Bluehole confirms no gameplay-altering items are coming to PUBG

Bluehole confirms no gameplay-altering items are coming to PUBG

Gameplay in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will not be affected by new items.

That's according to Bluehole CEO Changhan Kim and lead game designer Junhyuk Choi, who were the subject of a Q&A at Korea games show G-STAR, as translated on the PUBG forum.

The duo was asked whether PUBG Corp planned on adding a new crate with special items, like they did for the Gamescom Invitiational in August.

"As you may already know, we will never add anything that affects the gameplay.

"However, there is a relatively strong demand for cosmetic items," they said.

"Since the official launch is our top priority, we plan on adding new items after that."

The Bluehole reps also said that a tutorial mode is coming to the game due to fan demand. In fact, the development team was initially reluctant to include this in the title.

"Frankly, I think there lies PUBG’s charm," the duo said.

"Our thought was, ‘There is no practice in life! It should be tough!’ since delivering the reality was important.

However, many players are requesting a tutorial mode or a shooting range, and we believe this could be helpful for some players. So, we will start devising a plan to develop such a feature after the official release."

Bluehole also fielded questions about Playerunknown's Battlegrounds problems with cheaters.

"Before answering this question, we want to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters. It is true that the company has not been well prepared to deal with this issue, with the game being launched on the early access program. The number of different cheats we have encountered has far surpassed our expectations.

"We are aggressively addressing this issue as it is our top priority. There is a new team dedicated to this task, which has already demonstrated great results through tighter and improved policies as well as around-the-clock monitoring.

"We are well aware that an anti-cheat effort is an endless fight. However, we will never be discouraged and keep working hard to create a frustration-free play environment."

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