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PUBG: Changes to Water and Blue Zone

Water Camping and Blue Zone Camping. It’s something that almost every one of the 1 million concurrent players who play PUBG will experience at some point. Whether it’s someone camping in the Blue Zone for half the match only to come out at the last moment, or someone swimming underwater while you try to unload bullets on them – only to find that with the current ballistics, swimming underwater makes a player near invincible.

These are issues that have been present since the start of the game. However, after the first eSports showing for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS these issues have grown more common and have become a tactic used by some of the top teams in eSports to secure that chicken dinner.

This weekend during a conversation about the Curse Trials matches, Amir Khair, the eSports Program Manager at Bluehole, shed some light on important changes in the works. These changes will not only affect the general gaming community but also greatly improve the state of eSports for the game.

After the Gamescom event, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene informed players that the Bluezone was something that was being worked on internally at the studio. Then after another incident last night, Amir Khair once again assured that the changes were in the works. However, no ETA or firm details on the changes have been made available yet.

Not stopping there, Amir also went on to add that a new Ballistix Update is in the works. Water would become penetrable and it would no longer be safe for a player to hide in.

These new changes and updates will hopefully eliminate some of the more “Cheesy” tactics teams have been using, not only in eSports but the general game play moving forward. With the changes to the Blue Zone potentially limiting how long a player can survive, and hiding under water no longer a get-out-of-jail-free card in a gun fight, we should hopefully see the action in the matches ramp up.

With these new changes in the works, along with the new Mini 14, and the Foggy Weather Settings being added, what else would you like to see added or changed in PUBG moving forward? Be sure to leave a comment below to let us know!

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