PUBG PC patch adds parachute skin, new crate, minor balance tweaks

The latest PC patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available on test severs.

PUBG’s update 13 is not a major one, but it still manages to have a few interesting changes.

Under Customisation, there’s now a new Gear option, which lets you choose a parachute skin. The first of these, called the Bengal Tiger skin, will be available for purchase for $5, replacing the Target Practice pan skin.

Speaking of skins, there’s a new cosmetic crate to look forward to. It’s called the Aviator crate, and it’ll require the Aviator key to unlock.

Though this update doesn’t feature any performance improvements, the developer noted that it’s aware of growing concerns about deteriorating game performance and will address them in the future.

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PUBG Corp. also promised more balance updates soon. The next of which will bring some tweaks to the M16A4. Future updates will also change the weapon drop rates, though the developer did not share any specific details.

All of this is available now on test servers, and will hit live servers later today. Expect a four-hour maintenance today at 7pm PDT, 10pm EDT which is 3am BSTtomorrow.

Here all the patch notes:

Gameplay

  • Both the Lightweight Grip and Half Grip can now be attached to the Vector.
  • First shot from the M16A4 now has less recoil.
  • Decreased the spread of shotgun pellets.
  • Shotgun chokes and duckbills are now less effective at decreasing spread (so the effective spread for a shotgun with a choke or duckbill will be similar to before)

UI/UX

  • Customisation > 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.
  • Multiple languages will be applied to various lobby components such as lobby menus (Play, Customization, Store, etc.), the options menu, and crates
  • 19 different languages are supported

Bug fixes

  • 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
  • Aviator Crate requires an Aviator Key to be opened

Cosmetics

  • Added new parachute skin
  • The “Bengal Tiger” parachute skin can be purchased separately as an individual item for $4.99(price will vary slightly in some regions, based on global exchange rates). It can be purchased only once per account.
  • Bengal Tiger is untradeable on the Steam market
  • It is purchasable in Store > items menu
  • The Target Practice Pan skin will no longer be available after the planned 5/17 update!

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PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase Leak Reveals PUBG, Bloodborne 2, Devil May Cry 5 and More

PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase Leak Reveals PUBG, Bloodborne 2, Devil May Cry 5 and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new Bloodborne game may be at E3
  • Usual suspects like The Last of Us: Part II are expected as well
  • Other outlandish possibilities include a new BioShock game

Sony’s E3 2018 PlayStation showcase could have PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Bloodborne 2, a new BioShock game, and a new SOCOM title too. According to a leak originating from 4chan (viaGamerant) we could see a host of unannounced games joining those expected to get stage time at the PlayStation E3 2018 showcase. While some of the games on this leaked list are known entities such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3, The Last of Us: Part II, Spider-Man, and Ghosts of Tsushima to name a few, others such as BioShock Resurgence in PS VR that too seem like odd choices, making us caution against taking this leak at face value.

Interestingly, this is the second time a possible Devil May Cry 5 reveal has been speculated. Earlier it was discovered that Capcom had obtained a domain for the game and had its name servers updated recently. And while this may lend some truth to the rumours, the anonymous nature of this leak makes it tough to ascertain. It doesn’t help matters that the list contains that are guaranteed to show up at the even anyway such as The Last of Us: Part II.

PS4 E3 2018 leaks

  • Ghosts of Tsushima (demo)
  • Medievil (trailer)
  • PlayStation Party (trailer)
  • Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (trailer)
  • Spider-Man PS VR Mode (demo)
  • Shenmue 3 (demo)
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake PS VR Mode (trailer)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (demo)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (demo)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (trailer)
  • BioShock Resurgence PS VR Mode (trailer)
  • Bloodborne 2 (trailer)
  • Death Stranding (demo)
  • The Last of Us: Part II (demo)
  • PUBG (trailer)
  • SOCOM: Coalition (teaser)

This leak follows those related to Microsoft and Nintendo E3 2018 reveals. Before each E3 comes a host of rumour and speculation on what to expect. While some of it ends up being true, such as God of War’s Norse setting made public before the official reveal, others such as a new Halo game have sadly been false. As we’ve said earlier, keep your expectations in check.

 

PUBG begins final round of Xbox One Miramar public testing, prior to launch next week

Yesterday, developer PUBG Corp announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ second map, the desert-themed Miramar, would be leaving testing and launching on Xbox One next week, on Thursday May 24th.

Prior to full release, however, Miramar is undergoing one final round of public testing. Should you wish to get involved, test servers are now open and will remain so until Miramar shifts to the live servers on May 24th. What’s more, there’ll be no downtime to speak of, given that PUBG’s public test servers will continue to host Miramar while live server maintenance is underway.

According to PUBG Corp, Battlegrounds’ latest round of public testing on Xbox One supports play for Solos, Duos, and Squads, and isn’t soley restricted to Miramar; it will also include the latest optimisations, tweaks, and bug fixes for original map Erangel.

On the optimisation front, shadows have been finessed to reduce crashes in certain situations, while tweaks have been made to allow buildings and their interiors to load simultaneously, reducing the overall rendering time. The developer notes, however, that Miramar will require additional work in order to bring it to the same level of optimisation as Erangel.

Elsewhere, vehicle and weapon spawns have been increased on Miramar, and numerous adjustments have been made to Battlegrounds’ settings options. A full list of changes and additions can be found in PUBG’s latest Xbox One patch notes.

The developer reminds eager players that Battlegrounds’ public test servers can go down for maintenance at any time.