PC Version For PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Receives Bots In New Season Update

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Developer PUBG Corp. this past month surely has been busy working on the release of Season 7 for its titular battle royale. The newest content season returns the focus to Vikendi now that the snow has melted and shows a new face for Dinoland. As expected alike preceding seasons, the game will continued to be tweaked with numerical updates throughout the season. But in a recent blog post, one reveal is one that comes to be a controversial topic in the community.

The studio shares that bots will be making its way into multiplayer lobbies in Update 7.1 for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This new addition has been clarified to be only applied to regular matchmaking while ranked is left unaffected by the addition. However, this new add-on for the game has stirred players the wrong way.

According to the a separate blog post going into detail on the added bots, the team shares that they are intended to help newcomers hone their skill for when the time comes to leave the nest for ranked matchmaking.

In an effort to provide more ways for players to hone their skills and be able to fully enjoy what PUBG has to offer, we’ve decided to introduce bots with Update 7.1. Bots can have both positive or negative effects on a game depending on how well it is programmed, so let’s go over some of the things we’ve been considering when programming these artificial aggressors.

Howbeit the intentions of PUBG Corp. for its inaugurating player base, seasoned players on the other hand share to be unpleased by the addition. Online, users tell that the decision is unnecessary and even a bit embarrassing to say the least. But this approach to online multiplayer certainly isn’t anything new for avid players.

At the starting days of this console generation, Respawn Entertainment implemented AI players/opponents: that was only used to add some livelihood to the game’s world when playing. But in a more relevant stance, Epic Games implemented bots as well in a previous update last fall with the same intentions in mind as well. PUBG Corp. does share to be eager in tweaking the responsiveness of the bots coming later on after recording how players approach them after time.

“Rest assured, we plan on making improvements to how bots currently work and most importantly,” PUBG Corp. clarifies in the blog post. Especially with how adaptive players quickly draw to the game alike the currently unhappy veterans, this situation could easily turn around once the dial is turned up.

How do you feel about bots coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

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