For the first time since their launch, the console versions of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds received an update that the original PC version doesn’t. In the latest quality of life patch for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of PUBG, a new auto equip attachments feature–that works similarly to the one in Respawn’s Apex Legends–was added.
“[We’re adding] the auto-equip attachment feature to make looting more efficient,” PUBG Corp. console live service manager Kate Lee said in the company’s latest Quality of Life Console Update video. “By reducing the time it takes to equip an attachment, we’re hoping that players can find more time to focus on the strategic part of PUBG, but still enjoy the realistic feel that PUBG is known for.”
When it comes to automatically equipping attachments, you’ll have three options available: Auto Equip Attachments, Auto Equip Scope, and Auto Replace Attachments. All three can be enabled or disabled.
When enabled, Auto Equip Attachments automatically adds any attachment you pick up to your equipped firearms, provided the attachment fits. In order, PUBG will initially try to attach anything you pick up to your first primary weapon, then your second primary weapon, then your sidearm. Items that cannot be equipped will be put into inventory. Auto Equip Scope follows the same structure but only applies to weapon scopes. Finally, enabling Auto Replace Attachments transfers all applicable attachments from weapons you drop to the ones you pick up, so you don’t have to unattach everything before looting a new firearm.
The console update implements several more quality of life improvements as well, including bug fixes, minimap adjustments, and loot rebalances. The full patch notes are linked below.
PUBG June 26 Quality Of Life Console Patch Notes
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. A mobile version, called PUBG Mobile, exists as well.
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