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Latest PUBG PC Update Out Now

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A new update for PUBG has been rolled out in the aftermath of a disastrous anti-cheat patch that wreaked havoc on the game was recently rolled out, and back.

PC 1.0 update 7 adds emotes, achievements, and more. PUBG on Xbox One received a separate update that added Game DVR support and introduced additional starting areas.

Here are the patch notes:

PUBG PC 1.0 Update 7 Patch Notes

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

Lobby

  • 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, Mail.ru 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

World

  • 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

Gameplay

  • 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

UX/UI

  • 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

Sound

  • 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
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Gamactica Women Relaunches with New Vision

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Today, Gamactica announced the official relaunch of Gamactica Women, which was one of the first sections added to the social media platform, alongside the Stream Directory.

With a new vision, new direction, and new purpose, Gamactica Women is looking to do something positive and impactful across the gaming and streaming industries. And while it will be similar to other directories on Gamactica, it will also serve as something much more.

According to the official announcement posted on Wednesday morning (via Portals): “Today, I would like to introduce you to Eclipse, which is a section dedicated to creators who create content in mediums such as film, fan films, performances, stand up comedy, and more. With our powerful marketing structure, and our community of creators who create diverse content across a number of platforms, our mission is to create a space for fan film content creatorsindie film creators, and extended content creators that want to build visibility, improve networking, and build more connections within the content creation industry.

Much like our Content Creator Directory (aka the Stream Directory) we will be providing visitors direct access to content creators of this niche within the Gamactica platform, including previews of their work.

While we will be working with creators who make content in all genres, we will be really pushing the horror genre hard, due to our partnership with horror news website Fright Nerd, and the Fright Nerd Podcast which will be making it’s return soon. Through this partnership we will be able to expand on our benefits with exclusive interviews, trailer releases, and more via the Fright Nerd website.”

Gamactica Women is LIVE and accepting applications!

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Gamactica Unveils New Directory for Military Streamers, Military Content Creators, More

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On Monday, social media platform Gamactica officially announced the launch of a brand new directory and resource hub exclusively geared for Military streamers, content creators, gamers and more!

Gamactica Military will combine the power of the social media platform and their award winning internet marketing structure to provide additional exposure and visibility to active duty and veterans who are working in content creation, advocacy, gaming, esports, and more.

The section will also serve as a resource hub to improve connectivity and networking between different sectors of the industries, specific to those in the military.

“Similar to the Content Creator Directory/Stream Directory, the Military section will be a directory for Military streamers, gamers, Military content creators, as well as brands, stream teams, gaming groups, advocacy groups, non profits, charities and more. It is open to both active duty and veterans” the official announcement stated (according to Portals).

“It is important that, as our platform grows, we continue to evolve and also introduce meaningful sections that can positively impact the industry. Powered by our platform, and our award-winning marketing structure, It is my hope that this better connects the community, and helps create more visibility, more support, and better connectivity for active duty and military creators and brands.”

Check out the new section right here

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NAVI Releasing Documentary on s1mple

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NAVI is getting set to release a documentary that will follow s1mple’s life and explore his “ups and downs” as one of the most recognizable esports players with insight from former and current teammates, his family, commentators, analysts, and “many others” from the industry.

“I remember the time when we just signed a contract in 2016,” NAVI CEO Yevhen Zolotarov said in an official press release. “Honestly, now it’s hard to believe that it was already five years ago. For the esports industry, five years is quite a long period of time.”

“S1mple is a legend not only for NAVI but for esports in general,” co-founder and CEO of DMarket Vlad Panchenko said. “Therefore, the items that will be dropping during the NAVI watch party stream are also legendary and unique.”

DMarket has created a “unique drop-game” with exclusive items dedicated to s1mple to coincide with the release of the doc, and Natus Vincerewill be premiering a documentary about him on Twitch next month, to celebrate his fifth year with the brand.

Additionally, a NAVI watch party is also set for the doc, set to air on one of their upcoming twitch streams set to take place on September 8th at 11am CT.

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