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PUBG gets temp graphical downgrade on Xbox One X

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will force temporary graphical downgrades on Xbox One X in an attempt to reduce framerate drops.

“We wanted to let our players know that we are aware of framerate issues on the Xbox One X, and that this is a top priority for us,” PUBG Corp. wrote in a new update. “We understand the frustration that this is causing and we will be deploying a hotfix on September 18 to implement some changes that will help with this issue.”

Both shadow quality and Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) will be reduced as a result, while motion blur, depth of field, lens flare, Screen Space Reflection (SSR), refraction, Subsurface Scattering (SSS) and particle light are all being turned off entirely.

PUBG Corp. apologised for the changes and also promised that work is underway on two graphics defaults on Xbox One X — one that focuses on framerate and one on performance.

It’s unclear how long the graphical downgrade will be enforced.

PUBG Corp. also confirmed that War mode will be added to Xbox One on 21 September.

PUBG is available now on Windows PC and Xbox One; the latter recently offered its 1.0 version.

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