PUBG Update Now Live on Test Server, Adds New Microtransaction Crates, Tweaks Performance & More

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A new PUBG update is available to download and install for the game’s Test Server build. It’s 6.2 GB in size, and brings a significant number of changes to the game, including improved performance optimizations, changes to the Miramar map to “increase the amount of cover,” and more.

There are also new microtransactions/free-to-earn crates. You can watch us unbox some below.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

World

Added more objects around La Bendita on Miramar to increase the amount of cover

Gameplay

Reduced the visible distance when parachuting down in order to test the optimization of server and client performance at the early phases of the game

Item

Changed the design of the energy drink

UI/UX

Adjusted the squad team colors (players 1~4) to better reflect their callout names (yellow, orange, blue, green)

Adjusted squad team colors to make them more consistent between different colorblind options

Added a function where a player can select more detailed criteria for the “Cheating” category in the in-game report tool

You can choose multiple items or you can just report without selecting any of them

Replays

While player’s nameplate is on (H key), now you can check the current weapon of that player by pressing G key

Added report button in replay

Report button pops up when pressing RMB on the player list (TAB key)

While observing / following mode, report button appears on the timeline (J key)

Added a care package icon changing effect according to the status

The icon will be different when the care package is falling and looted by other players

Adjusted replay system so that now a player can watch the replay without extra delay in the following cases

Solo mode

When the player won the match

When all teammates are eliminated

Bug Fixes

Fixed the issue where when a player lands from the plane the position of character teleports intermittently

Fixed the issue where character animation is frozen when rejoining after a crash

Fixed the issue where the red zone disappears instantly after it formed

Fixed the issue where some vehicles spawned on Miramar are stuck to an object and unable to move

Fixed the issue where a player sometimes couldn’t pass through a door even though it was open

Fixed the issue where mouse cursor would disappear on a replay map

Fixed the issue where when replay and death cam were played, the crosshair was bouncing

Fixed the issue where the falling speed meter text was showing abnormally in Portuguese

New Contents

Added two new crates (free / paid)

You can open the paid crate box with the Early Bird key which is purchasable in Steam market

In order to test the stability, 100,000 BP and 6 keys will be granted to each account (test server only)

The below chart shows the crate box drop rate

The new free/paid crate box has a 40% drop rate and the previous crate boxes(Wanderer and Survivor) have a 10% drop rate

DESPERADO (new paid crate box) : 40%

BIKER (new free crate box) : 40%

Wanderer : 10%

Survivor : 10%

The below chart shows the individual drop rate per item that can be earned through the new free/paid crate boxes. (displayed down to two decimal places)

DESPERADO items

Sleeveless Turtleneck Top (Gray) : 8.00%

Leather Boots (Black) : 8.00%

Punk Knuckle Gloves (Black) : 7.50%

Baggy Pants (Black) : 7.50%

Striped Tank-top : 7.50%

Wide Pants (Red) : 7.50%

Punk Knuckle Gloves (Red) : 7.00%

Sleeveless Turtleneck (Black) : 7.00%

Baggy Pants (Brown) : 5.00%

Long Leather Boots (Brown) : 5.00%

Striped Shirt (Gray) : 5.00%

Beanie (Brown) : 5.00%

Horn-rimmed Glasses (Black) : 4.50%

Training Pants (Light Blue) : 4.50%

Leather Boots (Brown) : 4.50%

Horn-rimmed Glasses (Brown) : 2.50%

Aviator Sunglasses : 1.30%

Checkered Jacket : 1.30%

Long-sleeved Leather Shirt : 0.60%

Leather Hoodie (Black) : 0.32%

Leather Hoodie (White) : 0.32%

Cloth Mask (Leopard) : 0.16%

BIKER items

Long-sleeved T-shirt (Red) : 15.00%

School Shoes (Brown) : 15.00%

raglan shirt : 10.00%

T-shirt (Pink striped) : 10.00%

Polka Dot T-shirt : 10.00%

Dirty Long-sleeved T-shirt : 10.00%

School Shoes (Black) : 5.00%

Skinny Jeans (Khaki) : 5.00%

Gas Mask (Half) : 4.50%

Beanie (Gray) : 4.50%

Sleeveless Turtleneck (Red) : 4.50%

Skinny Jeans (Pink) : 2.50%

Patrol Cap (Brown) : 1.20%

Sleeveless Turtleneck (Gray Striped) : 1.20%

Patrol Cap (Gray) : 0.40%

Biker Pants (Black) : 0.40%

Floral Shirt (White) : 0.26%

Sneakers (Black) : 0.26%

Padded Jacket (Purple) : 0.06%

Princess Power Tank-top : 0.06%

Floral Shirt (Black) : 0.05%

Biker Pants (Gray) : 0.05%

Aviator Goggles : 0.03%

Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Brown) : 0.01%

Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Black) : 0.01%

Cloth Mask (Checkered) : 0.01%

Are you excited to see how PUBG evolves in 2018? Let us know.

In other PUBG news, Xbox has said that sales for the console version are “very big,” netcode analysis shows that the game has a big problem, and the Battle Royale Trainer is here to help players improve.

Source: Steam

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