PUBG Corp have added additional starting locations to both maps and have removed weapons from the starting island before the match begins in an attempt to reduce stress on the game's servers. "Previously, all the players would spawn together at the same location awaiting the start of the match. Lots of interaction among multiple players in such a small area had a high impact on the servers," the developer said in a recent post on the Steam forums. "To solve this, we have introduced multiple areas where players gather before the match start. As a result, the performance, both server and client-side, has improved."
Moreover, PUBG Corp said that it will make additional adjustments "related to the airplane performance improvement." In addition, the studio is testing a new anti-cheating measure, though that is still currently in development – more details in relation to this topic can be found in our recent article.
PUBG Update #3 Patch Notes
– Introduced multiple pre-match starting areas on both maps in order to optimize the server and game client performance
– Removed weapons on starting island before the match start
– Applied new Russian, Japanese and Chinese (simplified/traditional) fonts
– Fixed the issue where players were able to slide-jump from prone