PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Latest Patch Adds a New Car and More

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Latest Patch Adds a New Car and More

Posted by April 26, 2018 Comment

PUBG Corp just unveiled a massive patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which includes giving players access to a brand new car, map selection, weapons changes, and a lot more that is set to improve the PC version. First off, you can choose between two maps at the start of the round, either Erangel and Miramar, or you can leave it to fate on random if you desire. A new weapon has been thrown into the mix known as the SLR, along with a ton of changes to all existing weapons that you might need to relearn how to fire with some of them. Finally, you get a new muscle car in the form of the Mirado, which is a four-seater limited to Miramar that is built for speed. We have some of the details of changes below, but click that link for the full patch notes.

credit//PUBG Corp.

Weapons

  • ARs – rebalanced ARs so none is the “objective” best—the power differential between each is now reduced, but each brings advantages to different situations.
  • SMGs – adjusted them to be more effective in short range combat
  • Shotguns – increased overall damage and effective range
  • Pistols
    • Increased the damage of the P92, P1911, P18C, R1895, and R45
  • Shotguns
    • Increased limb shots modifier (shooting limbs now does more damage)
    • Slightly decreased the damage of the S686 and S1897
    • Reduced pellet spread by 25%
    • Shotgun chokes can now be attached to the sawed-off
  • SMGs
    • Increased limb shots modifier
    • Slightly increased the damage of the Micro UZI, UMP9, and Vector
    • Decreased vertical recoil on all SMGs
    • Decreased recoil and scope sway when moving in ADS (aiming down sights)
    • Increased ADS transition speed
  • ARs
    • Slightly decreased the damage of the M16A4, SCAR-L, AUG, and M416
    • Increased reload time by 30% for the SCAR-L, M16A4, and M416
    • Increased reload time by 10% for the AKM
    • Increased vertical and horizontal recoil for all ARs except the AKM
    • Decreased recoil recovery rate for all ARs
    • Restricted big scopes (8x and up) for use with all ARs
    • Added new recoil animations for all ARs
  • DMRs
    • Increased head, body, and limb shot modifier
    • Decreased the damage of the SKS
    • Slightly increased the damage of the VSS and Mini14
    • Increased vertical and horizontal recoil for all DMRs
    • Decreased the recoil recovery rate for all DMRs
    • Added new recoil animations for all DMRs
  • Other guns
    • Slightly increased the damage of the DP28 and M249
    • Restricted big scopes (8x and up) for use with LMGs (DP28, M249)
    • Reduced crossbow reloading time from 4 seconds to 3.5 seconds
    Weapon sway has been adjusted for all weapons (slightly increased side-to-side movement). And sway is now more pronounced when holding your breath.
    • Weapon sway when moving is now also reduced by the cheek pad attachment
    • Cheek pads now help you recover from weapon sway more quickly after moving

Throwables

  • Frag grenades
    • Increased explosion damage and added new hit effects and animations
    • Previously, grenade damage was greatly dependant on fall damage (from the grenade’s knockback effect) rather than explosion. We’ve removed the grenade’s knockback effect for player characters, and have adjusted it so that only explosion damage is applied when you’re struck by a grenade.
  • Weight changes (all throwables)
    • Frag grenade: Increased from 12 to 18
    • Molotov cocktail: Decreased from 18 to 16
    • Smoke grenade: Decreased from 16 to 14
    • Stun grenade: Decreased from 14 to 12

Character Movement

  • We’ve slightly decreased the movement speed when holding SRs, LMGs (M249, DP28) and shotguns. Your equipped weapon affects both your sprinting speed and your running (normal movement) speed.
  • We’ve removed the first shot delay when your character is not sprinting
  • Chambering a new round in certain weapons (M24, Kar98k, S1897, etc.) no longer limits you to walking speed while aiming down sights
  • The amount your camera shakes after being shot (“aim punch”) now depends on the amount of damage received

Other Item Balance

  • Level three helmets now only spawn in care packages (and one is guaranteed to be in every care package)
  • Both SR quickdraw magazines and SR extended quickdraw magazines now spawn only in care packages
  • We’ve reduced the spawn rate for AR extended quickdraw magazines
  • DMRs now use AR attachments (magazines, compensators, etc.) along with SR attachments
  • Adrenaline syringes now spawn (rarely) alongside normal loot in the game world
  • Adjusted the casting time of Adrenaline syringe from eight seconds to six seconds
(Last Updated April 26, 2018 5:22 pm )

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