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[News] PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS’ New Deston Map and PS5 / XSX|S Graphical Options Now Available On Consoles

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Like the combatants of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, Update 18.2 has just dropped for console platforms. With it comes expanded graphical options for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, which now support resolutions up to 4K, frametrates up to 60fps, and the ability to switch between FXAA (Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing) and TAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing). While all the details of Update 18.2, including the newly released Deston map, can be found HERE, see below for a breakdown of the expanded console graphic options.


Expanded Support for Consoles
In April’s Community Care Package, the team explained the graphic level they were targeting, the various technical issues that were being experienced and the reason for the delay in development. As previously explained, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS on console platforms is very sensitive to memory usage. As a result, the team spent a lot of time optimizing memory usage on consoles, allowing for improved graphics options. Additionally, with the support from the platform holders, it became possible to differentiate between the previous generation (PlayStation®4/4 Slim/Pro, Xbox One/One S/One X) and the current generation consoles. For a full breakdown on graphical improvements made for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, please see the table below:


ICU Royal Rumble Invitational: On Saturday 30 July from 15:00 BST Ice Cream Uploads is hosting a PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS tournament for the UK console community. As part of the event, 16 players will be invited to recruit their own rosters and compete for a share of the £2,000 prize pool - and additional prizes from sponsors. The teams will play four competitive games - as well as two “show games” - on 8x8 maps Deston, Erangal and Miramar. The competition will be shown live on IceCreamUploads Twitch channel and be played under the SUPER Ruleset. Further ICU Royal Rumble details are available on Twitter and Facebook.
 
For more information about Deston, please visit the Deston microsite. More information on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is available at emea.battlegrounds.pubg.com and on official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch and TikTok. Further assets and press releases are available on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS press room.

Thanks,
The KRAFTON team at PREMIER

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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
 
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit https://www.krafton.com.

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