PUBG PC Update #21 Brings New Weapon, Vehicle, Training Mode and More - Patch Notes - Dexerto
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PUBG PC Update #21 Brings New Weapon, Vehicle, Training Mode and More – Patch Notes

Published: 5/Sep/2018 16:44 Updated: 5/Sep/2018 16:45

by Calum Patterson

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PUBG’s training mode has now been added to the PC version of the game, along with a new Assault Rifle, a vehicle exclusive to the Sanhok map, and lots of gameplay improvements.

This is update number 21 for PUBG on PC, and is one of the most significant yet, as the development team continue on their ‘FIX PUBG’ campaign.

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“We’ve got a big update for you all today! Alongside additional FIX PUBG progress, we’re releasing the heavily requested Training Mode, the brand new MK47 Mutant, the already fan-favorite Tukshai vehicle for Sanhok, and the new Laser Sight attachment”

There is also a plethora of bug fixes, as well as to the more exciting additions, but we’ll start with the exciting bits first.

Training Mode

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Announced recently, Training Mode has its own dedicated map, with a shooting range, parkour course, racetrack, and much more.

Full details of Training Mode can be found here

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  • Added a Training Mode where you can practice all aspects of PUBG gameplay
  • The Training Mode map is 2×2 in size
  • You can join through matchmaking by clicking on the “Training Mode” button in the lobby.
    • When there are more than 5 players in the matchmaking queue, the session will start immediately. Players will continue to join open sessions for up to 5 minutes after they start. (Up to 20 per session)
    • If there are less than 5 players in the matchmaking queue, matchmaking will continue for 5 minutes
    • If there are still less than 5 players after 5 minutes, the session will start with the original number of players present and other players cannot join the session.
    • Total play time is 30 minutes (e.g. in case of number 2, where you immediately enter a session, you have 5 minutes where other players can join the session + regular training mode playing time of 25 minutes)
    • Players cannot drop below 1hp in Training mode

New Weapon: MK47 Mutant

  • Added a new AR weapon: the MK47 Mutant
  • MK47 Mutant can be acquired on all maps (Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok) through world spawn
  • MK47 Mutant is an AR weapon using 7.62mm bullets and has a 20 round capacity, which can be upgraded to 30 rounds with an extended magazine.
  • The Mutant has 2 firing modes: single shot and 2-round burst
  • Almost all types of attachments can be used with the MK47, but it has no stock slot

New Sanhok Vehicle: Tukshai

  • Added a new vehicle that will be exclusive to the Sanhok map
  • The Tukshai is a 3 person vehicle that substitutes the UAZ, Dacia and Minibus
  • The Tukshai is slower compared to the previous vehicles, but fits perfectly with Sahnok’s environment

Supply System

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  • Added the supply system which grants you a reward based on completed missions and play time
  • You can level up and get rewards when you fill the Survival gauge with survival XP
  • Missions will be refreshed daily and weekly.
  • You earn a reward every time you gain a survival level

Restructuring of the BP System

  • Previously, we offered BP rewards based only on your ranking. Now, we’ve restructured the system to take into account both play time and ranking.
  • Rewards have been restructured to equalize the differences in BP efficiency based on playing time for each Map and Mode.
  • We’ve changed team rewards to be shared
    • You will no longer receive 4 times the BP because you were playing alone in a squad game

Laser Sight

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Added a new attachment: the Laser Sight

  • Bullet spread is reduced when hip firing and soft-aiming
  • The Laser Sight fits on weapons with a lower rail slot available, taking up the grip slot.
  • Currently, there is a known issue that the laser effect is not displayed in the death cam or replay. This issue will be resolved soon.

Gameplay

  • Added the improved Marker/Ping System first introduced for testing on the 8/1 test server update
    • Using ALT + Mouse wheel click, you can create a marker where you are aiming on the compass at the top of the screen (not visible in the world)
      • You may change the key bindings freely in options
  • All team members can see this marker on the compass
  • After setting the marker, there is a 2 second cooldown before you can mark again
  • The marker on the compass will automatically disappear after 5 seconds
  • When the ping markers overlap, the closest located marker will be shown on top.
  • Improved the visuals for blue zone effects
    • Bluezone effects are now shown more clearly.
      While the Bluezone is closing in, it will be easier to see from a longer distance than before
    • Bluezone effects looked differently depending on the map and weather. We’ve improved this so that the Bluezone effect is visually similar in all conditions.

There was also updates to the Wardrobe and Gear Menu UI’s, and an improved UI for the store menus.

Performance

  • Improved performance by optimizing client memory use 
  • Improved performance by adjusting on-hit effects for various materials 
  • Improved shadow rendering performance
  • Partially improved the frame hitch that is caused by texture streaming when moving on the map 
  • Improved the rendering performance of burning vehicles

Replay

  • Improved control methods for the Camera (Free Camera / Follow Camera) 
  • Made improvements to enable separation of click and drag when the replay UI appears on the screen.
  • When a click is maintained under 0.3 seconds this will be perceived as a “click”, if it is held longer then the click is perceived as a “drag”.
  • Replay version has been updated, replays from previous updates are no longer playable.

Custom Match

  • Added 4 types of presets for Custom Matches.
    • Normal mode
      • 45ACP Mode (Forty-Fivers) 
      • Crossbow Mode (Ghillie Crossing)
    • War mode
      • OverpowerKit (Desert Knights)
      • SniperKit (One Shot One Kill)
  • In the standard settings, adjusted the standard value to “movable” for moving the player location in the waiting room
  • Added a function to save/call in the preset settings for match options
    • Can call or save 10 presets at maximum.
  • Added functionality to set passwords for match spectating.
  • Added the option of setting the scale for combat (team combat/platoon combat) in Regular mode and War mode in Settings
  • Improved the usability of the Flaregun
    • When obtaining the Flaregun, the number of care packages left will be displayed in the HUD – on top of the minimap.
    • When using the Flaregun, the UI displays whether it is possible to successfully fire the Flaregun
    • Adjusted the display indicating the scope of area for the Flaregun drop
  • Removed “War Royale” option in War mode – blue zone option
    • We’ll improve upon this option and bring it back soon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where, after connecting the XBOX controller to the PC, the drop-down menu would not appear to select the reason for reporting on the results screen.
  • Fixed the issue where a character on board a vehicle would sometimes be shown as immobile in a very different location.
  • Fixed the issue where a character is sometimes shown in a different location
  • Fixed the issue where a character who is driving in a vehicle is created in an unspecified location. 
  • Fixed the issue where weapons are sometimes shown in locations different from where the character is holding them.
  • Fixed the issue where the gun of the person you are spectating is sometimes not rendered, causing problems when the gun goes into ADS mode.
  • Fixed the issue where approaching a corpse while lying down could sometimes cause the camera to zoom in.
  • Fixed the issue where approaching a window with glass and throwing a throwable could sometimes cause the camera to temporarily zoom in and out. 
  • Fixed the issue where sometimes a character standing at the very edge of the sea would be shown as falling out of the sky.
  • Fixed the issue where the Bluezone UI timer occasionally decreases by 2 seconds.
  • Fixed the issue where an underwater character is unable to move to land because the terrain is shown as stuttering. 
  • Fixed the issue where colliding with an object while driving in a UAZ deals comparatively more damage than other vehicles. 
  • Fixed the issue where the firing mode of a gun that has been dropped and picked up again is reset to default settings.
  • Fixed the issue where the AR compensator on the SLR was not reducing the horizontal recoil.
  • Fixed the issue where a character cannot peek while over a gas can.
  • Fixed the issue where frame drop occured when the weather was rainy and the character was swimming in the water when the perspective changed from under to above water.
  • Fixed the issue where the suppressed AKM and Beryl M762 sounded the same.
  • Fixed the issue where characters could pass through a wooden door while riding the scooter.
  • Fixed the issue where players sometimes couldn’t loot items when the item was dropped on stairs or a slope.
  • Fixed the issue where the vaulting action was not working properly with certain building windows in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the issue where the HP gauge was displayed red in certain conditions.
  • Fixed the issue where an afterimage sometimes remains on other players’ screen when repeatedly arming/unarming.

Source: Steam

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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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