PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds received a new patch earlier today. Unfortunately for the community, it introduced a nasty bug that needs to be squashed.
A number of players have already taken to social media platforms to report severe inaccuracy with the aiming mechanics. Looking down an iron sight or scope will have the system shift the view slightly to the right automatically after a few moments. This happens too often when the player is about to fire while crouched. Naturally, it messes with the aiming of the weapon and is resulting with inaccurate shots.
According to some players, the issue is with the animation and not the aiming mechanics of the game. This is based on another discovery following the latest patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. When moving while crouched, the character will stand up for a minor second before falling back properly into a proper crouch stance.
Hence, it is not just about inaccurate shooting. Players are also finding it hard to not expose themselves while trying to stealthily move around behind their intended targets.
However, the patch notes from today do not mention any kind of changes to anything related to animation. It has also come to light that the bug was discovered beforehand on the test server but the developer did nothing about it.
Bluehole has so far maintained radio silence on the matter but looking at its past record, you can be sure that it is working on a fix. We should hear about it soon enough.
Yesterday, it was revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than five million copies since its release this year. Note that the game is still in Early Access but it continues to generate popularity nonetheless.