Among the updates coming for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be a brand new weapon that has the potential to be a slight game changer for some players who enjoy mid to long range combat. Bluehole released details about their latest patch (which includes new skins inspired by the film Battle Royale) letting people know that the July patch would be pushed to August 3rd, and with it included this little gem.
That right there is the Mk14 EBR, a nasty little range weapon that can do series damage if you manage to hook up an X4 or X8 scope. The key factors to keep in mind about this weapon: it’s only going to be available in crate drops, and it uses 7.62mm ammo (which you’ve been using in the SKS, the AKM, and other weapons).
While disappointing you won’t be able to just snag it off the ground with your usual array of weaponry and armor, it does make for another reason to go after drops when they happen. Much like H1Z1 before it, going after crates in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a dangerous choice, especially since everyone can see where it is. And as many can attest, unless you’re the elite of the elite, often you’ll die before you get it put whatever you snag to good use. Good luck next week in getting one and seeing how it works!