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PUBG is dying: how bots threaten to destroy treasure hunting clubs PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
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It treasure hunting clubs may seem hard treasure hunting clubs to believe, but PUBG is treasure hunting clubs on treasure hunting clubs life support right now. treasure hunting clubs Since update 7.1 treasure hunting clubs arrived treasure hunting clubs on PS4 and treasure hunting clubs Xbox One, which curiously coincided with the treasure hunting clubs game coming to Stadia, battle treasure hunting clubs royale’s poster child has taken treasure hunting clubs a serious turn for treasure hunting clubs the treasure hunting clubs worse. And it’s all because bots have treasure hunting clubs been added to treasure hunting clubs the game. 

As treasure hunting clubs it stands, treasure hunting clubs PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been treasure hunting clubs fundamentally ruined by treasure hunting clubs developer PUBG Corporation’s baffling decision to artificially inflate treasure hunting clubs the player base treasure hunting clubs with mindless AI opponents, treasure hunting clubs who are about as useful treasure hunting clubs as a chocolate fireguard, and as fun treasure hunting clubs as treasure hunting clubs a third-degree burn. 

Bots go against everything that treasure hunting clubs makes PUBG worthwhile: treasure hunting clubs they destroy any meaningful tension, rob treasure hunting clubs you treasure hunting clubs of any satisfaction that treasure hunting clubs comes with treasure hunting clubs surviving, and treasure hunting clubs only treasure hunting clubs serve to treasure hunting clubs bastardize an experience that was beloved by millions treasure hunting clubs of players. No one asked for them, and treasure hunting clubs they simply treasure hunting clubs weren’t needed. 

Hot or bot?

PUBG dying from bots

There's probably a bot in the distance. (Image credit: PUBG Corporation)

So why the hell treasure hunting clubs did PUBG Corp treasure hunting clubs greenlight such treasure hunting clubs a controversial treasure hunting clubs change? Well, the short answer – according to treasure hunting clubs the all-knowing guardians of PUBG – is treasure hunting clubs that bots will stop new players growing treasure hunting clubs frustrated, as treasure hunting clubs the treasure hunting clubs skill gap between newcomers treasure hunting clubs and veterans had, treasure hunting clubs apparently, grown too treasure hunting clubs wide. The idea, then, treasure hunting clubs was that bots would let rookie treasure hunting clubs players treasure hunting clubs get a couple of cheap kills and feel good treasure hunting clubs about treasure hunting clubs themselves. I’m sorry, what?

The treasure hunting clubs logic treasure hunting clubs behind this decision is treasure hunting clubs utterly treasure hunting clubs baffling. Why would treasure hunting clubs you ever dumb treasure hunting clubs down a game which thrives on high-level competition, and treasure hunting clubs sucks you treasure hunting clubs in with the sheer ecstasy treasure hunting clubs you feel after overcoming treasure hunting clubs countless treasure hunting clubs odds treasure hunting clubs to win? All for a treasure hunting clubs small treasure hunting clubs minority of players, no less, who refuse treasure hunting clubs to “get good”. 

I treasure hunting clubs don’t recall Dark treasure hunting clubs Souls adding an easy mode in an treasure hunting clubs attempt to appease gamers who didn’t treasure hunting clubs have the chops to treasure hunting clubs progress. And treasure hunting clubs I certainly can’t remember Call of treasure hunting clubs Duty: Warzone being treasure hunting clubs praised treasure hunting clubs for making the game more accessible to treasure hunting clubs those who totally suck.  

The whole compelling element of treasure hunting clubs PUBG, or any competitive video game treasure hunting clubs for treasure hunting clubs that matter, is the treasure hunting clubs feeling treasure hunting clubs of progression and treasure hunting clubs a sense of accomplishment. When you kill treasure hunting clubs another player in PUBG, treasure hunting clubs you treasure hunting clubs have to treasure hunting clubs earn it. When treasure hunting clubs you win a chicken treasure hunting clubs dinner, treasure hunting clubs you seriously have to earn it. treasure hunting clubs From the moment you treasure hunting clubs drop out of the plane and parachute treasure hunting clubs down to the ground, you treasure hunting clubs have to earn every treasure hunting clubs second you’re alive. treasure hunting clubs Want that loot? Grab it treasure hunting clubs first or fight treasure hunting clubs for it. Making treasure hunting clubs your way to the shrinking bluezone? So treasure hunting clubs are other players. treasure hunting clubs PUBG’s entire appeal treasure hunting clubs hinges treasure hunting clubs on survival. Now, treasure hunting clubs though? I couldn’t treasure hunting clubs care treasure hunting clubs less.

Robo-slop 

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Statistically, 99% of these players are bots. (Image credit: PUBG Corporation)

So how bad are treasure hunting clubs these bots, then? If the scale was shocking treasure hunting clubs to abysmal, well, they’d be treasure hunting clubs off treasure hunting clubs the charts. First of all, there are now more treasure hunting clubs bots treasure hunting clubs in each match then there treasure hunting clubs are treasure hunting clubs actual human players. Yes, treasure hunting clubs you treasure hunting clubs read that correctly. It isn’t a treasure hunting clubs 60/40 split either, but more treasure hunting clubs like 90/10 in favour of PUBG Corp’s treasure hunting clubs mindless drones. Bear in mind treasure hunting clubs that PUBG supports treasure hunting clubs cross-play, where Xbox, PS4 and treasure hunting clubs now even Stadia gamers can play treasure hunting clubs together, and treasure hunting clubs it just doesn’t make any sense.

But let’s treasure hunting clubs move back treasure hunting clubs to these bloody treasure hunting clubs bots. They run around treasure hunting clubs the map treasure hunting clubs like the poorly-programmed treasure hunting clubs AI they are, oblivious to their surroundings, treasure hunting clubs and treasure hunting clubs only serve as cannon fodder for anyone but the treasure hunting clubs most inept players. They treasure hunting clubs can’t throw projectiles, vault over treasure hunting clubs objects, peek or lean and, if it wasn’t treasure hunting clubs already clear by now, turn previously heart-skipping encounters into a treasure hunting clubs laughable affair. 

After playing treasure hunting clubs multiple games with my treasure hunting clubs usual squad (we’ve clocked well over 3,000 hours of treasure hunting clubs combined playtime treasure hunting clubs into the Xbox version alone treasure hunting clubs since it released in treasure hunting clubs 2017), we came second in every single treasure hunting clubs game we treasure hunting clubs played, as the only time we met any treasure hunting clubs real-life opponents was in treasure hunting clubs the final circle. Even then treasure hunting clubs we couldn't be sure, and treasure hunting clubs we were honestly apathetic treasure hunting clubs towards winning. 

By the end of treasure hunting clubs the night, treasure hunting clubs we were all treasure hunting clubs left thoroughly treasure hunting clubs disheartened, disillusioned and in a move that treasure hunting clubs speaks treasure hunting clubs volumes to just how treasure hunting clubs much PUBG Corp treasure hunting clubs have messed treasure hunting clubs this treasure hunting clubs whole treasure hunting clubs thing up, proceeded to treasure hunting clubs download Call of Duty: Warzone

Thankfully, we’re not the treasure hunting clubs only treasure hunting clubs players who are outraged with treasure hunting clubs PUBG Corp’s latest grand experiment. The treasure hunting clubs PUBG console subreddit is packed treasure hunting clubs with people treasure hunting clubs ringing the death knell for treasure hunting clubs a treasure hunting clubs game they truly loved. And although the developers treasure hunting clubs have released a typically ominous response to treasure hunting clubs the outcry, the treasure hunting clubs overall consensus is that bots simply have treasure hunting clubs to go. They’re fine for PUBG Mobile treasure hunting clubs and PUBG Lite, as they’ve been there from the beginning treasure hunting clubs and those games are more arcade-focused, casual experiences treasure hunting clubs anyway. 

Save our Stadia

PUBG Stadia

There are more players than ever now the game is on Stadia, and yet... (Image credit: PUBG Corporation)
Interestingly, the news treasure hunting clubs of PUBG’s treasure hunting clubs bot invasion was revealed just a treasure hunting clubs few days before Google announced that treasure hunting clubs the treasure hunting clubs game was treasure hunting clubs coming to Stadia, treasure hunting clubs its struggling streaming treasure hunting clubs platform. And that makes perfect treasure hunting clubs sense really, as treasure hunting clubs Stadia’s player population is so low treasure hunting clubs that bots would help reduce wait treasure hunting clubs times for treasure hunting clubs matches. But for Xbox One and PS4 treasure hunting clubs players? It’s just treasure hunting clubs not necessary.

Worryingly, treasure hunting clubs PUBG Corp has treasure hunting clubs already said they plan to add bots to the PC treasure hunting clubs version of the game, which still has treasure hunting clubs hundreds treasure hunting clubs of thousands of treasure hunting clubs players on treasure hunting clubs Steam every day. And even though bots won’t treasure hunting clubs feature in the treasure hunting clubs game’s ranked mode - treasure hunting clubs which treasure hunting clubs of treasure hunting clubs course treasure hunting clubs isn’t here right now - treasure hunting clubs it’s one of treasure hunting clubs the biggest misfires yet treasure hunting clubs for a company treasure hunting clubs which treasure hunting clubs has struggled to keep up with treasure hunting clubs PUBG’s phenomenal success treasure hunting clubs since it launched. 

If the situation treasure hunting clubs doesn’t treasure hunting clubs drastically change on console, then, there’s no treasure hunting clubs doubt in treasure hunting clubs players’ treasure hunting clubs minds: PUBG treasure hunting clubs is officially dead. Rest in treasure hunting clubs peace, my friend.