PUBG Corp. will offer new emotes throughout the year, but the testing of the emote wheel is the first step in adding this new system to the game.
Console Player Reporting Features: We are hoping to streamline reporting by adding in-game tools that will empower players to more quickly submit instances of unsporting behavior (Solo Teaming, Team Killing etc).
In the official post, the developer's are keen to ensure fans that they are dedicated to continually improving the game, in terms of new content, and patches and updates - and listening to community concerns.
If all that wasn't enough, PUBG Corp is also making changes to the game's ballistics systems, with limb and vehicle bullet penetration being tweaked in the name of realism. For this reason, in the last few weeks Fornite's popularity has skyrocketed while also earning mainstream buzz - positive buzz - something PUBG is starting to losing a little steam on for the first time in its young life. From here on, major patches are planned to be released on a 2-month schedule, with the first such patch planned for March.
The plan is to have users rigorously test the map on the experimental servers and get feedback to developer Bluehole so that everything goes smoothly once it is deployed to the main servers. Meanwhile, other updates will be included anytime in between the big ones. Each of these major updates will bring changes to specific systems and/or introduce new content. Greene writes that, with the smaller field of play, players should expect more skirmishes and much faster and intense combat.
There also planning to upgrade the game's visuals, with new aesthetics being worked on by the art team.
At least one new weapon is coming to PUBG this year... Coming in at nearly a quarter of the size of Erangel, this map promises "higher player density and shorter matches" with a faster-paced, more chaotic experience. The new, smaller island map that is created to increase the pace of the game?
This will be followed by another new map, which will be twice the size of the one mentioned above. "As with the smaller map coming to the Experimental Test Servers, we want to get this into your hands early in its development, so you can help us make the gameplay great on this new map". It looks to return to the bumpy terrain more akin to original map, Erangel than the flat desert environment throughout Miramar, giving plenty of vantage spots.