-human opponents with seemingly superhuman reactions. Some in contrast these new bots to cheaters using wallhacks and auto-aim to identify them behind cowl and land tough pictures with ease.
PUBG gamers usually jokingly referred to those beefed-up bots as Terminators, however seeing as Fortnite nabbed that property earlier this year, the builders in all probability weren’t too anxious about lacking out on a profitable crossover with these changes. Not solely will this enhance the expertise for gamers, however hopefully it’ll forestall Skynet from coming on-line just a bit bit longer too.