PUBG Xbox Getting Massive Downgrades?

PUBG for Xbox One recently got a full release and has seen a lot of new additional content. While this is great, the game has regressed quite a bit in terms of performance and has a lot of framerate issues as reported by players.

PUBG for Xbox One has been facing a lot of performance issues which has left players very upset as the game has become unplayable for many people. In the latest blog post, they’ve announced that they are releasing a hotfix for the game on September 18th to help fix these performance issues, but this comes at a cost. The game will be getting a significant visual downgrade to help fix these problems. However, the developers do state that this is a temporary solution and are working on a long-term fix for the performance issues. The changes are listed below.

  • Shadow Quality (Both Dynamic/Static) lowered
  • Post Processing
    • Turn off Motion Blur
    • Decrease quality of Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
    • Turn off Depth of Field
    • Turn off Lens Flare
    • Decrease Eyes Adaption Quality
      • This is the time it takes for your eyes to adapt to the dark when you go from a bright to dark place.
  • Effects
    • Turn off Screen Space Reflection (SSR)
      • This is the reflection from windows and such.
    • Turn off Refraction
      • This is refracted light.
    • Turn off Subsurface Scattering (SSS)
      • This is when there is light inside an object to make it look more real.
    • Turn off Particle Light
      • This is dynamic light from different effects such as explosions.
    • Lower the number of particles created

They’ve turned off a lot of performance-hungry options that while providing a lot of great visual enhancements can lead to lower framerates. These graphical downgrades will also effect Xbox One X users so even if you didn’t suffer from performance issues, you will be getting this downgrade. The difference in visual fidelity can be seen from the screenshots below.


PUBG Blog Post

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Sep 17, 2018