PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One X Impressions

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is for whatever reason probably the biggest game of the current time and as it shows no signs in stopping soon it’s coming to Xbox One with pristine optimization for Xbox One X. That does seem to be a bit out however as the build at Pax West 2017 was just the PC version running with a Xbox One wrapper. That being said, it was damn smooth running at max PC settings for 4k 60fps. It could potentially look better on the console than it does on PC if they work on really making the Xbox version look extra good texture wise. To see the game running do well with little work is impressive and possibly shows the power this console could potentially bring.

I’m interested to see if they work on another version as I don’t see why you would when the wrapper version exists easily for quick patching across versions, but whatever. At the event the game was setup to just run with the regular online lobbies so finding a match was quick. It was hard to aim using the controller since no aim assist was present. That being said, I didn’t feel like I was at a disadvantage beating out two players head to head before perishing. It was decently fun to play with the console setting and it’ll be interesting to see how the full version for console is handled when it does launch.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One X Screenshot
I’m definitely intrigued while not caring too much for the Battle Royale genre in general. I’m sure it’ll do insanely well as the console is so multiplayer focused and the idea of the game is thrilling to many. For those that may not know much about the game it’s an open world survival deathmatch. Players drop in on various parts of the map alone or in certain pair numbers. They only land with their fists and wits, having to scavenge supplies on the map. On the level they select weapons that are plentiful and other supplies that might be medical to assist them during survival.

The goal is to be the last one left in the game out of a massive player pool. This is usually never this case as the player count is so high but there’s always some that get lucky. The match keeps things close with certain fun effects that push players together, but that’s more fun for you to discover while you play. The best thing that I take away from the experience at least for me and the others there was that it plays incredibly on Xbox One X. The controls while not really optimized work simply and it runs he game too well.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner