"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is one of the most popular video games in the world today. Since its Early Access release almost a year ago and its official debut about three months ago, the battle royale game has gained millions of followers, officially selling over 24 million copies on PC alone. The game is fairly new and yet has taken over many others. The development team is constantly striving to improve players' experiences as well as the game itself. Hence, the team has emphasized its dedication to listening to its players' feedback and fixing any issues that may arise.

The recent 9.1 Gigabyte update has delivered better designed scopes, a new emote system, the "PUBG" friends list, added achievements, and client side and server optimizations.

New scope design

The new scopes bring a wider field of vision, which will allow players to see their surroundings more easily and thus respond more quickly to close range enemies. According to the updated patch notes on March 13th, the perimeter of the scopes shows a parallax effect when moving weapons fast, and instead of a simple graying out of the edges of the scopes, players can now see "chromatic aberration" and distortion effects. To put it into simpler terms, chromatic aberration is the material effect produced by the refraction of different wavelengths of light through slightly different angles, resulting in unfocused lenses.

Get your hands on a new 8x Scope on a Kar98k and you'll feel even more confident and powerful when you zoom in on enemy players.

New emote system

Emotes are various gestures one's character can perform in-game. The emote system was long talked about before its release, and it has lived up to its hype. There are 12 current emotes to choose from, including go, hello, affirmative, thanks, clap, laugh, surrender, rage, you're done, negative, provoke, and come here, as compiled by Eurogamer.

The game development team has stated that more emotes will be added in the future -- so hopefully something along the lines of dancing might appear? In addition, the team also plans on testing a new limb and vehicle penetration system, so players will actually see animations when getting in and out of vehicles, instead of just appearing in and disappearing from their seats.

New friends list & achievements

You don't have to be friends with someone on Steam to add them to your "PUBG" friends list. This also works across other platforms. Players can add up to fifty people to their friends lists, and the most recent thirty players that they have played on a team with will show up in the list as well. This makes it easier for the players to connect, since before the update players had to manually look up others by their in-game name tags. Last but not least, for those who care about getting that 100% achievement status, "PUBG" has added 37 achievements on Steam. Go get that "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" achievement when you put on a ghillie suit for the first time.