12
Mar
2018

PUBG’s scope update is a small but appreciated fix

The scope is an important part of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: These randomly dropped optics allow players to zoom in on what are otherwise tiny soldiers and vehicles in the distance. With scopes ranging from two to 15 times in magnifying power, there’s an obvious hierarchy of desirability — yet players found the 2x scope to be way worse off than the other powers, to the point of it being unusable.

That changes with the game’s latest update, which is out now in the test server. PUBG Corp. has expanded the field of view for the 2x scope, and Reddit users are really noticing the difference. A thread showing a side-by-side comparison of the old and the new versions of the scope is sitting at nearly 13,000 upvotes, littered with praise for what was once a low-level upgrade.

A comparison image of the updated 2x scope.
Imgur via Reddit

The difference is that the outer ring of the scope is a whole lot thinner, with more real estate given to the magnified image. Since 2x magnification isn’t a huge bump anyway — especially since it’s actually only a 1.8x magnifier — the more visibility, the better.

Although all of the game’s scopes have been tweaked since the game’s Early Access launch nearly a year ago, players have continued to find the 2x scope to be unusably occluded with each subsequent revision. Aside from the thick outer ring, players often called the circular reticle “blurry” or said they experienced a frustrating glare with it.

It sounds like the update has really improved the most common scope for all players — at least for those in the test server, and for now.

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