It’s almost inevitable: once a multiplayer game’s been out for some time, veteran players tend to pull ahead to a point where newer players just can’t keep up. The situation is the same for PUBG, which has now developed a player base so proficient that new joiners are simply being flattened before they can improve.
“We’ve seen the general skill level of our players grow significantly over the last three years”, PUBG Corp explained in a blog post today. “We’re seeing more often that many newer players are being eliminated early with no kills – and oftentimes with no damage dealt.”
It’s a serious problem for developers who want to keep their live service games populated, as a skill gap can alienate new players who are needed to refresh the pool. And so, to solve the skill gap issue, PUBG is adding bots to its public matches on console.