Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene announced via Twitter that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting its first-person servers with the next update. They will be brought to solo and duo games in the EU and NA regions. When the system is polished, they will be available worldwide. Sammie Kang, a lead community manager at BlueHole, revealed that a FOV slider would be added as well.
The PUBG officials’ announcement has quickly become a central topic in gaming forums. Players have been asking for first-person servers for quite some time. Now, it seems the PUBG is undergoing major changes and developers took into account players’ requests for additional features.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is mainly a third-person game, but the FOV sliders in first-person can be a bit narrower as compared to similar games. The option of swivelling the camera 360 degrees around a character in third person provides players with a better vision of their surroundings. Game developers have already confirmed that the field of view slider has been implemented internally and testing procedures are currently on the agenda.
However, PUBG developers emphasized that the implementation of a dedicated first-person mode was a complicated process. Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene hurried up to warn players that it might take a bit longer to see the first-person mode in the game. He was quoted as saying that the first-person servers require a lot of efforts on development team’s end.
Meanwhile, PUBG got a new patch that addresses the UI performance and the Care Package airplane. As for the bug fixes, the patch deals with the inventory display on 4:3 resolution as well as the issue where the airplane becomes immobile in the sky in the beginning of a round. Players are no longer allowed to fire weapons in a vehicle from underwater. Grenades’ unavailability and the difficulties in picking up mags from some areas of the lobby are among the other bug fixes the patch brought.