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PUBG PC 1.0 Update #13 Brings Balance Changes and New Crate – Full Patch Notes

Published: 16/May/2018 14:22 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:32

by Ross Deason

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The developers of the massively popular PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) have released the PC 1.0 Update #13 patch which features a number of tweaks and balance changes after April’s massive update.

PUBG is one of the most popular games on Earth, hitting an incredible 30 million worldwide sales in February of 2018, and the PC 1.0 Update #12 in April was one of the biggest seen to date.

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As a result, update #13, released on May 16th, focuses more on bug fixes, a few minor weapon balance changes, and a new crate named “Aviator”.

The developers note that they are keeping a close eye on “statistics and feedback you’re sharing with us regarding these balance changes” and also note that the M16A4 is likely to be tweaked in the near future.

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They also specifically comment on performance issues that some players have been experiencing, stating that they are making it a priority to address them:

“Addressing FPS drops is our top priority, and we hope to have more updates to address performance improvements soon. For now, the team will be trying out fixes throughout this patch cycle. Thanks for staying patient with us in the meantime.”

The full patch notes for the update are as follows:

PLAYERUNKNOWN BATTLEGROUND’s 1.0 Update #13 – Patch Notes May 16th

Gameplay

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  • Both the Lightweight Grip and Half Grip can now be attached to the Vector.
  • Some minor weapon balance adjustments:

UI/UX

  • CUSTOMIZATION > GEAR tab has been added. Go here to equip parachute skins.

  • Tooltips for weapon attachments have been edited to make them more intuitive.

Localization

  • Added support for Ukrainian. Thank you to all the Ukrainian players who participated in the translation process!
  • Game lobby now supports multiple languages.

Bug Fixes

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  • Fixed an issue where certain buildings in Miramar were shown with default textures
  • Fixed some walls in Miramar that could be partially passed through
  • Removed the white mark that appeared alongside the aircraft icon on the minimap
  • Scope reticle settings should no longer reset when weapons are dropped and picked up again
  • We’ve improved the holographic sight’s reticle. It’s now the same size as a character silhouette seen from 100m away
  • Certain animations on the buggy and minibus have been fixed
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused characters to sit at odd angles if entering into vehicles from a prone position on a sloped surface
  • Fixed an issue causing red dot and holo sight reticles to get smaller and blurry when swapping weapons
  • “Damage-received” sounds should no longer play after winning a game

New Crate – Aviator

  • A new crate (Aviator Crate) with new outfits has been added. Find it in the STORE menu

  • TEST SERVER ONLY: For testing purposes, we will provide 100K BP, 20x Weapon Skin Keys, 20x Early Bird Keys, 20x Aviator Keys, and 10x Aviator Crates to all test accounts.
  • Added new parachute skin
  • Remember that the Target Practice Pan skin will no longer be available after the planned 5/17 update!

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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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