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.

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