The bad news to begin with is that from now on, there will be no more live patches coming to the game until the big 1.0 launch planned for both the PC and Xbox One release later this year. What this means is that once this week’s live patch launches, there’ll be no more.
The test server on the other hand will receive an update that’ll bring the oft-requested vaulting and climbing mechanics. These features will remain in the test server “for at least a month.” This will be rolled out in three phases to ensure that each one is as stable as possible.
According to the developers, the first phase will see the introduction of the vaulting and climbing mechanic, another will see more testing of these features, as well as the addition of “new content”. The third phase will introduce the game’s desert map which was unveiled a few weeks back.
So basically, the main live Early Access version of the game will see no more updates after this week. The test server on the other hand will be used for just that – testing some of the brand new features coming to the game when it eventually launches into Version 1.0 later this year.
Unfortunately we’re yet to receive a definitive date for the game’s Version 1.0 launch, and considering the “end of the year” is coming pretty quickly, the developer only has two months to do this.
That being said, it’s entirely likely that the game will launch along side the release of the Xbox One X which hits shelves this November. PUBG on Xbox One will likely sell this new console like hot cakes, especially ahead of the holiday season.