PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC Update to Add Emote System, Friends List

Emotes, bug fixes, and a friend's list now available for PUBG

By Grayshadow, Posted 13 Mar 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC just got a new update, adding some lost awaited features and some not so much. PC players can now have access to a friend's list and emotes.

PUBG,NoobFeed,Bluehole Studios,PUBG Corp.

Players will have access to 12 emotes for now, with more coming in the future and an independent friend's list from the Steam's friends list that allows for 50 players on it.

Players can now use voice chat with teammates in the main menu and earn 37 new achievements. This comes with bug fixes.

Client optimization


Improved real-time response by reducing input lag

Mitigated the frame drop issue caused by the map loading process

Reduced burden on GPU by optimizing buildings in Erangel

Optimized the beginning and the end of effects

Optimized vehicle physics when driving under a certain speed

Server optimization


Optimized server network performance

Optimized vehicle physics when driving under a certain speed



Added PUBG friends list

Up to 50 people can be added as PUBG friends

Players with PUBG accounts can search and add friends freely regardless of the platform they are using (including Steam, and DMM)

Friend list is a one-way follower concept, not a mutual acceptance between players

PUBG friends list is independent of the Steam friends list. You don't have to be friends on Steam to be friends in PUBG

Up to 30 players you were recently in a team with will be shown on RECENT

Added main menu voice chat

You can chat with the players in your team while still in the main menu

When using the voice chat, a speaker icon will be displayed on the right of the player's name

*Removed the function of being able to invite a player from their career screen due to a technical issue



Made holes in the ceiling and floor of some high buildings, so that it is easier to move between different levels, to improve the gameplay experience on Miramar


Added 37 achievements on Steam

Added emote system

12 default emotes will be provided now, and more emotes will be added in the future

While holding the emote menu key (default is ~), emote can be activated by left-clicking the emote or hot key of emote you want to use

Fixed the blue blood effect being more visible than the red blood effect when player gets shot

Added material for crops, rubber, cloth, paper and cactus

When shooting or attacking with a melee weapon, the right effect for each material will be displayed

Changed the gun scope view to be more realistic

Expanded the field of view through the scope

Added a parallax effect when moving weapons fast

Added color, vignetting (darker edges), chromatic aberration (color difference caused by light refraction) and distortion effect on the edge of scopes

*Player can no longer lean while jumping

*Increased the radius of explosion effect considering the actual effective radius


Redesigned the 9 vehicle status icons to work better with 4K resolution

Replaced the red cross icon with a red tire icon for a broken tire


Added a hit sound effect for crops, rubber, cloth, paper and cactus material

*Removed ambient noise and lowered the overall volume

*Implemented the Doppler effect for the airplane engine sound - the pitch of the airplane engine sound is now different depending on the distance and the direction of movement of the airplane

Bug Fixes

Fixed a square-shaped border on the sea that could be seen when flying in the airplane

Fixed an issue where a player could die instantly when vaulting and climbing

Improved problems where characters would get stuck or die during vaulting, and be able to look through walls.

Fixed some incorrect UI and in-game text

Improved problematic character animation where the character would move abnormally if multiple actions were performed in sequence

Fixed abnormal appearance of some clothes, such as costumes overlapping or missing

Adjusted the locations of items that would spawn in places that players cannot reach

Fixed an issue where the mouse sensitivity option could not be set to 59

Fixed an issue that allowed a character to crawl quickly through a certain combination of controls

Fixed the issue of overlapping footstep sounds in FPP mode

Improved an issue where three-wheeled motorbikes would suddenly flip whenever the server performance deteriorated

Fixed an issue where a player would have a slower falling speed when switching seats on a three-wheeled motorcycle mid-air

Fixed an issue where underwater bullet penetration effect was not being applied sometimes

Fixed an issue where a player was unable to cancel fueling up a vehicle, even though cancel was clicked

Fixed an issue where throwables that had already exploded mid-air would still make a popping sounds on the ground

Fixed an issue where sometimes a downed player was able to drive a vehicle

Fixed an issue where after reconnecting a vehicle was intermittently invisible or the character and camera were misaligned

Fixed an issue where the character of a player with a new account would not show up in the main menu when forming a team

Fixed an issue where the shadow of a character was too sharp regardless of the distance

Fixed an issue where when jumping out of the airplane, the character fell to a fixed position, no matter the flying direction

Fixed an issue where when player tried to ADS with scope attached weapon, some of the scope exterior parts were shown late

Fixed an issue where the adjusted zoom level in 8x scope reset after swapping to your other weapon(s)

Fixed an issue where the item quantity adjustment popup window displays automatically when picking up/discarding items from the Inventory screen

Fixed an issue where sometimes the lung capacity gauge was not in sync between being in the water and out of water

*Mitigated an issue where when exiting the parachute mode, player could take excessive fall damage

*Fixed an issue where the relaxed state gun animation was not shown properly

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available on PC and early access on Xbox One.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
Twitter | YouTube | Facebook

comments powered by Disqus

Related News


General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, PC
Publisher(s): Bluehole Studio Inc., PUBG Corporation
Developer(s): Bluehole Studio Inc., PUBG Corporation
Genres: Shoorter
Themes: Multiplayer
Release Date: 2017-12-20

View All

Popular Articles