“You will not be forced to play on 1st person servers.”
First-person-only servers are coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in its next monthly update, announced creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene on Twitter earlier today. The update is set to roll out first for NA/EU solo and duo matches, and will come to other regions once the team has “polished the system.” We have reached out to the Battlegrounds team to see if this will eventually extend to squad games as well.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds can be played in both third- and first-person, but because of the advantage afforded to players in third-person — who can adjust the camera to see over cover, or see around corners without putting themselves in danger — the community has long been awaiting official first-person only servers.
The new “hardcore” servers will not be included in the default queue, so players who want to continue playing in third-person won’t need to worry about being placed in a first-person server against their will. According to Greene, “You will not be forced to play on 1st person servers!”
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Source: IGN Video Games