Over the last few months, a few dedicated fans have been researching how weapon recoil works in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. While this is typically done to evaluate which weapons are the best or how to better utilize them in certain situations, the results of this testing have turned up an interesting conclusion. Instead of some guns just being outright better than others, it turns out the framerate of PUBG directly affects the recoil of particular weapons.

A YouTuber by the name of WackyJacky101 has uploaded a short video that showcases how capping PUBG at 30 FPS will result in noticeably more controllable weapon recoil for certain firearms. While something like the AKM doesn’t have a dramatic change (it fires fairly slowly), the M249 becomes a monster at the lower refresh rate. In another surprising twist, limiting your framerate also lowers the rate-of-fire for some guns. While this makes fast firing weapons turn out to be less powerful, it does increase their overall accuracy and allow you to land more hits at greater distances.

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PUBG players have discovered that the game’s framerate directly affects weapon recoil