'Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' Gets First-Person Servers Soon

Popular survival shooter Playerunknown's Battlegrounds getting first-person only servers soon

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Credit: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the popular third-person shooter survival PC game, is getting first-person only servers in the next monthly update, according to a tweet from the game's official account.

The servers will roll out solo and two-team modes to Europe and North America first for polishing, according to a second tweet. Once the team is happy with the results, the first-person mode will roll out to servers in other regions.

There is no word on when that game update is hitting, though the game typically receives an update each Thursday.

While players can currently use an option to switch from the game's traditional third-person mode to first-person, there's no way to force all players on a server to use the same perspective. Playing in first-person can be much more challenging since it doesn't offer the same 360-degree view around the player, which allows them to peek around corners without the threat of a well-aimed shot or look behind them.

It's not clear how exactly the first-person mode will behave and look, though a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community manager tweeted that it will come with the ability to adjust the field of view.

Battlegrounds hit Steam Early Access in March, racking up 3 millions copies sold in four months. Earlier this year at E3, the developers announced that the game would be coming to Xbox One by the end of the year, and to Playstation 4 sometime after that.

Just last night, the number of people playing Battlegrounds around the world managed to surpass the number playing Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V. That made it the fourth most played game on Valve's Steam at the time, with nearly 383,000 people in the game's servers at once.