PUBG – PC 1.0 Update #19

This patch features a ton of game changes and quality of life improvements including limb penetration, improvements to item stacking and weapon attachment UI, “Uncapped” FPS setting, dynamic weather on Erangel and Miramar and performance optimizations

coming up in patch 19!

Gameplay

  • Bullet penetration system is now applied to arms and hands.
    • When bullet hits the arm/hand of the character, it will penetrate following its ballistic curve. The result will be different depending on whether the arm/hand is blocking more vulnerable body parts.
      • When a bullet penetrates a arm/hand and strikes a more vulnerable body part behind it, the greater damage will be applied. In other words, if a player’s arm/hand takes a bullet while blocking their head, the full headshot damage will be applied. This penetration system works for the head, torso, and waist only.
      • If a bullet penetrates the arm/hand, but no vulnerable body part is behind it, only the arm/hand damage will be applied
    • Arm/hand penetration is disabled for shotguns
    • Bullet penetration is not applied to legs.
  • When exiting vehicles while pressing the sprint key, sprint now remains engaged. This way you won’t have to release and press the button again to start sprinting.
  • If a teammate disconnects, but is still alive in game, other teammates couldn’t see the game reward (result) screen after all other teammates died. Now players can check even if there are disconnected players in their team.
    • If a disconnected teammate reconnects the game, and finishes the game with better result, teammates will receive any additional rewards earned by that player.
    • To prevent abuse, other teammates cannot see the Deathcam until all players, including the disconnected player, have died.
  • Adjusted the position of the QBZ to feel more natural and less obstructive when seen from FPP.
  • When getting on a motorbike, if the driver’s seat is empty, it’s now much easier to enter the driver’s seat (and not accidentally get on the passenger seat).

UI/UX

  • Dropping items in stacks has been improved.
    • Quantity can now be adjusted using a slider.
    • Alt key + left mouse button immediately drops the full stack.
    • Alt key + right mouse button now drops half the stack.
  • Weapon attachment management when replacing items has been improved.
    • Removed or replaced attachments will now drop onto the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • When attaching directly from loot, the replaced attachment will be dropped on the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • When replacing an extended magazine with a quickdraw magazine, the extended magazine and overflow ammunition will be dropped on the floor.
    • When detaching an attachment by right-clicking, the attachment will be dropped on the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • Pressing Alt while right-clicking a weapon now detaches all attachments on that weapon.
      • Attachments will be sent to the inventory or dropped on the floor if inventory is full.
    • Eliminated teammates can now place markers on the map.
    • Equipped weapons HUD now shows slot numbers for improved readability.
    • Kill feed now displays personal knock-outs.
    • Sharpening option has been added to graphics settings.
      • You may now enhance sharpness independently of post-processing options.
    • Added an option to set a maximum frame rate
      • Maximum lobby FPS: 30 / 60 / Unlimited
      • Maximum in-game FPS: Unlimited + Smooth Off / Unlimited + Smooth On / Display Based / Custom
      • “Smooth” is an Unreal Engine feature that’s explained in more detail in a response posted here.
      • Colorblind settings have been improved.
        • The following colors now change according to the selected colorblind type.
          • Scope and reticle colors
          • Blood
          • Supply Crate Smoke
        • Markers placed on maps are now numbered, so color is not the only way to distinguish them.Now you can move your mouse cursor to another monitor when the system menu, world map, or inventory is opened, if you use multi-monitorsPlayers may now mute individual teammates.(ESC > Options > Team Management Tab)

World

  • Dynamic weather has been added to Erangel and Miramar.
    • Erangel: Overcast
    • Miramar: Overcast, Sunset
      • Overcast setting includes dynamic weather, and includes rain, fog, etc. during the game.
  • Erangel has received some improvements.
    • Small clusters of houses have been added to some areas of Erangel.
    • More tactical landscapes have been added near the river.
  • Added trees in the open area surrounding the Sosnovka Military Base.
  • Miramar has received some improvements.
    • More dirt roads have been added for better vehicle effectiveness.
    • Certain high-slope sections of roads have been lowered to enhance vehicle effectiveness.

Custom Match

  • Additional Custom Match presets have been added.
    • 1 Normal Mode Setting: Early Access Setting
      • Lvl 3 Helmets and clothing spawns in world.
      • Item spawns are more scarce.
      • Blue Zone damage is weaker.
      • Jet skis do not spawn.
    • 1 Esports Mode: Gamescom Invitational 2017 Setting
      • Same as the Early Access Setting, but without the Red Zone and 1.5x AR spawn.
  • When Overcast weather is selected when hosting a Custom Match, the following dynamic weather settings may be adjusted in the Advanced options.
    • WeatherChange StartTime Min
    • WeatherChange StartTime Max
    • WeatherChange Duration Min
    • WeatherChange Duration Max
    • No Change Weight
    • Change to Rain Weight
    • Change to Fog Weight
  • Custom Match sessions are now listed in order of the number of players joined, instead of time created.
  • When creating eSports mode, redzone option is fixed to ‘off’
  • When you create a custom match, you must fill in the game title to proceed further
  • Added Bullet Tracer function to Observer
    • Backspace: toggle On/Off the function
    • Shift + Backspace: toggle On/Off team color
    • Ctrl + Backspace: change tracer effect
    • You can change the hotkey in Settings > Control > Observer Mode

Performance

  • Improved frame rate by optimizing weapons not currently held in hand.
  • Level streaming has been enhanced to increase performance.
  • Smoke and flames from vehicles have been optimized to improve frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate hitches would occur when environment effects were created.
  • Server performance has been improved by adjusting the replication rate.
    • Previously, replication for all visible characters in sight was refreshed every frame. Now, replication rate differs according to distance from the player.
  • Network code has been adjusted to slightly increase server performance.
  • Lessened the discrepancy between the aim of the spectated player and the moving target being shot at.
  • Optimized CPU performance by improving the graphic rendering function.
  • Optimized GPU resources to lower GPU burden and improve performance.
  • Optimized attachment related rendering resources to improve performance.
  • Optimized fog to increase performance.
    • Previously 2 separate fog effects were used for the overall effect, they’ve now been merged together to improve performance.
  • Optimized grass assets to reduce memory resources used and improve performance.

Sound

  • Decreased the volume of vehicle sounds for players inside vehicles in FPP mode

 

Replay

  • The replay system has now been updated to a newer version and past replay files cannot be played anymore
  • Fixed an issue where War Mode/eSports mode replays were not saved successfully

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where destroying doors with grenades or Molotovs did not display debris.
  • Fixed an issue where some free-falling characters appeared to be locked in default free-fall animation.
  • Fixed an issue where pausing in replay did not pause the sounds.
  • Fixed an issue where a frying pan and a firearm could be held at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the breath gauge did not appear in killer spectating, death cam, or replay.
  • Fixed an issue where spectating in FPP showed inaccurate character locations.
  • Fixed an issue where a player that had been disconnected and reconnected could voice chat with the player he/she is spectating through killer spectating, if his/her team was eliminated while the player was disconnected.
  • Fixed an issue where leaning was possible while in an emote animation.
  • Fixed an issue where two players moving in a small space could sometimes get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue where the reporting screen message in spectator mode was displayed in English only
  • Fixed an issue where player names weren’t displayed correctly in the death cam if the player had died by vehicle explosion or suicide.
  • Fixed an issue where the limb penetration system was not applied properly.
  • Fixed the issue which prevented players from changing the red dot reticle when using an SMG.
  • Fixed an issue where throwables could pass through character models

 

Source: PUBG.com