The immensely popular PUBG is about to get a framerate boost of 60 FPS, not on next-gen consoles, but on current-gen consoles.
Whether you’re a fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (better known as PUBG) or not, there’s no denying that this phenomenon is one of the most popular games of this generation, and while it obviously never started the genre, it’s also one of the main reasons why the battle royale hype has continued to grow in such high popularity.
However, PUBG on current-gen consoles, more specifically PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, is about to get a performance upgrade, upping the framerate to 60 FPS, while bringing down the resolution to 1080p, which is often the case when such options are available. In most cases you have the option to prioritise framerate, resolution or somewhere in the middle.
The option to increase the framerate is not available in the main game as of yet, but rather via the Public Test Server from a while back. If you took part in the previous test, it should still be in your Xbox and PS4 game library, and to take part, it’s just a simple case of downloading and playing as the test server is live right now.
In a blog post detailing the new Public Test Server, the developers at PUBG Corp had this to say: “The Framerate Priority setting has some exciting changes this time around. The frame cap is now lifted to 60FPS and the screen resolution will be set to 1920x1080p to increase framerates,
“The new Framerate Priority is available on Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro, and we are investigating ways to bring the lifted frame cap to other console devices as well. Stay tuned.”
It’s interesting that they mention “investigating ways to bring the lifted frame cap to other console devices as well”, which might indicate that the framerate boost might eventually come to the standard PS4 and Xbox One consoles, as opposed to the Pro and X.
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