A new trailer has dropped for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, showing off some of the improvements that are coming to the next versions of the game. At today’s PC Gaming Show as part of E3 2017, the following video for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was unveiled and shows off animations for climbing and vaulting, as well as some beautiful new weather effects.
Something that’s always been a cause of complaint for the game’s online fan base was the ability to get stuck behind even the smallest of obstacles. Now it seems PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans will have one less thing to take issue with, as new super-smooth climbing animations are shown off in a brand-new trailer for the Battle Royale-style game.
What’s more, if a player is in a hurry or taking enemy fire, they don’t have to wait for a slow animation to escape – instead they can choose to vault quickly and stylishly to safety. This means that buildings have a range of new entry and exit points, thanks to the surrounding windows which previously were just a means of shooting into the outside world.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which was recently confirmed to be exclusive to the Xbox One on console, will also see a range of new weather effects added to the game, though there’s no telling whether they are ready to launch just yet. The trailer shows several versions of the same landscape, influenced by rain, mist, and different times of the day, which is sure to make for greater variation in gameplay.
Finally, the trailer released the first footage of a new weapon that will be making its way into the game. The video didn’t name the gun, although fans online seem to have identified it as a Groza – a Russian assault rifle.
Hopefully by the time that E3 2018 rolls around, we will get to hear more news about the rumored PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds single-player mode, should the developers continue considering the addition. For now, new changes like these coming at regular intervals are sure to keep the fans happy and content.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now in Early Access for PC, with an Xbox One port coming later this year.