PUBG Battlegrounds resets leaderboards ahead of Xbox One release date
The new leaderboard season was scheduled to kick off on October 11, but the popularity of the game made it impossible to make the change without causing major server issues.
The leaderboard reset has now gone live, although Bluehole has warned that there may be a period of instability while the update rolls out.
And it’s not the only big change Bluehole has made in the run-up to release, as Squad FPP mode (first-person perspective) comes to new regions.
Bluehole announced the news on Twitter, alongside good server news for players in Japan and Korea.
“New leaderboard season is started! KR/JP server and SQUAD FPP mode for SA, SEA, OCE server is added as well,” reads the tweet. “See you on the battlegrounds!”
Players experiencing offline server issues are advised to reconnect the game.
Interestingly, Bluehole said that it will take at least a month to test these features, which means the full release might not happen until mid-November or later.
“For PC, we will be only focusing on doing our best to stabilise the launch build and we don’t have any plans to deploy patches to live servers except for this week,” reads a Bluehole blog post.
“However, there will be features like vaulting and climbing which will have a huge impact on the game and need to be tested for at least a month.
“We will be running test servers at least three times in preparation for that. Through these test servers, we would like to conduct large-scale tests for the content and features that are not in the live build and create a foundation for a very stable official launch.”
The developer is also dishing out lots of bans to cheaters.
And in a unique twist, the battleground actually gets smaller as games go on.
“Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking play zone as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death,” reads a Bluehole statement.