PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets first-person-only servers next month

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting first-person servers. They’ll be added to solo and duo games in the EU and NA regions in the next monthly update, then rolled out elsewhere after a bit of polish.

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The news comes via Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene himself, via Twitter:

Lead community manager Sammie Kang, also known – apparently willingly – as ‘poopieQueen’, confirms that the first-person mode will have an FOV slider.  

The PUBG subreddit is pretty ecstatic about the news, as first-person servers have been high on their wish-list for some time now. The ability to swivel the camera 360 degrees around your character in third-person gives players much more awareness of their surroundings, taking some of the risk and intensity out of tactics like camping or situations like room-clearing.

Seems PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to get even more intense.

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1 Week ago

I tried, I played 2 rounds, and I refunded...

Weapon depth and modification options felt satisfying. Gun-play was not only fun but also felt fair and very well balanced. Both rounds I played left me feeling in control of my success and failure (something you'd hope was granted but other BRoyals have proven otherwise). I even managed to reach top-20 in my second game.

It is the perfect basis for Battle Royal, but that there is the problem for me: it's Battle Royale, nothing more. I've played more than my fair share of H1Z1 KOTK, and seem to have worn out my satisfaction through grinding leaderboard ranks. There was nothing 'special' about PUBG. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing that added a new level of depth or complexity to the other titles. It just worked. I'm not trying to knock the development team at all, getting 100-player servers to run so well with such complexity is incredible! It's just the player count doesn't make the game. Features do, and I guess weapon modification wasn't enough for me yet.

Maybe if my friends had powerful enough computers to join, I'd have stayed and invested more time into the game. I'd bet if I were to return and keep playing, I would get hooked back into the BRoyale build and aim for the top of the leader-boards once more.

Come the time Bluehole release the ability for player-created modes, I will probably return and see what awesome stuff the community makes. But for now, it just feels like it'll become a time-sink to invest into. A form of satisfaction in small dosses; surrounded by long waiting times hiding, looting and surveying. I just feel like there's so much more that I'd rather invest time into right now than this addiction :P