The patch notes for the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds test server have been released with the much-anticipated bullet penetration and dynamic weather features included.
PUBG’s Xbox team has been previewing those features and more for a while now, all of which are finally testable on the console’s special servers that let players sample the changes to come. Sharing news of the reopening of the public test server (PTS) on Twitter and through the game’s Xbox forums, the team invited everyone to come to try out what’s new before the update goes live for all players.
Xbox Players: The PUBG Test Server is now online and playable! Play the latest patch before it comes to live servers.
Test out dynamic weather, limb penetration, various performance updates, bug fixes, and more.
Full patch notes: https://t.co/lMbZKnjxUB
— PUBG (@PUBG) August 13, 2018
To take part in the test, all you have to do is own a copy of PUBG for Xbox One and search for “PUBG Test Server” on the Microsoft Store.
PDT: August 12 7PM (Downloadable at 5PM)
CEST: August 13 4AM (Downloadable at 2AM)
PTS will be available to all players, available maps (Miramar, Erangel) will be the same as live servers. Please be aware that some game modes will be restricted and only the NA server will be available to play on due to lower player numbers compared to live servers, which can lead to extended matchmaking times. We may open these modes at a later stage, depending on the number of players on the PTS.
- Bullet penetration system is now applied to forearms.
- When a bullet hits the forearm of the character, it will penetrate following its ballistic trajectory. The result will be different depending on whether the forearm is blocking more vulnerable body parts.
- When a bullet penetrates a forearm and strikes a more vulnerable body part behind it, the greater damage will be applied. In other words, if a player’s forearm takes a bullet while blocking their head, the full headshot damage will be applied. This penetration system works for the head, torso, and waist only.
- If a bullet penetrates the forearm, but no vulnerable body part is behind it, only the forearm damage will be applied
- Forearm penetration is disabled for shotguns
- When getting on a motorbike, if the driver’s seat is empty, it’s now much easier to enter the driver’s seat (and not accidentally get on the passenger seat).