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When will PUBG fix the broken air drops? Devs respond

Published: 25/Jun/2019 12:19

by Connor Bennett

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PUBG Corp has confirmed when a fix will be released for the annoying problem of having mid-game Air Drops land outside of the map. 

Fortnite, but that hasn’t stopped developers PUBG Corp from regularly updating the game and maintaining contact with their player base. 

While new content seemingly remains a high priority, the game is still littered with bug and errors that can have a major impact on games. One, in particular, the landing locations of Air Drops, is still a problem but is one that is set to be rectified. 

PUBG CorpPlayers have found that some drops will land out of the map.

In a post to the game’s subreddit, user MyszSoda, pointed out that an Air Drop had landed outside of the map during a recent match on Miramar and was, obviously, unobtainable to any player in-game. 

It didn’t take long for one of the game’s team to turn around and say just when there would be a fix coming for the strange issue. Hawkinz, the PUBG community manager, responded: “Unfortunately, the fix won’t be making it into Update #30 but will be fixed in the update after and be resolved on all maps.”

When will PUBG Update #31 release?

Prior to the post being made, PUBG Update #30 had already been sent out to the game’s test servers for players to get their hands on with the new changes scheduled to go live on June 25.

While in the test server, PUBG Corp can – and have – made changes prior to content getting a full in-game release, but that won’t be the case with #30. Instead, players can look forward to getting their hands on a new weapon – the Desert Eagle – as well as the new BRDM-2  amphibious vehicle which, somewhat ironically, can only be found through the Flare Gun airdrop. 

A date for Update #31 has not been confirmed but if PUBG Corp sticks to their somewhat monthly update schedule, players can expect a fix in late July.

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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.

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.”

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.