PUBG update 7.2 has arrived and brought along the ranked mode as well as the bots. The intent behind bots seems to have been to ease newcomers into the game but many are calling them the doom of the popular battle royale.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a far cry from the peak of its popularity but PUBG Corp manages to dish out an update that is popular among the players from time to time. Patch 7.2 does not belong in this group.
The bots have started appearing in unranked games, just like the 7.2 patch notes said they would but the players hate the change, to say the least. At the time of writing, PUBG's subreddit was flooded with threads complaining about the addition, and for a good reason, it seems.
Bots that were recorded by SnowGenlemanYT were not capable of prioritising the gear chase in order to gain the upper hand against one another and simply ran into a small building where they opted to go with the good ol' fisticuffs. Their behaviour was painfully identical that they killed each other as the last punches landed at the same time.
Another player, named Pciber, posted some worrying stats where they faced of against only 13 real players , four of which made it to the top 10. Considering PUBG is a battle royale where up to 100 people can be dropped into a map, it's not hard to see why someone would take issue with the fact that they faced so many bots.
Just like with any controversial topic, there were memes popping up and the one predicting PUBG's death came from a well-known content creator in the community, WackyJacky101, who spent the last few years doing testing PUBG, helping others understand it in the process. He also chimed in with not-so-kind words for the ones who decided to implement the bots.
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