PUBG Corp announced plans Thursday to introduce a hotfix for game freezes.
The servers for PUBG Xbox and PlayStation 4 will be closed for two hours starting Friday at 3 a.m. ET to apply the hotfix. PUBG Corp did not explain the conditions causing the in-game freezes, but the use of a hotfix may imply the bug causing the freezes was relatively prevalent.
Xbox & PS4 Players: Live servers will undergo maintenance for 2 hours on July 12 12am PDT / 9am CEST. In this time a hotfix will be applied to resolve instances of freezing during gameplay.— PUBG Support (@PUBG_Support) July 11, 2019
This is the second hotfix PUBG Corp has applied to PUBG Xbox and PlayStation 4 in the past week following one deployed Tuesday to address pre- and mid-match crashes and a bug resetting players' autoequip attachment settings. It is also the third round of hotfixes issued since the release of PUBG Xbox and PS4 Update 8 went live June 27.
None of the hotfixes released so far have addressed the "Lost Connection to Host" bug players have resumed reporting since Update 8 went live. That bug first began appearing with regularity in August 2018 and remained common for months, becoming a symbol of what players perceived as PUBG Corp's lacking efforts to improve the playability of its game.
PUBG Corp has publicly stated it is seeking a fix for the "Lost Connection to Host" bug.
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