The latest PUBG Console Dev Update catalogues a number of fixes coming to consoles on Oct. 15.
PUBG is receiving some significant updates this month. PUBG Corp. recently announced an increase to its anti-cheat efforts. The new map, Paramo, is on its way with the 9.1 Update. The developers have also announced a bunch of fixes for issues regarding console players.
PUBG Console Dev Update: October 2020
A PUBG developer posted this Console Dev Update to the PUBG Console subreddit on Thursday, we'll summarize it for you below:
There have been reports of excessive freezing early on in matches, sometimes even causing players to load in at the very end of the plane path on Karakin. These issues were caused by some recent optimization work, but the devs have been testing fixes that improve loading times. Fixes should arrive with the next major update this month.
Central North America Servers
PUBG devs switched their server provider after reports of severe server issues in the North American region. This new provider, however, doesn't have servers located in central NA. Thus, users in that region have suffered worsened conditions, while other NA players' have improved. PUBG devs will be looking for a new server provider that improves stability across all of North America.
PUBG devs are now cracking down on unauthorized devices, like keyboards, mice, and controller accessories that they've never announced support for. They are researching a developing method to better weed out unauthorized devices being used by players.
Bots were initially introduced as a means to both improve matchmaking conditions and provide players a new route to honing their skills. Bot implementation will change a bit, as PUBG Corp. is changing the ratio of bots in Normal Matches for higher MMR group matchmaking. This should result in fewer Bots.