Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds cover
Developers
Bluehole
PUBG Corporation
Publishers
PUBG Corporation
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds on Wikipedia
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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds 2017
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General information

Official Site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.
The game uses Themida and XIGNCODE anti-debuggers[1][2]

Version differences[edit]

PUBG Mobile can be played on Windows using the Game Buddy, an Android OS emulator that specifically targets the game and, in fact was actually made by the same developer who created the mobile edition of the game, Tencent Games. Some prefer the mobile version over the original PC version due to being free to play and far less demanding.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\TslGame\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename LicenseScreen.mp4 , LoadingScreen_Xbox.mp4 , LoadingScreen.mp4 , season_autoplay_film.mp4 and SurvivorPassLoadingMovie.mp4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TslGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/578080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/578080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV slider for 1st person view.[4]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and TAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[4]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 1000 FPS. See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Set bUseHDRDisplayOutput=False to True in the GameUserSettings.ini file in the WindowsNoEditor folder
Color blind mode
[4]

Multi-monitor[edit]

This is a safe .ini edit to make and will not result in a ban. Clarified by RoboDanjal on Discord (PUBG Dev): The statement is that any changes that provide an unfair advantage are not allowed.
Set resolution manually[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change ResolutionSizeX= and ResolutionSizeY= to the desired multi-monitor resolution.
  4. Run the game in windowed mode only.

High frame rate[edit]

Change FPS cap[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change InGameFrameRateLimitType=Unlimited to InGameFrameRateLimitType=Customizable and change the fps limitter InGameCustomFrameRateLimit=60.000000 to your liking (e.g. InGameCustomFrameRateLimit=144.000000).

Input settings[edit]

Haptic feedback[edit]

Disable controller force feedback[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find the string bUseForceFeedback= and change it to bUseForceFeedback=False.
  4. Save and close the config file.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Surround sound output causes issues with directional hearing. Disable virtual surround sound when using headphones.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use X3DAudio HRTF or DSOAL.[citation needed]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Korean
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Thai
Turkish
Vietnamese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
100

Issues fixed[edit]

Sub-par performance with Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Force on optimal settings in Nvidia Control Panel
  1. In Nvidia Control Panel, go to Manage 3D settings and open the Program Settings tab.
  2. If not already available, create a profile for the PUBG executable.
  3. For the PUBG profile, change Threaded Optimization from Auto to On.
  4. Change Preferred refresh rate from Application-controlled to Highest available.
  5. Change Power management mode from Optimal power to Prefer maximum performance.
  6. Change Texture filtering - Quality from Quality to High performance.
In the Nvidia Control Panel go to Configure Surround, PhysX
  1. Change PhysX settings from Auto-select to your GPU Geforce "GTX" or "RTX" (depending on your GPU).

Stuttering and low FPS[edit]

Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender for PUBG[8]

Use this instruction and choose PUBG executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security risk.

Disable "Client Replay" and "Kill Cam" PUBG

Launch PUBG, go to "Settings" -> "Gameplay" -> and disable both "Replay" (see information to the right that it can affect client performance) and "Death Cam".

Downside for disabling "Replay" is none of your previous games will be stored on your PC for playing back but it won't take up additional space on your drive and for lower end PC's it will not affect performance anymore once disabled.

Downside for disabling "Death Cam" is you won't get the kill cam perspective of the enemy that killed you at the end of the game, instead you can can only spectate the enemy player or quit back to lobby.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Interface Coherent UI [9]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD FX 6300
Intel Core i5 4340
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R7 370
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/578080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (578080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References