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PUBG's new patch brings emotes, friends lists, achievements, fixes

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The latest PUBG patch may not bring the changes that players clamoured for, but at least it's a step up from before, when PUBG developers went missing for longer periods than Radamel Falcao. Yeah, we watch football too.

The patch is already up on the game's live servers and it seems to be in line with the promises made in PUBG's announced roadmap. Unfortunately, it seems the devs aren't playing the same game, seeing as how their views on priorities for PUBG don't really seem to match.

Namely, the devs tweeted that the new PUBG is live, highlighting emotes, PUBG friends list, 37 Steam achievements, bug fixes and updates. So, get ready to fight cheaters in PUBG by smiling at them. A lot.

The new PUBG patch does bring performance improvements, both on the client and server side. They also added holes in floors and ceilings of "some high buildings" on Miramar, so as to improve combat dynamics.

Of course, we're not saying that PUBG's in a bad place, because it's far from it. In fact, the game's been recently touted by Gabe Newell as Steam's third top earner of all time and its Steam numbers easily quadruple those of their closest competitors

However, disgruntled PUBG players seem to be slowly but surely leaving the game, having patiently waited for Bluehole to address the cheating problem. In fact, there doesn't seem to a be an official PUBG post without "REGIONLOCK CHINA" in the comments.

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PUBG's creator Brendan Greene said the team has worked for two years to build a good foundation for the best Battle Royale experience, so all that's left is to polish it further. Unfortunately, it seems that players' and the management's ideas of polish are vastly different.