Two major updates to the PC and console versions of PUBG have brought new gameplay mechanics, features, vehicles and weapons to the all-conquering battle royale game.
PUBG Corp described the highlights of the latest updates: “This week, two large updates have been released for PUBG on PC live servers and consoles. The PC update brings the new Ledge Grab mechanic and vehicle, BRDM-2, among other things. The Console update brings more gameplay progression options with Weapon Mastery, in addition to an auto equip feature and a new control scheme.”
PUBG’s PC Update number 30 has added a significant amount of new features to the game. Among them are a new vehicle, the BRDM-2, about which PUBG Corp said: “BRDM-2 can only be called in as a special Care Package using the Flare Gun on all maps and it replaces the armoured UAZ. Over waterways or terrain, this amphibious vehicle increases your options to navigate firefights and the Battlegrounds themselves.” A new weapon, the Deagle, was described thus: “The Deagle is a handgun that deals the strongest pistol damage with great muzzle velocity and will be spawned on all maps. Deagle can deal 62 damage per shot and take both red-dot and holographic sights, various magazines and a laser sight that improves hip fire accuracy.”
Plus the update brought a new gameplay mechanic, Ledge Grab: “Ledge grab allows you to take new paths by climbing up the edge of roofs, fences, and obstacles up to 2.5 metres high, and jump from building to building or container to container. Now that players can move to places they weren’t able to reach before, players can now employ new strategies by climbing to places their opponents won’t be able to anticipate.”
Additionally, PC update 30 has improved the Gas Can, and introduced radio-based text messages along with a limited-time Survival Supply System: “To help players earn even more Battle Points (BP) to acquire cool in-game items. The new system will provide daily and weekly missions to accomplish and earn BP as a reward. The free Survival Supply System will run from after June 26th, 2019 up until live server maintenance on July 24th, 2019.”
The console versions of the game have been improved via a June Update which adds Weapon Mastery, a: “New progression feature in PUBG with unique, awesome, and free rewards, [which provides a] new avenue for players to improve their weapon skills;” and Auto Equip Attachments: “Handling attachments with the controller can sometimes be difficult and players would sometimes avoid early combat due to having insufficient time to equip attachments. To solve this, the PUBG team created an auto-equip attachment feature to reduce time when equipping needed attachments. Less time in your inventory means more time for battle!”
Plus on console, PUBG Corp has added a third controller preset, entitled Controller Preset C, which: “Moves the bindings of leaning from the thumbsticks to the bumper buttons.” And the Erangel and Vikendi maps have been given their second loot spawn rebalances.