PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will soon see a number of sweeping balance changes in an upcoming patch.
Developer PUBG Corp. explained what these balance changes are, and the intent behind them, in a blog post.
The balance changes cover most weapons, attachments, and the level three helmet. Although detailed numbers weren’t provided, PUBG Corp. said the change to weapon balance was motivated by data indicating that assault rifles are used in most situations.
The developer explained that no one weapon should be the strongest in any situation, leaving some room for personal preference and different characteristics to exist. This is the same thinking behind the attachment re-balance, which is aimed at stopping certain attachments from being objectively better.
Finally, the level three helmet has been deemed too powerful and will only be available in care packages. In particular, the helmet’s unique ability to prevent a fatal headshot is why this decision was made.
PUBG said having that power should not just rely on luck.
As always, these changes will roll out first on test servers before we see them on live servers. No date was provided for either launch, but given the timing of the blog post, this is likely to happen this week.