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PUBG devs bring back highly requested dynamic weather to Erangel

Published: 22/Aug/2019 0:57 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched the 4.2 patch update on August 21 which will be bringing back the highly-requested dynamic weather system among other additions.

The game that arguably propelled the battle royale genre to the mainstream for many has been making up for lost ground since falling off in popularity after its 2017 release. Problems with everything from consistent lag, bugs, problematic hackers and more have plagued PUBG.

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But the game has steadily taken charge of its fate with updates that introduced everything from new weapons, bug fixes, entire maps, and much more. Now the devs are looking to put another highly touted feature back into the mix with the 4.2 patch.

PUBGFog will be making its way back to Erangel in PUBG.

Coming back to Erangel will be the numerous weather effects that added a new layer of tension to PUBG during its first stint in the battle royale.

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“You can expect the weather patterns to be in effect for a few minutes,” the PUBG devs said in the patch video. “So when that fog rolls in, you only have a short time to storm the enemy squad’s location.”

Players dropping into a match with the overcast Erangel will experience a range of effects including “overcast, windy, hail, light rain, heavy rain (rain with lightning and thunder), and fog.”

While these changes will have a major impact on how players approach a battle, they should also note the destructible environments that will becoming to Erangel.

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The changes will put “additional destructible pylons and barricades” that can take some damage but will give way if ran over or fired upon for too long.

Meaning, it’ll be a good spot to get some temporary cover but players shouldn’t rely on them for a prolonged battle or if they see a sacrificial motorist coming their way.

PUBGPlayers will be weathering the storm in various forms after the PUBG 4.2 patch.

Another key update will finally change the UI so that “helmet and vest health is now better visualized on the UI, along with Backpack capacity.”

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The change looks really clean and also gives players a live look at the status for their equipment, something that’s been a persistent albeit minor nuisance in the game for a long time.

The 4.2 patch for PUBG will hopefully put the game in a more stable place as it implements worthwhile quality of life updates.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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