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PUBG Ditches Iconic 100 Player Starting Zone

Another Day, Another PUBG Update

A brand new update for the Xbox One version of PUBG is now available and it brings along some impressive changes. Included in the sizable patch are a variety of bug fixes, Game DVR support and, the biggest change so far, the removal of the 100 player starting island that let people size up their competition before the match.

PUBG will now have multiple pre-match starting locations. The developer found an issue with 100 players starting in the exact same area. When everyone starts a match together PUBG's performance dropped on both the server and client sides. Additionally, all weapons have been removed from the starting locations.

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But That's Not All

Other changes are aimed at making driving a little easier as well as lowering the amount of damage that is done to the driver when running into trees, rocks, and other obstacles. On top of that, squad members colors are now easier to spot. Gamers also now use the right stick to rotate your character at the customization menu to get a better picture of what your avatar will look like in-game.

A host of bug fixes can with the update, too. Water sound effects have been fixed, although most never noticed they were broken in the first place. Additionally, the bug that would cause a player to teleport to another random location on the map upon landing has been corrected. The update will also patch an issue that caused some objects to float in the air.

Full Patch Notes

Gameplay

  • Introduced multiple pre-match starting locations in order to optimize both server and game client performance
  • Weapons are removed from the starting island prior to the match starting
  • Game DVR is now supported for automatic recording of gameplay highlights. This feature must be enabled within the Options / Settings menu.
  • We continue to listen to your vehicle feedback and have lowered the damage taken from objects throughout the world such as rocks, trees, and uneven terrain
  • Adjusted the sound effects of both water and red-zone bombing
  • Party matchmaking is now influenced by the player’s MMR
  • Adjusted long-range blood VFX back to the original colors

UI/UX

  • Improved visibility of squad member colors (yellow, orange, blue and green)
  • Players can use the right thumbstick to rotate their character model during customization
  • When customizing character appearance, the D-Pad can be held to switch between menus
  • Preview is supported when customizing appearance or creating a new character

Items

  • Updated the design of the energy drink

Bug Fixes

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  • Fixed water sound effects
  • Fixed Red Zone disappearing immediately after it starts
  • Fixed random character teleportation following initial landing
  • Fixed an issue where some doors could not be entered despite appearing open
  • Fixed issue of recovery and boost items being able to be used when underwater
  • Fixed the character animations when transitioning from jump-prone to standing
  • Fixed unexpected character death caused by falling while moving
  • Fixed areas of fencing where specific sides could not be penetrated by bullets
  • Fixed buildings with missing stairs
  • Fixed bug which caused objects to float in the air
  • Fixed areas of terrain which were causing player characters to become stuck
  • Fixed an issue which prevented team members being displayed following acceptance of an invite
  • Fixed the issue of revive being canceled unintentionally
  • Fixed hand animations when reloading/shooting the Kar98 in a prone position
  • Fixed the issue limiting peak parachuting speed in FPP mode
  • Fixed character animations when moving from prone to entering a vehicle

Optimization/Stability

  • Optimized textures, landscapes and buildings throughout the island to improve performance
  • Fixed a crash occurring when HDR was enabled
  • Fixed a frozen character issue when reconnecting following a crash
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the player opened their inventory
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the spectated player was using a scope

Localization

  • Applied new Russian, Japanese and Chinese (simplified/traditional) fonts
  • Japanese only: Adjusted the Katakana font
  • Japanese only: Fixed incorrect order of wording during object interactions
  • Portuguese only: Fixed the display of height meter when parachuting

Known Issues

  • B button incorrectly displayed to cut parachute cable; this should be X
  • When viewing the map, the X, Y, and B buttons are fully functional – please be aware that this can cause you to exit the plane or vehicle whilst in motion. Please only use the map button to return to gameplay until this is resolved.
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PUBG Update: New Patch Expected Soon

PUBG Update: New Patch Expected Soon

Bluehole, Playerunknown's Battleground's developer, announced that a new update can be expected next week. Previously they stated that the weekly/monthly updates would stop in order to increase the quality of the new content. However, now it seems Bluehole is ready to deliver the quality PUBG update they think their community deserves.

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Gamers can expect the the test servers to be up for at least 2 days early next week (September 10th). People are excited to see what the developer is ready to bring to the game. In a follow up Tweet, the developer included some details about what the patch will include.

Details Revealed

It's always a relief to see a developer continuously add and improve their games, especially when it's not even officially released. Bug fixes are key and a new weapon is exciting, however the PUBG update further increases the competitiveness after the last big patch where First-Person servers were created. FPP leaderboards offer another huge draw to the game, focused on competitive players and those looking to make a name for themselves on one of the most popular Steam games out there.

Still Some Waiting To Do

Those looking to play the new desert map Bluehole hinted at will still need to wait. The smaller map is not expected to be released for quite some time but the original map hasn't stopped the community from enjoying the game. The good news is the foggy weather condition addition may offer a new feel to the map everyone knows so well.

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Playerunknown's Battleground's has seen tremendous success, surpassing 10 million copies sold on PC. The popularity of this unique shooter doesn't look as though it'll fade anytime soon. With the Xbox One version expected to arrive in the Game Preview program later this year, it's expected to open up an entirely new market for the developer. Be sure to check back on Gigamax Games for the latest gaming updates and the latest details surrounding PUBG.

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Upcoming Overwatch Event Skins Seemingly Leaked

Overwatch Event - Leaked Skins

Blizzard can't seem to help their Overwatch event content from being leaked before the actual release. This time around it seems that the skins for some popular heroes have been revealed.

The skins were posted on photo-sharing site, Imgur by user raulrsd. Images of an off screen Xbox One show the likes of Mercy, Reinhardt, Tracer and Torbjorn in new/very blue uniforms.

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If this leak is real, it would fit in with the recent release of the "Uprising" comic that ends with the same characters on their way to stop a robot revolt on the streets of London. Players will recognize the location they're heading to as the map 'Kings Row'.

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The comic is intended to herald in the Omnic Uprising event that is scheduled for release tomorrow, April 11th. Director of Overwatch, Jake Kaplan has said that this event won't be a holiday special but instead one that delves into the lore of the game.

More skins are sure to come along with the event, with Kaplan promising a new Widowmaker legendary skin sometime in the near future the purple assassin is sure to have some new clothes.

Whatever the case may be, Gigamax Games will surely be covering the upcoming event. Keep checking back for more information on this developing story.

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Destiny Update 2.5.0.2 Weapon Changes with Gigamax

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Destiny Update 2.5.0.2

While Destiny isn't exactly a Gigamax favorite (it's complicated), we know that plenty of people around the world still love this shared world shooter. On Tuesday, Bungie is rolling out their latest update which makes some monumental changes to certain weapons. Thankfully the developers are keeping the community informed. During a live stream they detailed every change that was coming so players know exactly what to expect.

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To start, Bungie went over exactly what they're changing in the primary weapons throughout the game. Slow firing auto rifles like the Suros Regime are getting a damage buff making them more appealing in PVE situations. The critical hit multiplier for auto rifles is also being raised from 1.25 to 1.3 and Players will be happy to know that aiming this popular weapon while jumping will be way easier.

Scout Rifles are also being shown love with a boost to their accuracy and the ability to utilize the benefits of high caliber rounds. Pulse rifles have also been reworked by lowering the rate of fire for low impact rifles by 7.7%. High caliber rounds in the pulse rifle will also inflict less flinch on enemies. Specific rifles like the Grasp of Malok and the Clever Dragon are having their magazine size reduced by 6 rounds. Not all the changes to pulse rifles are bad though, high impact rifles will be receiving a fire rate buff by 5.3%. Finally much like the auto rifle, this weapon will be much easier to aim while in the air.

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Receiving the biggest update are hand cannons, which have recently seen a lot less use. The first shot accuracy is being brought back up to year one values, although the base range is being reduced by 5 meters. As of now Hand Cannon damage has a 50% drop off at max range but after the update it will do 33% of the base damage past the intended range. Lastly, just like the scout rifles high caliber rounds will now affect the hand cannon.

The Nerf Hammer

Primary weapons aren't the only thing seeing a change, one secondary weapon is also seeing some major updates. Shotguns have been hit with the nerf hammer pretty hard this time around with the most dramatic change being that critical damage is being removed completely. Aim assist while hip firing is also being cut and the mid air accuracy has been decreased. To make up for these changes shotguns will be receiving a 25% increase to damage in PVE zones and players agility will no longer be decreased while holding the weapon.

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Destiny's upcoming update is highly anticipated by long term players, but doesn't offer much to those that have stopped playing. Feelings for these weapon changes are sure to be mixed. What do you guys think of the update? Let us know in the comments below and remember to keep checking back with Gigamax for all the latest gaming news!

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Ark Survival Evolved’s Next Huge Update Is Out Today

Ark Survival Evolved: Tek Tier

Dinosaur survival game, Ark Survival Evolved, is getting a humongous patch today. The big update called the Tek Tier Patch, is set to be the largest Ark has ever had.  Highlighting this patch is the addition of "Iron Man" like power suits, that give the player access to a host of different super powers. A few other minor changes are also coming with the patch but nothing as cool as the new technology being thrown into the mix.

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Each new piece of the shiny new armor set will give players the ability to utilize a ton of powerful features. The helmet gives Tek Vision, which makes it possible to see at night and identify players; creatures and enemies in the world. Tek boots and pants add the power of super speed and negate fall damage. Additionally the boots will let you walk up steep cliffs by simply walking toward them. The Tek Gauntlets give the power of super strength making the player hit way harder with them equipped. This makes harvesting without tools a much easier experience. The power suit also has an wearable jet pack that gives the ability to rocket toward the sky like Superman. Another piece of equipment is the Tek Rifle, which comes with a variety of mods and can be equipped while riding the various dinos. Finally giving players the option to be a mech suit wearing, dinosaur riding, future rifle wielding badass.



End Game Content Expanded

This new armor is being considered end game content, as the new material named "element" is being added to boss drop lists. Bosses are also being upgraded with added difficulties and will now drop items along with materials. This is all in hopes that players will go back to fight bosses after they've finished the initial encounter.

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The Tek Tier Patch also adds four new dinosaurs, a sheep that will give players the ability to sheer wool and a bunch of new weapons to play with. One of those new weapons is a lance that can be used for jousting competitions with friendly players. Also added is different hairstyles, which will grow as time progresses in game. When players cut their hair, a new resource will be added to their inventory obviously named "human hair."

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This patch is being known as the final stretch to Ark Survival Evolved's official release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is currently in a beta state on all the platforms and its official release is set for this year.

This new patch is an exciting addition to this amazing game. It is also nice to hear that the game is nearing an official release as most privately funded games that launch on early access never make it this far. For more information on all the latest updates for Ark Survival Evolved keep check back with us here at Gigamax.

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