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PUBG Receives PC Matchmaking and Quick Join Improvements; Update #27 Goes Live on Test Servers, Adding New Weapon and More

Latest PUBG Update Adds Snowy Vikendi Map, New Weapons, Tweaks Item Spawns and Much More

PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds on PC all the time suffered from matchmaking points right here and there, with ready occasions, connectivity, and infinite queueing when choosing sure maps. The studio lately launched an replace on PC to repair the aforementioned drawback, in addition to enhancing fast be a part of’s performance to raised distribute gamers throughout the totally different maps PUBG has to supply.

Common Matchmaking

  • Improved matchmaking occasions when choosing particular person maps.
  • Decreased situations of infinite matchmaking occasions on some maps.

Fast Be a part of

  • Improved performance to raised distribute gamers throughout all maps when utilizing Fast Be a part of.
    • Gamers will now be distributed into a number of totally different maps extra persistently.
    • Beforehand, when choosing Fast Be a part of, matchmaking would closely favor matching gamers into probably the most generally chosen maps.

Not solely that, replace #27 launched on the sport’s check servers alongside the primary replace. Replace #27 brings the brand new MP5K compact SMG to the sport, nevertheless, it’s a Vikendi-exclusive, and removes the Vector SMG from the map. The replace additionally alerts the upcoming Survivor Cross three: Wild Card, the place gamers can acquire “over 60 rewards” by means of finishing missions. Lastly, it brings a ton of gameplay enhancements, bug fixes, and basic stability and efficiency enhancements to PUBG.

  • MP5K is a brand new compact SMG unique to Vikendi and can substitute the Vector on that map.
    • A excessive fee SMG, firing at 900 RPM with fairly straightforward to regulate recoil
    • It has all attachment slots to permit for a tactical inventory, several types of magazines, muzzles attachments, grips, the laser pointer and naturally scopes
    • Base injury worth of 33

‘Survivor Cross three: Wild Card’ will quickly start and consists of over 60 rewards which may be obtained inside the 10 week move period. The brand new move will embrace improved missions which can check gamers expertise, an in-game function which can present monitoring of missions in real-time and even new background music and foyer.

Take pleasure in the brand new Survivor Move three: Wild Card!

  • Move Interval
    • Survivor Cross three: Wild Card will run for 10 weeks from March 26 PDT to June four PDT
  • Improved Options
    • Mission standing monitoring is now displayed reside in-game
    • Press P to view your present mission standing (reside replace of knowledge might have few seconds of delay)
  • New Missions
    • Every day Missions: These missions change day by day, so make sure you full every in time! You possibly can swap out as much as three missions per day
    • Weekly Missions: It is possible for you to to play 10 new missions each week. You possibly can swap as much as 5 missions per week for brand spanking new ones, and expired missions will disappear
    • Newbie Missions: Added 10 introductory missions that train gamers about numerous in-game options
    • There are further problem missions to check your gunplay expertise with the next weapons: Tommy Gun, Beryl M762, S686, UMP45, M16A4
      • Earn a weapon pores and skin for every weapon’s mission set you full!
  • Rewards
    • Over 60 rewards complete
    • New character face & hair gadgets as free cross rewards
    • New backpack skins
    • Each degree of the cross will grant a coupon which can be utilized within the coupon retailer to redeem gadgets and random keys
  • Premium Move and Degree-up Gadgets
    • Premium Cross: $9.99 (worth might differ barely relying in your area)
      • Gamers who buy the Premium Move will obtain a free crate key for the East Erangel Police Crate
    • Degree-up Gadgets:
      • 5 Ranges $four.99, 20 Ranges $17.99, 30 Degree up merchandise $24.99 (worth mayvary barely relying in your area)
    • Gross sales Interval: March 27 KST 11:00 till reside server upkeep on June 5 KST
  • Different
    • Altering language is disabled whereas in-game to stop a crash associated to the reside mission progress perform

We now have gathered invaluable suggestions from our gamers throughout Survival Title System Beta Season 2 and are launching Season three with some modifications, together with making it simpler to realize factors and granting coupons as you progress via the titles.

We’ll proceed to iterate on and enhance this technique shifting ahead.

  • Rewards for Survival Title System Beta Season 2
    • Distribution of rewards for beta season 2 might be on March 26 PDT
    • Rewards can be distributed to gamers who’ve achieved larger than a Novice title
    • Rewards shouldn’t take greater than a day to be absolutely distributed
      • When you’ve got not acquired the reward after the introduced date, please contact Buyer Service
    • Any gamers who’re discovered to have obtained a Survivor Title by violating operation insurance policies could also be topic to account restriction and/or removing of seasonal rewards
  • Survival Title System Season three Schedule
    • Preseason: March 19 – March 26 PDT
    • Begin Date: March 26 PDT
  • Improved Survival Level (SP) Stability
    • We now have rebalanced the speed during which you achieve Survivor Factors (SP) based mostly on participant suggestions and it’ll now be simpler to rank up, in comparison with Season 2
    • Survival Factors (SP) earned throughout Beta Season 2 can be gentle reset, which means you don’t have to start out utterly from scratch
  • New Rewards System
    • Each promotion to a brand new title will grant gamers yellow coupons which can be utilized to unlock gadgets within the coupon retailer
      • These coupons can be utilized at the side of coupons acquired from Survivor Cross three: Wild Card
    • Use the Title reward button to say rewards
  • Further Modifications
    • You possibly can view the rewards for every Title on the Season web page
    • Stats might be up to date and mirrored after a match has ended, not instantly once you die or exit the match early
    • Survivor Title rank icons have been modified to roman numerals (V, IV, III, II, I)

Weapon Stability

  • M16A4
    • When firing utilizing burst mode, the preliminary recoil has been decreased
    • Elevated the vary earlier than injury fall-off happens
      • This can assist improve M16A4 effectivity when preventing over lengthy distances
    • Canted Sights and the Tactical Inventory can now be hooked up to the M16A4
    • The Tactical Inventory will lower recoil restoration time, animation kick and weapon sway, whereas additionally enhancing ADS velocity and hipfire accuracy
  • Vector
    • Vector has been rechambered to make use of 9mm ammo
    • Journal capability has been elevated to 19 bullets by default and 33 with an prolonged magazine (was 13/25)
    • Injury decreased from 34 to 31 resulting from above modifications
  • UMP45
    • The UMP9 has been rechambered to make use of 45ACP ammo and is now referred to as the UMP45.
    • Journal capability has been adjusted to 25 bullets by default and 35 with an prolonged magazine (was 30/40)
    • Gunshot sounds have been modified to be extra sensible
  • MK47 Mutant
    • Tactical Inventory can now be hooked up to the MK47 Mutant
    • The Tactical Inventory will lower recoil restoration time, animation kick and weapon sway, whereas additionally enhancing ADS velocity and hipfire accuracy
  • Attachments Stability Modification
    • SMG and Pistol attachments have been mixed and may now be used on each weapon varieties
    • Bullets Loops for Shotguns, Win94 and Kar98okay have been mixed into one merchandise referred to as Ammo Loops
    • Holo Sights can now connect to pistols
      • When outfitted to Pistols, the dimensions of the sight will probably be lowered to suit extra appropriately
  • Hit Space Injury Multiplier Modifications
    • Elevated SR physique shot injury from 110% of base injury to 150%
    • Elevated SMG limb shot injury from 120% of base injury to 125%
  • Gameplay Stability
    • Decreased the general goal punch (goal sway) utilized when being shot by an enemy
    • First assist kits will no-longer heal immediately after use timer and can as an alternative restore well being over a 2 second interval
    • Automobiles now block gamers from receiving grenade injury with an identical mechanism used for different objects. Though, relying on grenade place and trajectory, injury can nonetheless be dealt to gamers hiding behind automobiles.

Erangel Loot Modifications

The general merchandise spawn charges on Erangel have been elevated. Moreover, we’ve elevated the spawn fee of some main weapon courses. Please bounce in and check out the modifications and tell us your suggestions!

  • Elevated spawn price of AR, DMR, LMG and SMGs
  • This can enhance the merchandise pickup fee of sought-after weapons
    • Complete mixed improve of round 41%

Because of merchandise modifications this patch, together with merging some attachments collectively, there’s naturally a niche left in spawns which must be full of different gadgets. Due to this, we have now elevated the spawn fee of different gadgets evenly. This will even end in a small improve in spawns of excessive precedence gadgets resembling ARs, meds and so forth.

This additionally means the general loot for different maps has additionally elevated barely, though no modifications have been made to particular person merchandise spawn ratios on different maps.

We have now reviewed a lot of participant suggestions on the Flare Gun because it’s launch and are making the next modifications:

UI/UX

  • Many gamers felt the icons and on-screen message associated to Flare Weapons didn’t match the type of PUBG as a sensible Battle Royale expertise. We agree and have eliminated them
    • Eliminated the Flare Gun icon from the world map and mini-map
    • Eliminated the on-screen message indicating incoming particular care packages

Sound Changes

  • Because of including Flare Weapons, there have been many extra planes flying by frequently which led to a lot frustration from gamers on account of each the quantity and frequency. So, we’ve made the next modifications
    • Altitude of the aircraft delivering Flare Gun particular care packages is now set to 500m (raised from 350m)
    • Subsequently, the audible quantity of the planes will now be decrease

Adjusted Loot Stability

  • Lowered Flare Gun Spawn Fee to a mean of three Flare Weapons per recreation for all maps
    • We would like the Flare Gun to be a uncommon merchandise with nice advantages, however at a excessive danger
    • Decreased the Care Package deal contents from 2 units to 1 set in squad mode, which is identical as solo/duo mode
    • Decreased complete Flare Gun care packages obtainable to be referred to as in per recreation
      • Now solely 2 units of particular care packages and a couple of armored UAZ may be referred to as in per recreation complete, down from three

Crosshair UI Enchancment for Canted Sight and Scopes

  • Added a brand new crosshair when utilizing the Canted Sight to assist gamers simply determine which scope they’ve outfitted

  • When utilizing your fundamental scope, you will notice the usual crosshair, with an X formed crosshair when utilizing the Canted Sight

Motion Rustling Sound

  • Weapons
    • Separate rustle sounds now play when equipping weapons in your arms vs holstering in your again
    • Similar rustling sound can be performed no matter weapon sort
    • Except for Pistols, melee weapons and throwables which don’t make rustling sounds
  • Sound degree stability
    • Rustling sounds of backpacks, costumes, weapons are all equivalent in each quantity and audible distance
      • Regardless that the audible vary of Material is similar with others, gamers can really feel it sounds with shorter audible vary than bag/weapons since material sounds are coated up by different sound results
    • Audible distance and quantity of the rustling sound modifications dynamically based mostly on the characters motion velocity
      • The quicker you progress, the louder the noise, which may then be heard from additional away
    • The audible vary of the rustling sound is decrease than footsteps

To rejoice FACEIT International Summit: PUBG Basic in London this April, we’ve added FACEIT International Summit ads to Sanhok and Vikendi.

  • On Vikendi look out for the large billboard in Volnova!
  • On Sanhok you’ll find some posters hanging up round Ha Tinh, Paradise Resort, Pai Nan and Boot Camp

Go to the official PUBG Esports web site for extra info on the FACEIT International Summit: PUBG Basic.

  • UI Overhaul of PC Settings Menu

  • Improved the general system menu design together with, settings, workforce administration display and extra.
  • Added explanations for every choice within the settings
  • Added preview photographs for every graphical choice within the settings
  • Added particular person teammate quantity modify to the workforce administration display
  • Added the Key Information display to the menu, displaying the primary keys used in-game

Retailer Enchancment

  • Improved the place of the character and weapon axis
    • It will make gadgets and characters look extra pure when previewing them
  • Modified weapon sizes to be comparable within the preview, whatever the precise weapon measurement to enhance visibility
  • Hid ‘View Element’ button when viewing non-weapon gadgets

Hid ‘View Element’ button when viewing non-weapon gadgets

  • The message ‘Enjoying’ is proven to gamers who’re enjoying in your ‘Pals’ and ‘Current’ lists
  • In case you seek for gamers via the Search tab, gamers might be proven as ‘Enjoying’

Wealthy Presence Integration

  • eSports Mode is now appropriately displayed as Esports Mode (Esports Prepared)
  • The replay model has been up to date and replays recorded previous to Replace #27 will not be playable
  • Revised to incorporate recreation audio solely when exporting films from Replay Editor
  • Added Spotlight Replay options
    • Added a function that permits gamers to observe a number of highlights by urgent the H key when spectating a selected participant throughout a replay
    • Highlights of the chosen gamers are generated as adopted:
      • When the participant kills or will get a knockdown on one other participant
      • When the participant is killed
      • When the participant escapes the blue zone with lower than 5 HP
      • When the participant wins a hen dinner
  • Optimized the Community Debug Statistics UI rendering logic to barely enhance FPS
  • Optimized replay recording logic to barely enhance FPS throughout gameplay
  • A PUBG 2nd Anniversary Cap is now out there totally free!
    • Gamers can redeem the cap on the featured and gadgets web page of the shop
    • This merchandise might be out there from March 26 PDT on the stay server
      • Availability interval: March 26 PDT – April 23 PDT earlier than the stay server upkeep
  • Merchandise gross sales for the next gadgets will finish on March 26 PDT:
    • Bizon Guerrilla Pores and skin
    • Chinese language Streamer Skins
    • East Erangel Police Crates
      • Moved to the pool of random crates
  • Eliminated default (preset) of the function the place gamers can save location in observing system
    • Eliminated default location that gamers might transfer when utilizing Ctrl + Num button
      • Maintained the function to save lots of sure location
      • How you can use: Save from the specified location by urgent Ctrl + Num button in FreeCam view
  • Modified choices in Customized Match based mostly on the ‘Gameplay’ modifications above
    • Merged attachments for pistols and SMGs into one class
    • Merged bullet loops for Kar98Okay and Shotguns
    • Modified UMP9 to UMP45
    • Modified Tactical inventory choice from M416, Vector to SMGs, ARs
    • Added new weapon MP5K

We’re joyful the announce that the Irish language is now supported in-game because of voluntary localization from gamers and communities. We sincerely thank the gamers for his or her enthusiasm.

World

  • Fastened a problem the place incorrect footstep sounds have been made when shifting on metal flooring
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers might turn into caught in a wall when vaulting on prime of an object in a selected constructing on Sanhok

Basic

  • Fastened a problem the place gamers have been capable of see previous partitions by abusing the emote mechanism
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers have been capable of open or shut doorways, regardless of a car blocking it
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers have been briefly capable of see via a skinny wall when leaning towards it
  • Fastened a problem the place when a participant was broken by two Molotov Cocktails, the participant who threw the primary shall be credited with the kill.
  • Fastened a problem the place the smoke coming from a grenade explosion outlines gamers contained in the smoke grenade
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers are unable to lean whereas standing on a crossbow
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers with poor community connectivity take no injury when exiting shifting automobiles
  • Fastened a problem which might trigger your gun to reset to single hearth mode, regardless of having the default set as full-auto.
  • Fastened a problem the place characters arms transfer abnormally when switching firing mode on the Bizon
  • Fastened a problem the place the Stock UI shows incorrectly when equipping sure attachments on the QBZ
  • Fastened a problem the place a selected object prevents Care Packages from touchdown on the bottom
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers are unable to be revived after the sport shopper is forcibly closed or has crashed
  • Fastened a problem the place sure object seem in several places to different gamers
  • Fastened a problem which induced heavy FPS drops momentarily utilizing hotkeys to mute or change audio channels.
  • Fastened a problem the place automated mini-map zoom wasn’t being activated whereas contained in the aircraft or parachuting
  • Fastened a problem which might permit gamers to put on gadgets which they’d beforehand exchanged for BP.
  • Fastened a problem the place utilizing Web page Up or Web page Down whereas observing would typically solely cycle between two gamers
  • Fastened a problem the place gun recoil might seem irregular when observing a participant capturing in ADS
  • Fastened a problem the place video size sliders within the Replay Editor have been troublesome to see
  • Fastened a problem the place the be a part of between the character mode’s neck and physique was seen
  • Fastened a problem the place an irregular line might be seen coming from the top of gamers with a selected look in Zombie Mode

Are you excited to check out the brand new MP5K? Tell us what you assume.

[Source: PUBG]