PUBG won’t region lock China, but new ping limits might prevent cross-region matchmaking


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still the most popular game on Steam, by an inescapable margin, and much of that success comes from the game’s immense popularity in China. PUBG offers servers across several regions, but there’s no lock preventing players in one region from swapping to another at any time. That’s served as a significant point of contention among players for some time now.

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Today, PUBG creator Brendan Greene reminded the world that they’re working on a system to separate users based on large ping differences. That’s a small announcement on its own, but in a roundabout way it addresses one of the loudest complaints coming from the community.

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