Anyone who has played Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (a player versus player action game where up to 100 players fight in a deathmatch to be the last one standing) will probably know the frustration of being unable to climb on anything and that the absence of climbing in the game greatly limits the player’s movements and playing style. Fortunately, the long-awaited climbing and vaulting system has been finally revealed in test server on November 15th, 2017.
Although climbing and vaulting animation might not sound very exciting and pretty basic at first, it will definitely have a big impact on the game. This change will now give players the sheer freedom to traverse small obstacles and vertical structures and even break through windows. It means that players will need to change their strategy in approaching their targets. Now, there will be more routes and ways to get into the same location. This means that you will need to be extra careful in keeping the distance between your enemies because walls and obstacles will no longer slow them down.
This new system will make PUBG much more astonishing and interesting because it will allow close range fights to be less predictable and will have more actions involved, with players climbing over obstacles to flank opponents and jumping out of windows.
This recent update in test server does not end here. They have also modified the accuracy of weapons and the hit areas, which will result in improved accuracy for others. For instance, the neck is now protected by the helmet and damage to the chest is increased. Out of all the added features in the 1.0 update, the ballistics overhaul will definitely be the game changer. Air drag will now affect the ballistics from firearms, meaning bullets will slow down over time. This means that it will be more difficult to hit targets at a long distance.
PUBG has sold over 20 million copies in less than eight months, making it the most popular game on Steam. This update will shape the game in a whole different direction and improve the overall playing experience, making PUBG a stronger nominee for the Game of the Year title from the Game Awards.