PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) gains gameplay improvements in latest Xbox One update

Brad Stephenson

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One

The latest update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) should now be live for all Xbox One gamers. This update adds a variety of performance and gameplay updates that should improve the experience for those testing out this Game Preview title enormously.

Of particular note in this update is the new controller options for equipping pistols and changes made to the PUBG’s rubber banding, a system which artificially tries to bring all players onto the same difficulty level. Here’s the full release notes.


  • Pistols have been removed from Y button’s weapon rotation and grouped with the melee weapon.
  • Players can now equip pistols by pressing ‘up’ on the D pad.
  • Optimization
  • Continued improvements related to player “rubber banding”.
  • Enhanced server performance while parachuting.


  • Added a new controller preset to options menu.
  • Type B (new preset) now supports:
  • Holding LT to aim down sight.
  • Holding LB to use 3rd person perspective aim sight.
  • Controller guide has been updated to include  the new controller preset.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players repositioned out of the battleground after certain actions and remained invulnerable until the end of the match.
  • Additional memory and non-memory related crash fixes.
  • Fixed the inability to join duo/squad through invites outside of game.
  • Known issues to be addressed next patch:
  • Dropping objects causes the player to switch weapons.
  • User is unable to switch grenade types when tapping right on the D-Pad.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was one of the most popular video games on PC in 2017 and has already crossed the 3 million player milestone on Xbox One since launching in Game Preview last month. Are you playing PUBG? Let us know what you think of it so far in the comments below.