PUBG Xbox One patch brings control changes, rubber banding fixes

By Sherif Saed
15 January 2018 15:00 GMT

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds received a patch on Friday that should make gameplay more enjoyable on Xbox One.

The PUBG patch was released only for Xbox One, and it continues the optimisation push that started with the first patch. But it wasn’t just bug fixes and performance improvements.

The biggest change is the addition of a new control scheme. The new preset allows allows players to hold LT to aim down the sights, and maps third-person aiming to the left bumper. This has been one of sticking points in PUBG’s long and complex controls, most of which don’t make any sense.

The new controller preset is available in the options menu, complete with a layout.

Pistols, which were previously part of the Y button rotation, have now been grouped up with melee weapons. This means that you’ll need to hit up on the d-pad to use them like you would with a melee weapon.


Find the rest of the patch notes below:


  • Pistols have been removed from Y button’s weapon rotation and grouped with the melee weapon.
  • Players can now equip pistols by pressing ‘up’ on the d-pad.


  • Continued improvements related to player “rubber banding”.
  • Enhanced server performance while parachuting.


  • Added a new controller preset to options menu.
  • Type B (new preset) now supports: holding LT to aim down sight, holding LB to use 3rd person perspective aim sight.
  • Controller guide has been updated to include the new controller preset.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players repositioned out of the battleground after certain actions and remained invulnerable until the end of the match.
  • Additional memory and non-memory related crash fixes.
  • Fixed the inability to join duo/squad through invites outside of game.

Known issues to be addressed next patch

  • Dropping objects causes the player to switch weapons.
  • User is unable to switch grenade types when tapping right on the D-Pad.

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