New PUBG Xbox One Update Adds Extra Control Options, Reassigns Pistol Button

Yolanda Curtis
January 16, 2018

PUBG Corporation seems to have found a victor no matter what platform it's on, and Microsoft seems to have found a game that is actually getting people to play the Xbox One for once. Thank you for your incredible support!

While its performance has been called into question on Xbox One from fans, the team at PUBG Corp. has already released four updates since its launch to help improve the experience.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds received a patch on Friday that should make gameplay more enjoyable on Xbox One. And while addressing that more serious bug, today's patch also fixes some smaller issues. PUBG hasn't performed quite as well on the Xbox One as it has on PC in terms of optimization and smoothness, but this update and future patches should move closer to resolving those issues and putting the game more in line with the battle royale hit that exploded onto PC previous year. Players are now able to select a new preset, Type B, allowing you to aim down your weapon's sights by holding LT.

Now, the pistol has been removed from the "Y" button weapon selection during the game and has been grouped with the melee weapon selection.


Holding LB to use 3rd person perspective aim sight.

This should have now been fixed with the new PUBG update, which comes with a few other performance enhancements.

Either way, a new patch coming to the Xbox One version is set to fix this with a new control scheme.

Players can now equip pistols by pressing "up" on the D-pad.


User is unable to switch grenade types when tapping right on the D-Pad.

Added a new controller preset to options menu.

Fixed the inability to join duo/squad through invites outside of the game.

Prior to the update, players in the midst of a firefight would sometimes have to cycle through their pistol to get to their better weapon.


It looks like netting PUBG, aka Player Unknown's Battlegrounds has already been a massive success for the Xbox platform.

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