This will be done "by splitting the matching pool rather than restricting connection depending on ping", the developers are confident that this feature will improve the playing experience.
Two new crates will be released TOMORROW, February 22, to celebrate the beginning of the new season!
The blog post also clarified that development of some new features have been delayed due to focusing the team on anti-cheat efforts. You can check out a few examples of the new items in the image below.
The fine folks behind PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS have announced ping-based matchmaking is on its way in a news post on the game's Steam Community page. Militia crate, which will allow you to show off your combat outfit, is dropped randomly among the four existing crates, and it is free.
That's neat, but the biggest change to the crate system is that the Fever crates, which require the player to purchase a key to open, will now be selectable on the weekly crate screen.
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According to a recent announcement, a million accounts were banned in January alone.
A year ago this new location was teased to contain both sandy beaches and snowy mountains.
They also mention an "experimental method" for dealing with the game's issues with pooling players together with wildly varying pings, as this results in those with higher pings having an advantage over players with lower pings.
PUBG Corp.is planning to test this matchmaking starting this week in certain regions, and then it will expand that depending on how those early trials go.
It's not the first we've heard of PUBG's third map.
If you do the math there, you'll see that this slightly convoluted sentence is essentially confirming that the next multiplayer map for PUBG will be out before the end of July, and PUBG Corp will be revealing what it looks like as soon as next month. Although no specific date has been disclosed for it.