PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is about to get some changes across the board as a new patch is set to arrive to address some balancing issues with gear and attachments.
In a blog post, PUBG Corp. detailed these upcoming changes which apply to most of the game’s weapons, attachments, and more controversially, the level-three helmet. Unfortunately PUBG Corp. didn’t dive deep into details, but they did reveal the reason behind the changes:
“According to our research, only a few specific types of weapons (ARs) are used in most situations. We believe the choice about which gun to use should be based on personal preference and its effectiveness in any given situation, rather than simply ‘which gun is strongest.’ Our goal is to make it so no one gun will feel objectively better than the others.”
The same thinking is behind the game’s attachment changes that’ll stop certain attachments from being “better”.
These changes will of course make the game much more “casual” which would likely upset some of the game’s hardcore fans. Not only that, one of PUBG‘s iconic gear will now be only available in airdrops: The level-three helmet. The reason for the decision is due to the helmet’s ability to prevent fatal headshots, which the developer deems to be too overpowered to be a part of random loot.
Changes will first make their way to the game’s Test Servers, but as this is such a huge change to the game’s balance, it may be tweaked several times before making its way to live servers.
“The plan is to keep tweaking and tuning each weapon over time, so we’ll need your help (and all your honest feedback) to get it right,” the developer wrote.