PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is - without question - the biggest game in the world right now, so Microsoft's current console exclusivity for the title is obviously a big deal. Equally without question is that the PC game is notorious for its work-in-progress visuals and wobbly performance. With that in mind, some might say that it's somewhat miraculous that any playable version of PUBG is possible on a console right now. From another perspective though, what's clear is that the current build of the game is a long way short of the standards expected from a polished console release.

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Kribwalker2110d ago

good thing its early access. I can’t wait to try it when i get home tonight

Gazondaily2110d ago

Looks like it's performing really badly though. Sticking to the PC version

FITgamer2110d ago

Sucks for people who bought it day one. With a frame rate that bad it's pretty much unplayable. Especially on the base console. I know I'd be livid.

darthv722110d ago

Is this going to be an Azure supported title for the xbo? Early access or not it seems strange to make people pay for it now. Should be a free to play demo instead of a pay to play demo.

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thekhurg2110d ago

LOL @ the article that said the xbone x version was the premier go-to version.

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frostypants2110d ago

One X has an AMD GPU. PUBG performs like crap on AMD GPUs on PC as well.

bluefox7552110d ago

The PC version is a mess, but it's not nearly this bad. This is ugly and terrible performance. But hey, there's always Fortnite, and like they mention in the video, "in terms of the technical elements, it's WAY ahead of this."

nitus102109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

If you have the PC version and have a reasonably decent PC why would you consider getting the game for the XB1s or XB1x unless you have friends on the consoles that you wish to play with?

The developers of PUBG really need to get their game running well on the XBs and XBx since it will be eclipsed by "Fortnite" http://www.gamerevolution.c... which is free to play game in the same genres and has been available since 25th July 2017.

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dantesparda2109d ago

"PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X"

"Performs badly"?! Thats a understatement! It performs like SH'T!!!

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ProjectVulcan2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

It's supposed to be version 1.0 on PC by the end of this month. Maybe later on console. On PC it took about 5 or 6 months (from initial March pre-release) to improve the performance by a reasonable amount, and it still needs work.

Blueballs take their sweet time to do much with this game. Performance should be a high priority. I do think however they are extremely limited by the console CPUs with this type of open world game. Lots of players on a massive map. Great deal of netcode.

On PC the CPU you use can make a significant difference. This game NEEDS 4 cores and much prefers intel. See a dual core Pentium G4560 which is often enough for running console ports well, fares badly when compared to a quad core i5 7600K. The quad core is literally twice as fast. This is a game built for PC, where the developer is expecting good quad core performance in your machine because that is common.....

Stands to reason that is a major limitation on consoles with CPUs no match for even something like a G4560.

darthv722110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

Many are saying that it is coming to the PS4 but I'm not so sure they would really want it if it runs like this on xbo / x. I know its still in development but man... this is just bad.

Maybe they need some help in getting the game to recognize and run on the 8 core cpu. I guess that is why the coalition is helping out with this.

houyi1112110d ago

Well your point of cup limited is sounding, however, just one thing, Fortnite. Same engine same concept but already run much much better ahead of PBUG.. any theory on that? In short, I don't blame on xbox'cpu but on the developers. As long as people buying, they are not in the hurry to fix anything.

UltraNova2109d ago

Its clearly the devs who are to blame here since Fortnite (same engine) runs flawlessly on consoles. Bluepoint must have been rushed to get the game ready for the holidays. The results are apparent.

Its not only the fps dips to the 20s its the net code performance that hurts the most.

I'm glad its not on ps4 right now, Sony should QA screen the game to bits before approving it.

Father__Merrin2109d ago

I agree you need a semi decent CPU for games like this. I think even in next gen it's difficult to pop in even a CPU that's £100 cost into a console

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notachance2110d ago

the devs aren't good at optimization, some PC that can run witcher 3 at max setting flawlessly still struggle to reach 60 FPS on PUBG as of today. Back when it was just released it's even more of a hell, even my PC with GTX1070 can only get sub 30 fps back then.

yeahokwhatever2110d ago

this doesn't really matter in terms of comparison's sake. its equally as un-optimized on PC and XBOX1/X/S. If anything, its a lot more optimized already on the XBOX compared to the current PC build. The 1X isn't the miracle machine it was hyped up to be. It's significantly slower than a mid-range gaming PC.

Tobse2109d ago

Im running the game at 70FPS with a gtx 960 and Intel i7 2600 on mid settings. Your sources are wrong

notachance2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

@nailheadgames my sources are real life cases from me and my friends... we can even play together now if you want

umm lol, you don't think maybe 'mid settings' has something to do with it? all those witcher 3 and pubg examples are on max/high settings.

ClanPsi12110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

Stop supporting reverse-paid BETA testing.

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WilliamSheridan2110d ago

I have found that it runs pretty well on my X. I have no complaints. Obviously it could be better but it's pretty solid

Zero_Suit_Samus2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )


“I have found that it runs pretty well on my X. I have no complaints.”

It doesn’t run well on your X. We all watched the Digital Foundry analysis. There’s no defending this crap. It’s a technical mess. Period.

WilliamSheridan2110d ago

Actually if you watched the WHOLE video, you'd see once you land and get past the loading map the game runs mostly 25-30 fps, starting at 30 most of the time

yeahokwhatever2110d ago

William, from the video, if you're on foot, and there's only an enemy or two around, and you're in a location where you don't have a long view, yeah. It can possibly reach 30. That isn't "pretty well". That's sad.

WilliamSheridan2109d ago

I have the game... I've been playing it... It runs fine. I have an X and no complaints

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Zero_Suit_Samus2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )


Xbox One - 4fps
Xbox One X - 14fps

Also calling out this site.

“The frame rate in PUBG on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X remains consistent throughout.”

“it doesn’t suffer from the erratic dips that PUBG’s PC version is known for.”

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Zero_Suit_Samus2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )


“good thing its early access. I can’t wait to try it when i get home tonight”

So was Ark. We all see how that turned out. Full release and still a technical disaster. PUBG will be next in line.

JackBNimble2109d ago

Ark stability did improve with the full release, but yes it still suffers from frame dips and lag especially around larger bases and to much on screen.

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Aceman182109d ago

I've a question was this the game that was "suppose" to miraculously put X1X on top of both PS4 and Switch? I'm just asking because this game looks like trash. I thought it looked like trash at E3, and why would anyone pay money to play an unfinished game?

Liqu1d2109d ago

So is Fortnite and it doesn't run like crap.