PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 16.1 Weapon Balances and Performance Improvements

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 16.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 16.1 Steam

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has received a small update that brought weapon balancing changes and several bug fixes.

M416 Balances

The M416 was a strong weapon before the nerfs. So, the developers adjusted the weapon's reload time, base damage, initial bullet speed, and damage drop-off range. So, these made the weapon quite lackluster, but the developers buffed it after several patches.

In this update, M416's base damage is increased from 40 to 41. It also received increased speed for the first shot from 780 m/s to 880 m/s. Finally, the damage drop-off range has been increased by 10 meters. This will make it effective in close-quarters combat.

Quality-of-Life Changes

The developers have removed unwanted assets, widgets, sounds, and animations from each game mode. This is to ensure that players have better performance and loading speed in-game.

PUBG Update 16 Highlights

  • Damage increase: 50 > 51
  • Damage drop-off range increased: 75m > 90m
  • The Mk12 will now spawn in every available map (Normal and Ranked).
    • The spawn settings in Custom Matches have been applied accordingly.
Friends List
  • The Previous List from the Friends List has been moved to a separate tab.
    • PUBG Friends / Platform Friends / Previous List
  • (Consoles) The default selection is placed on the page’s very first player.
    • Applied to Friends List, Friend Requests, and Recent Players.
Match Report
  • The Summary tab in the Match Report page now shows players’ combat records of kills and DBNOs.
QoL (PC Only)
  • To make it more convenient for players to use shortcut keys for sprays, the Emote Shortcut setting will now have the option to activate spray items as well.
    • The name for this option will be updated in the next 16.2 Update.
  • The spray items’ spraying distance has increased.
Anti-Cheat (Test Server Only)
  • A solution to the commonly reported cheat software ESP (that shows other players’ locations) we’ve been working on will be initially tested on this update’s Test Server.
  • Once this solution is concluded to be stable and safe to use, we will discuss implementing them to the Live Server.
Bug Fixes
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of bots unable to move to land from water.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of a Blue Zone being spotted in Bootcamp, Sanhok (Team Deathmatch).
  • (PC) Fixed the issue in Custom Matches where the Observer is unable to click the Confirm/Cancel buttons after using the Kick feature.
  • (Consoles) Fixed the issue in Basic Training where players are only able to complete the shooting mission in ADS mode.

You can read more about the update here.

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