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  1. Def understand the frustration here. We will be sure to report this as a top QoL priority.
  2. That is a good suggestion and I'll see if we can do that for future patch notes if we use the PTS. On another note, I do know that we are rethinking how we utilise the PTS. I fall under the same belief as many of you that it should not only be used to test stability, but also to fix newly discovered bugs and (try to) implement top QoL fixes reported by the community. While I will be sure to convey this to the team to the best of my abilities, do know that as a whole we are discussing goals for the PTS for the rest of the year.
  3. Hey everyone, With the release of our new map, Vikendi, we are excited to unveil two special Vikendi bundles that will be available to purchase starting January 22. Both bundles include the exclusive Military Uniform Set, which can only be attained through one of these bundles! Vikendi Edition ($54.49 USD) The Vikendi Edition is perfect for those who have not yet picked up the base game but want to join in on the PUBG action! The Vikendi Edition includes the following: Base Game Public Test Server (PTS) 2,300 G-Coin Survivor Pass: Vikendi Military Uniform Set (Female version) Can be worn by both male and female characters Vikendi Pack ($24.99 USD) The Vikendi Pack is also available for those who already have the base game, but want to pick up the new Survivor Pass: Vikendi along with other valuable bonuses! The Vikendi Pack includes the following: 2,300 G-Coin Survivor Pass: Vikendi Military Uniform Set (Female) Can be worn by both male and female characters These bundles will be available for purchase until March 28 PST 00:00 / CET 09:00. If you are interested in purchasing one of these bundles, please head to the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store. Thanks, PUBG Console Team
  4. Hey everyone, With the release of our new map, Vikendi, we are excited to unveil two special Vikendi bundles that will be available to purchase starting January 22. Both bundles include the exclusive Military Uniform Set, which can only be attained through one of these bundles! Vikendi Edition ($54.49 USD) The Vikendi Edition is perfect for those who have not yet picked up the base game but want to join in on the PUBG action! The Vikendi Edition includes the following: Base Game Public Test Server (PTS) 2,300 G-Coin Survivor Pass: Vikendi Military Uniform Set (Female version) Can be worn by both male and female characters Vikendi Pack ($24.99 USD) The Vikendi Pack is also available for those who already have the base game, but want to pick up the new Survivor Pass: Vikendi along with other valuable bonuses! The Vikendi Pack includes the following: 2,300 G-Coin Survivor Pass: Vikendi Military Uniform Set (Female) Can be worn by both male and female characters These bundles will be available for purchase until March 28 PST 00:00 / CET 09:00. If you are interested in purchasing one of these bundles, please head to the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store. Thanks, PUBG Console Team
  5. Hello everyone, We are excited to introduce a new way to progress through PUBG - welcome to the Survival Title System! The Survival Title System will be implemented into the game with the update on January 22. We designed the new Survival Title System so you can see how you progress, going from zero to obtaining honorable Titles through continued play while improving your skills. And while this is also a beta and can change with your feedback, here’s some more information on our thoughts and goals for the new Survival Title System in Beta Season 1. Beta Season 1 Survival Title System The Survival Title System is based on personal growth, instead of having your placement being decided based on competition with others. With the Survival Title System, you can obtain Titles through consistently playing the game. Once you reach Expert, there are no longer any divisions, but progression will be more difficult and influenced more by a higher ranking and kill count in every session. There is no demotion aspect in the Survival Title System, meaning once you achieve a Title, the only place to go is up (with exception to the Lone Survivor Title, detailed below)! Players will begin with 1 Survival Point (SP). SP gain efficiency will be tweaked slightly between different game modes (Solo, Duo, Squad) in an effort to keep each mode fair and balanced to prevent any as being seen as the only viable way to grind SP. The Lone Survivor As the top end of this system, only the top 100 players are able to acquire the Lone Survivor Title. Once you reach the required amount of SP for Lone Survivor, you will have to continue earning SP or risk being bumped by a competitor. You will retain the Lone Survivor Title as long as you remain in the top 100, so play well and play often to show off your prestigious title! Leaderboard Improvements The Leaderboard has been improved to highlight players who have made it to Lone Survivor. This leaderboard will be updated every 2 hours. Lone Survivor players who do not play a match for one week will be removed from the Leaderboard. Title Icon In Lobby Title emblems will be displayed in the lobby for you and your team. The emblem will be changed and displayed to reflect each mode. Rewards (system) per Survival Title We’ve added a reward system for those working their way up through the new Title System. For Beta Season 1, you will receive rewards based on the highest Title achieved during the season regardless of Mode(Solo/Duo/Squad) or Perspective (TPP/FPP). Those rewards will be given out at the start of the following Season. Novice through Survivor Titles will receive rewards as their milestones are achieved. You can check your status, which can be checked in the Title information on the “SEASON - OVERVIEW” page of the game lobby. Lone Survivors will receive the same rewards as Survivors and will only retain the Lone Survivor Title while within the top 100. Remember that the Title System is still in Beta. Your continued and valuable feedback will help us choose the direction of this and future systems, so let us know your thoughts on what we’re doing right or more importantly, what you’d like to see from us in the future. Thank you, PUBG Console Dev Team
  6. Hello everyone, We are excited to introduce a new way to progress through PUBG - welcome to the Survival Title System! The Survival Title System will be implemented into the game with the update on January 22. We designed the new Survival Title System so you can see how you progress, going from zero to obtaining honorable Titles through continued play while improving your skills. And while this is also a beta and can change with your feedback, here’s some more information on our thoughts and goals for the new Survival Title System in Beta Season 1. Beta Season 1 Survival Title System The Survival Title System is based on personal growth, instead of having your placement being decided based on competition with others. With the Survival Title System, you can obtain Titles through consistently playing the game. Once you reach Expert, there are no longer any divisions, but progression will be more difficult and influenced more by a higher ranking and kill count in every session. There is no demotion aspect in the Survival Title System, meaning once you achieve a Title, the only place to go is up (with exception to the Lone Survivor Title, detailed below)! Players will begin with 1 Survival Point (SP). SP gain efficiency will be tweaked slightly between different game modes (Solo, Duo, Squad) in an effort to keep each mode fair and balanced to prevent any as being seen as the only viable way to grind SP. The Lone Survivor As the top end of this system, only the top 100 players are able to acquire the Lone Survivor Title. Once you reach the required amount of SP for Lone Survivor, you will have to continue earning SP or risk being bumped by a competitor. You will retain the Lone Survivor Title as long as you remain in the top 100, so play well and play often to show off your prestigious title! Leaderboard Improvements The Leaderboard has been improved to highlight players who have made it to Lone Survivor. This leaderboard will be updated every 2 hours. Lone Survivor players who do not play a match for one week will be removed from the Leaderboard. Title Icon In Lobby Title emblems will be displayed in the lobby for you and your team. The emblem will be changed and displayed to reflect each mode. Rewards (system) per Survival Title We’ve added a reward system for those working their way up through the new Title System. For Beta Season 1, you will receive rewards based on the highest Title achieved during the season regardless of Mode(Solo/Duo/Squad) or Perspective (TPP/FPP). Those rewards will be given out at the start of the following Season. Novice through Survivor Titles will receive rewards as their milestones are achieved. You can check your status, which can be checked in the Title information on the “SEASON - OVERVIEW” page of the game lobby. Lone Survivors will receive the same rewards as Survivors and will only retain the Lone Survivor Title while within the top 100. Remember that the Title System is still in Beta. Your continued and valuable feedback will help us choose the direction of this and future systems, so let us know your thoughts on what we’re doing right or more importantly, what you’d like to see from us in the future. Thank you, PUBG Console Dev Team
  7. These patch notes have been updated. 01/21/2018 - Maintenance Schedule update Hey everyone, On January 22, we will be updating live servers to Update #1! This update will include the new snow-themed map, Vikendi, the Survivor Pass: Vikendi, a new vehicle and new weapons, along with many quality of life and bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes below before jumping into the new update! Maintenance Schedule PST: January 22 12:00-2:00AM PST: January 21 11:00PM - January 22 3:00AM CET: January 22 9:00-11:00AM CET: January 22 8:00AM - 12:00PM QoL Minimap: Players can now further magnify the minimap Player order consistency: Player order between the lobby and in-game is now consistent so that players will have fixed numbers and colors based on lobby order when they enter a game. Added field of view slider in First Person Perspective mode (FPP) settings New Map: Vikendi Vikendi Gameplay Vikendi is 6x6km map. The gameplay of Vikendi is quicker than Erangel and Miramar, but offers an arguably more tactical experience than Sanhok. Players can throw snowballs while waiting to board the plane in the starting area Vehicles will be more slippery in snow or icy areas. Acceleration on icy terrain is slow and you lose more general vehicle control as you speed up Footprints and vehicle tracks will appear as players travel in snow-covered areas. Keep an eye out! These are great to help identify if enemies have passed by recently Keep in mind that footprints and tracks in the snow don’t stay around forever! Redzone The center of the red zone spawns outside of the play zone The smaller the play zone, the smaller the red zone Bluezone The first circle of every game is much smaller than other maps, but subsequent circle sizes change less drastically. This facilitates more blue zone variety and unique experiences. Similar strategies work on Vikendi to Erangel and Miramar for the first three phases, but the zones will close slower starting from phase 4, similar to Sahnok. We feel this leads to a good balance between strategy and gunplay throughout the duration of each match Item Spawn Balance The overall item spawn rate is at a midpoint between our maps - offering a unique place between the spawn rates of Erangel and Sahnok. Level 3 helmets spawn in the world Level 3 vests spawn more often than other maps Smoke Grenades are spawned at a higher rate compared to other throwables SURVIVOR PASS: VIKENDI Added Survivor Pass: Vikendi The duration of the pass is 10 weeks. Players have the opportunity to complete missions and receive rewards throughout the duration of the pass. Two types of passes are available: Survivor Pass: Vikendi - Provides missions and rewards to unlock for all players, as they level-up the pass. Premium Pass - Provides special missions and exclusive rewards to players who’ve purchased the premium pass, as they level-up the pass. There are 5 mission types available to complete: Daily Missions: 3 missions will be provided every day. You swap out up to 1 mission per day. Weekly Missions: 10 missions will be available every week, and you can view the missions for specific weeks. Premium Pass holders can complete up to 10 missions per week and all players with Survivor Pass: Vikendi can complete up to 4 missions. Beginner Missions: Easy missions which are provided for beginner players. Premium Missions: All players can complete these missions, but only players who have the Premium Pass can claim rewards after completion. Challenge Missions: Theses are special missions provided for players who’ve completed all their weekly missions in a specific week. It contains more challenging and advanced missions. All players can complete Challenge Missions, but only players who have the Premium Pass can claim rewards after completion. You can view your current mission lists in-game by pressing "L1" You can also check the mission lists prior to jumping out of the plane (Not available after jumping out of the plane) Added ‘Coupon’ system in Survivor Pass: Vikendi You can claim Coupons (Blue, Yellow and White) each level or by completing challenge missions, which you can then use to unlock exclusive items in the Coupon Shop. Coupons are only available during Survivor Pass period. The existing Supply system will be integrated with Survivor Pass: Vikendi on January 22. We have integrated the existing Survival Rewards system into Survivor Pass: Vikendi. Supply System will be available in the Survival Pass menu. Existing Survival Rewards system will be closed on January 22, 2019 and all existing supply missions and levels will reset. Make sure to click ‘Claim’ and ‘Drop In Supply’ to redeem rewards before the system is closed. NEW WEAPON: SKORPION Added a new handgun, the Skorpion The Skorpion spawns on all maps Single fire and full auto fire mode Uses 9mm ammo, it can load up to 20 bullets and 40 with an Extended Magazine Attachments: Sight: Red dot sight Muzzle: Suppressor Lower Rail: Vertical Foregrip, Half Grip, Light Grip, Laser Sight Stock: Stock for Micro UZI Magazine: Extended Magazine only NEW WEAPON: G36C G36C spawns only in Vikendi Chambered for 5.56mm ammo, it can load 30 bullets and 40 with an Extended Magazine G36C has a lower and upper rail for attachments, but cannot attach a stock NEW VEHICLE: SNOWMOBILE Added a new vehicle - Snowmobile The Snowmobile only spawns in Vikendi It seats 2 players and performs much better than other vehicles on snow and ice, but is more difficult to drive on other terrain. Region Renewal, Season & Rank, Leaderboard Server/region will now be decided automatically depending on the player’s local region If you group with a player from another region, matchmaking will automatically decide the best region to play on Region select button at the right bottom side of the screen will disappear. Survival Title System (Beta Season 1) has been added For more information, please see our post on Survival Title System here. Map Selection Map selection has changed with the addition of Vikendi You can select Vikendi or select Others (Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok) to play Quick Join function puts you in the first available game, regardless of map Play Menu UI Renewal Improved the map and game-mode selection interface Additional queuing information is now displayed for the selected match type. If the matching pool in your region has sufficient players for healthy matchmaking, the expected wait time will be displayed for the selected match type. When the matching pool in your region doesn't have enough players for healthy matchmaking, an accurate estimated waiting time cannot be provided and the number of players currently queuing will be displayed instead. When the concurrent player count for a region is too low to start games consistently in a particular mode, those players will be redirected to their next closest region instead. A message will alert players when this is happening and to expect higher ping than local servers. Gameplay Decreased recoil of the P18C Added auto-reload option When enabled, you will reload weapons automatically when you try to fire while your magazine is empty By default, this is set to “Off” but can be changed in the Gameplay menu Maximum number of Forward Running Sensitivity has changed from 50 to 100 The maximum value would stay the same, so if your Forward Running Sensitivity was 10, it will change to 20 This is to have a more specific value Improved the sound settings in option The sound settings are now separated into Master Volume, FX Volume, UI Volume and Music Volume Parachute System Overhaul Freefalling Tapping L-Stick now puts you into a dive at full speed straight down towards the ground Turning speed is now much faster and has increased control, responsiveness, and precision Parachuting Added new freefall animations and increased overall control and responsiveness Tapping L-Stick helps you drop faster and land quicker Pulling L-Stick backwards lets you glide, when you want to travel a longer distance You can now cut the parachute while relatively close to the ground by pressing O, while still moving through the air. This can be used to strategically to get to your drop point faster, but be careful, as you can take damage if you drop too far Added new landing animations The speed in which you land matters, as landing too fast may force your character to roll, or roll for longer, before you can gain full control of your movement Colliding with buildings or objects while parachuting will now automatically cut your parachute. Be careful! The parachute no longer disappears instantly after landing Improved the character animations used in the air. Character movements are much more fluid and have been improved to be more realistic. Improved blood hit effects Improved the visuals of blood particles when players are shot. Improved the visuals of blood effects that appear on screen when shot by other players. Slightly decreased the maximum number of shots possible to fire per second with the M16A4 The reason for this change was due to the fire-rate of burst mode for the M16A4 being unintentionally slower than single fire shot rapidly We are planning to have a weapon balance patch in the first half of 2019. Please continue to share your feedback with us regarding weapon balance Adjusted the sight position to be closer to the muzzle for some weapons In a future update, we will be adding a new attachment which will require this new sight position, so we've made the change in advance to help players adjust to the change There is no change to weapon recoil, but weapon control may be perceived differently due to the sight location change Players now receive damage from Molotovs that hit their vehicle Molotovs that hit around the vehicle, or when driven through an already-exploded molotov will not damage those inside UI/UX Player order consistency: Player order between the lobby and in-game is now consistent so that players will have fixed numbers and colors based on lobby order when they enter a game. Controller Guide can now be seen from the lobby from settings The name of the player being watched while spectating teammates, in observer view, or killer spectating will now appear in the top left corner of the screen. Changed the overall lobby theme in celebration of our latest map - Vikendi Applied the snowfield environment theme Applied a snowing effect Changed the background music Combined the 'Career' and 'Leaderboard' menu in Statistics into a 'Season' menu Performance Improved the client performance by optimizing the creation of character materials Improved performance by mitigating an issue causing thin objects to flicker. Optimized particles in rainy weather. Adjusted the parachute and character sync rate depending on the distance to improve server performance Improved the items and skins to look smoother on preview Added characters, weapon skins and parachute preview Optimized rendering method on vegetation to improve performance Optimized object creation to improve CPU performance Bug Fixes Fixed the issue where players could sometimes climb stairs much faster while moving diagonally next to the wall. Fixed the issue where a downed players' character model would sometimes penetrate walls. Fixed the issue where characters would look like they were sliding while standing up if they took out a weapon and stood up at the same time. Fixed the issue where characters would look headless when using heal/boost while in prone or when in a vehicle in FPP. Fixed the issue where a player appeared to slide when standing up or moving while going prone before landing from a certain height. Fixed the issue where some animations were cancelled when moving with certain steps Fixed the issue where sometimes an enemy player was seen shooting with the weapon at the back of the character Fixed the issue where you can sometimes see through walls and rock surfaces while riding the motorcycle. Fixed the issue where your camera sometimes goes through the vehicle when the vehicle is leaning on an object. Fixed the issue where ADS worked unreliably when ADSing right after equipping a weapon. Fixed the issue where a player sometimes received collision damage from a motorcycle when another player picked up the motorcycle. Fixed an issue where a character would sometimes rotate even though its feet are fixed when the screen is rotated more than 180 degrees left or right. Fixed the issue where a player's motion was sometimes shown as scoping when taking steps next to a wall. Fixed the issue where characters could vault over other characters when positioned at certain heights. Fixed the issue where a player would sometimes clip through the floor of a building when disembarking a motorcycle. Fixed the issue where a character's animation would pop upward when getting close to the wheels of a buggy. Fixed the issue of where a character's animation would pop upward when crouching and standing up near a vehicle. Fixed an issue where player couldn’t see his/her teammate’s character in lobby after a match intermittently Fixed an issue where player couldn’t loot some items such as weapon or ammo on the ground Fixed an issue causing a character to be headless when wearing certain skins Fixed an issue where players could shoot in an abnormal direction in free-look Fixed an issue where characters' hands would spin while looking up when looting or preparing to throw a throwable in FPP. Fixed an issue where players could get into certain terrain of Miramar which should be impossible Fixed an issue where player can stand up from a prone position faster than usual in certain conditions. Fixed the issue where players could use weapons while swimming if they kept pushing the weapon equip button near rocks. Fixed an issue which caused the screen to shake excessively when spectating an opponent who was firing a weapon. Fixed the issue where when freefalling out of the plane and pressing particular movement keys, certain animations didn’t play correctly. Fixed the issue where the footstep sounds of players moving at low speed (walking when crouching) was not played to other players. Fixed an issue where the character's footsteps couldn't be heard when on carpet Fixed the issue where when click the “Play” button, game was frozen in the lobby. Fixed the issue where world map and wheel menu could be opened at the same time. Fixed the issue where a spot at the back of the truck and buggy would block bullets. Fixed the issue where when plane flew around you, the sound of plane was not played. Fixed a rare bug where teammates would receive friendly-fire damage, even if you weren’t aiming at them while shooting Fixed the issue when the character passed through the barbed wire, it penetrates the character’s body or cause unexpected termination. Fixed the issue where the hair would not show when wearing certain beanies Fixed the issue where the effect sound of the Adrenaline Syringe continuously play even after canceling Fixed an issue where vehicle horns continued to sound after exiting a vehicle while horning Fixed the issue where the team list does not correspond when observing his/her teammate and changing camera. Fixed an issue where the casting gauge for health/boosting items and reviving was not shown while observing Fixed an issue where the number of available throwables would not update when picking up a throwable while holding a throwable as well Fixed an issue the bolt action of the observee was shown incorrectly while observing Fixed an issue where the quick marker was unable to remove while observing Fixed an issue where the animation for equipping/unequipping the weapon was shown incorrectly after the observee stands up from prone while observing Fixed an issue where the motorcycle was not mountable on certain angle Fixed an issue where the sound of emote played just before the round begins at the in-game lobby continued to play even after riding the plane Fixed an issue where the camera passed through the door on certain angle when ADSing close to the door while holding a handgun Fixed an issue where helmet skins applied in the lobby are sometimes delayed from appearing on looted in-game helmets. Fixed an issue where characters can’t pick up a dropped melee weapon again after dropping it on specific stairs in Erangel. Fixed an issue where grenades would sometimes damage an incorrect area. Fixed an issue where the grenade arc would stay displayed when knocked down while preparing to throw a grenade. Fixed an issue where sometimes a character would be shown as under the ground with only their face showing while waiting in specific areas before the game starts. Fixed an issue that the camera angle would move into the character’s body when walking into destroyed wired-fence. Fixed an issue that causes the camera to pass through doors when moving the camera in certain situations. Fixed an issue where an enemy player would appear to prone/stand up multiple times in specific situations, after proning and standing up once. Fixed an issue where in certain situations the door opening/closing animations did not play when another player interacted with the door. Fixed an issue where green blood was more visible than red blood. Fixed an issue with reconnecting while in a vehicle, which would remove the player from the vehicle and upon reconnect the player model would sometimes be clipped inside the vehicle. Fixed an issue where care packages would sometimes drop outside the playable area, in the water. Fixed an issue which sometimes caused care packages to drop from the plane tilted, or flipped upside down. Fixed an issue where each weapon had a different delay between reloading and being able to fire Fixed an issue that caused the region indicator in-game beneath the health bar to display as “UNKNOWN” Fixed an issue which caused vehicles to sometimes pass through players, when rolling down a hill Fixed an issue when laying prone right next to a wall, your weapon could move through the wall in FPP Fixed an issue which caused character animations to look unnatural when players were pushed by a vehicle moving down a hill Fixed an issue which cause the camera to shake while ADS and moving in a prone position on sloped terrain Fixed an issue which caused ammo capacity to display up to 6 decimal places Fixed an issue which while spectating could cause the spectated player's weapon to display in a misaligned position
  8. These patch notes have been updated. 01/21/2018 - Maintenance Schedule update Hey everyone, On January 22, we will be updating live servers to Update #4! This update will include the new snow-themed map, Vikendi, the Survivor Pass: Vikendi, a new vehicle and new weapons, along with many quality of life and bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes below before jumping into the new update! Maintenance Schedule PST: January 22 12:00-2:00AM PST: January 21 11:00PM - January 22 3:00AM CET: January 22 9:00-11:00AM CET: January 22 8:00AM - 12:00PM Known Issues Digital Camo Pants do not show correctly QoL Minimap: Players can now further magnify the minimap Player order consistency: Player order between the lobby and in-game is now consistent so that players will have fixed numbers and colors based on lobby order when they enter a game. Added field of view slider in First Person Perspective mode (FPP) settings Added graphical settings option for Xbox One X New Map: Vikendi Vikendi Gameplay Vikendi is 6x6km map. The gameplay of Vikendi is quicker than Erangel and Miramar, but offers an arguably more tactical experience than Sanhok. Players can throw snowballs while waiting to board the plane in the starting area Vehicles will be more slippery in snow or icy areas. Acceleration on icy terrain is slow and you lose more general vehicle control as you speed up Footprints and vehicle tracks will appear as players travel in snow-covered areas. Keep an eye out! These are great to help identify if enemies have passed by recently Keep in mind that footprints and tracks in the snow don’t stay around forever! Redzone The center of the red zone spawns outside of the play zone The smaller the play zone, the smaller the red zone Bluezone The first circle of every game is much smaller than other maps, but subsequent circle sizes change less drastically. This facilitates more blue zone variety and unique experiences. Similar strategies work on Vikendi to Erangel and Miramar for the first three phases, but the zones will close slower starting from phase 4, similar to Sahnok. We feel this leads to a good balance between strategy and gunplay throughout the duration of each match Item Spawn Balance The overall item spawn rate is at a midpoint between our maps - offering a unique place between the spawn rates of Erangel and Sahnok. Level 3 helmets spawn in the world Level 3 vests spawn more often than other maps Smoke Grenades are spawned at a higher rate compared to other throwables SURVIVOR PASS: VIKENDI Added Survivor Pass: Vikendi The duration of the pass is 10 weeks. Players have the opportunity to complete missions and receive rewards throughout the duration of the pass. Two types of passes are available: Survivor Pass: Vikendi - Provides missions and rewards to unlock for all players, as they level-up the pass. Premium Pass - Provides special missions and exclusive rewards to players who’ve purchased the premium pass, as they level-up the pass. There are 5 mission types available to complete: Daily Missions: 3 missions will be provided every day. You swap out up to 1 mission per day. Weekly Missions: 10 missions will be available every week, and you can view the missions for specific weeks. Premium Pass holders can complete up to 10 missions per week and all players with Survivor Pass: Vikendi can complete up to 4 missions. Beginner Missions: Easy missions which are provided for beginner players. Premium Missions: All players can complete these missions, but only players who have the Premium Pass can claim rewards after completion. Challenge Missions: Theses are special missions provided for players who’ve completed all their weekly missions in a specific week. It contains more challenging and advanced missions. All players can complete Challenge Missions, but only players who have the Premium Pass can claim rewards after completion. You can view your current mission lists in-game by pressing “LB” You can also check the mission lists prior to jumping out of the plane (Not available after jumping out of the plane) Added ‘Coupon’ system in Survivor Pass: Vikendi You can claim Coupons (Blue, Yellow and White) each level or by completing challenge missions, which you can then use to unlock exclusive items in the Coupon Shop. Coupons are only available during Survivor Pass period. The existing Supply system will be integrated with Survivor Pass: Vikendi on January 22. We have integrated the existing Survival Rewards system into Survivor Pass: Vikendi. Supply System will be available in the Survival Pass menu. Existing Survival Rewards system will be closed on January 22, 2019 and all existing supply missions and levels will reset. Make sure to click ‘Claim’ and ‘Drop In Supply’ to redeem rewards before the system is closed. NEW WEAPON: SKORPION Added a new handgun, the Skorpion The Skorpion spawns on all maps Single fire and full auto fire mode Uses 9mm ammo, it can load up to 20 bullets and 40 with an Extended Magazine Attachments: Sight: Red dot sight Muzzle: Suppressor Lower Rail: Vertical Foregrip, Half Grip, Light Grip, Laser Sight Stock: Stock for Micro UZI Magazine: Extended Magazine only NEW WEAPON: G36C G36C spawns only in Vikendi Chambered for 5.56mm ammo, it can load 30 bullets and 40 with an Extended Magazine G36C has a lower and upper rail for attachments, but cannot attach a stock NEW VEHICLE: SNOWMOBILE Added a new vehicle - Snowmobile The Snowmobile only spawns in Vikendi It seats 2 players and performs much better than other vehicles on snow and ice, but is more difficult to drive on other terrain. Region Renewal, Season & Rank, Leaderboard Server/region will now be decided automatically depending on the player’s local region If you group with a player from another region, matchmaking will automatically decide the best region to play on Region select button at the right bottom side of the screen will disappear. Survival Title System (Beta Season 1) has been added For more information, please see our post on Survival Title System here. Map Selection Map selection has changed with the addition of Vikendi You can select Vikendi or select Others (Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok) to play Quick Join function puts you in the first available game, regardless of map Play Menu UI Renewal Improved the map and game-mode selection interface Additional queuing information is now displayed for the selected match type. If the matching pool in your region has sufficient players for healthy matchmaking, the expected wait time will be displayed for the selected match type. When the matching pool in your region doesn't have enough players for healthy matchmaking, an accurate estimated waiting time cannot be provided and the number of players currently queuing will be displayed instead. When the concurrent player count for a region is too low to start games consistently in a particular mode, those players will be redirected to their next closest region instead. A message will alert players when this is happening and to expect higher ping than local servers. Gameplay Decreased recoil of the P18C Added auto-reload option When enabled, you will reload weapons automatically when you try to fire while your magazine is empty By default, this is set to “Off” but can be changed in the Gameplay menu Maximum number of Forward Running Sensitivity has changed from 50 to 100 The maximum value would stay the same, so if your Forward Running Sensitivity was 10, it will change to 20 This is to have a more specific value Improved the sound settings in option The sound settings are now separated into Master Volume, FX Volume, UI Volume and Music Volume Parachute System Overhaul Freefalling Tapping L-Stick now puts you into a dive at full speed straight down towards the ground Turning speed is now much faster and has increased control, responsiveness, and precision Parachuting Added new freefall animations and increased overall control and responsiveness Tapping L-Stick helps you drop faster and land quicker Pulling L-Stick backwards lets you glide, when you want to travel a longer distance You can now cut the parachute while relatively close to the ground by pressing B, while still moving through the air. This can be used to strategically to get to your drop point faster, but be careful, as you can take damage if you drop too far Added new landing animations The speed in which you land matters, as landing too fast may force your character to roll, or roll for longer, before you can gain full control of your movement Colliding with buildings or objects while parachuting will now automatically cut your parachute. Be careful! The parachute no longer disappears instantly after landing Improved the character animations used in the air. Character movements are much more fluid and have been improved to be more realistic. Improved blood hit effects Improved the visuals of blood particles when players are shot. Improved the visuals of blood effects that appear on screen when shot by other players. Slightly decreased the maximum number of shots possible to fire per second with the M16A4 The reason for this change was due to the fire-rate of burst mode for the M16A4 being unintentionally slower than single fire shot rapidly We are planning to have a weapon balance patch in the first half of 2019. Please continue to share your feedback with us regarding weapon balance Adjusted the sight position to be closer to the muzzle for some weapons In a future update, we will be adding a new attachment which will require this new sight position, so we've made the change in advance to help players adjust to the change There is no change to weapon recoil, but weapon control may be perceived differently due to the sight location change Players now receive damage from Molotovs that hit their vehicle Molotovs that hit around the vehicle, or when driven through an already-exploded molotov will not damage those inside UI/UX Player order consistency: Player order between the lobby and in-game is now consistent so that players will have fixed numbers and colors based on lobby order when they enter a game. Controller Guide can now be seen from the lobby from settings The name of the player being watched while spectating teammates, in observer view, or killer spectating will now appear in the top left corner of the screen. Changed the overall lobby theme in celebration of our latest map - Vikendi Applied the snowfield environment theme Applied a snowing effect Changed the background music Combined the 'Career' and 'Leaderboard' menu in Statistics into a 'Season' menu Performance Improved the client performance by optimizing the creation of character materials Improved performance by mitigating an issue causing thin objects to flicker. Optimized particles in rainy weather. Adjusted the parachute and character sync rate depending on the distance to improve server performance Improved the items and skins to look smoother on preview Added characters, weapon skins and parachute preview Optimized rendering method on vegetation to improve performance Optimized object creation to improve CPU performance Reports Added the report player function to event mode games Press 'Y' to report the killer You cannot report the same player more than once in one game G-Coin 13,000 G-Coin will now be 13,500 G-Coin Players who have purchased 13,000 G-Coin will have 500 G-Coins sent one at a time We'll share more detail on the schedule soon Bug Fixes Fixed the issue where players could sometimes climb stairs much faster while moving diagonally next to the wall. Fixed the issue where a downed players' character model would sometimes penetrate walls. Fixed the issue where characters would look like they were sliding while standing up if they took out a weapon and stood up at the same time. Fixed the issue where characters would look headless when using heal/boost while in prone or when in a vehicle in FPP. Fixed the issue where a player appeared to slide when standing up or moving while going prone before landing from a certain height. Fixed the issue where some animations were cancelled when moving with certain steps Fixed the issue where sometimes an enemy player was seen shooting with the weapon at the back of the character Fixed the issue where you can sometimes see through walls and rock surfaces while riding the motorcycle. Fixed the issue where your camera sometimes goes through the vehicle when the vehicle is leaning on an object. Fixed the issue where ADS worked unreliably when ADSing right after equipping a weapon. Fixed the issue where a player sometimes received collision damage from a motorcycle when another player picked up the motorcycle. Fixed an issue where a character would sometimes rotate even though its feet are fixed when the screen is rotated more than 180 degrees left or right. Fixed the issue where a player's motion was sometimes shown as scoping when taking steps next to a wall. Fixed the issue where characters could vault over other characters when positioned at certain heights. Fixed the issue where a player would sometimes clip through the floor of a building when disembarking a motorcycle. Fixed the issue where a character's animation would pop upward when getting close to the wheels of a buggy. Fixed the issue of where a character's animation would pop upward when crouching and standing up near a vehicle. Fixed an issue where player couldn’t see his/her teammate’s character in lobby after a match intermittently Fixed an issue where player couldn’t loot some items such as weapon or ammo on the ground Fixed an issue causing a character to be headless when wearing certain skins Fixed an issue where players could shoot in an abnormal direction in free-look Fixed an issue where characters' hands would spin while looking up when looting or preparing to throw a throwable in FPP. Fixed an issue where players could get into certain terrain of Miramar which should be impossible Fixed an issue where player can stand up from a prone position faster than usual in certain conditions. Fixed the issue where players could use weapons while swimming if they kept pushing the weapon equip button near rocks. Fixed an issue which caused the screen to shake excessively when spectating an opponent who was firing a weapon. Fixed the issue where when freefalling out of the plane and pressing particular movement keys, certain animations didn’t play correctly. Fixed the issue where the footstep sounds of players moving at low speed (walking when crouching) was not played to other players. Fixed an issue where the character's footsteps couldn't be heard when on carpet Fixed the issue where when click the “Play” button, game was frozen in the lobby. Fixed the issue where world map and wheel menu could be opened at the same time. Fixed the issue where a spot at the back of the truck and buggy would block bullets. Fixed the issue where when plane flew around you, the sound of plane was not played. Fixed a rare bug where teammates would receive friendly-fire damage, even if you weren’t aiming at them while shooting Fixed an issue where Harley Quinn's hair wouldn't move. Fixed the issue when the character passed through the barbed wire, it penetrates the character’s body or cause unexpected termination. Fixed the issue where the hair would not show when wearing certain beanies Fixed the issue where the effect sound of the Adrenaline Syringe continuously play even after canceling Fixed an issue where vehicle horns continued to sound after exiting a vehicle while horning Fixed the issue where the team list does not correspond when observing his/her teammate and changing camera. Fixed an issue where the casting gauge for health/boosting items and reviving was not shown while observing Fixed an issue where the number of available throwables would not update when picking up a throwable while holding a throwable as well Fixed an issue the bolt action of the observee was shown incorrectly while observing Fixed an issue where the quick marker was unable to remove while observing Fixed an issue where the animation for equipping/unequipping the weapon was shown incorrectly after the observee stands up from prone while observing Fixed an issue where the motorcycle was not mountable on certain angle Fixed an issue where the sound of emote played just before the round begins at the in-game lobby continued to play even after riding the plane Fixed an issue where the camera passed through the door on certain angle when ADSing close to the door while holding a handgun Fixed an issue where helmet skins applied in the lobby are sometimes delayed from appearing on looted in-game helmets. Fixed an issue where characters can’t pick up a dropped melee weapon again after dropping it on specific stairs in Erangel. Fixed an issue where grenades would sometimes damage an incorrect area. Fixed an issue where the grenade arc would stay displayed when knocked down while preparing to throw a grenade. Fixed an issue where sometimes a character would be shown as under the ground with only their face showing while waiting in specific areas before the game starts. Fixed an issue that the camera angle would move into the character’s body when walking into destroyed wired-fence. Fixed an issue that causes the camera to pass through doors when moving the camera in certain situations. Fixed an issue where an enemy player would appear to prone/stand up multiple times in specific situations, after proning and standing up once. Fixed an issue where in certain situations the door opening/closing animations did not play when another player interacted with the door. Fixed an issue where green blood was more visible than red blood. Fixed an issue with reconnecting while in a vehicle, which would remove the player from the vehicle and upon reconnect the player model would sometimes be clipped inside the vehicle. Fixed an issue where care packages would sometimes drop outside the playable area, in the water. Fixed an issue which sometimes caused care packages to drop from the plane tilted, or flipped upside down. Fixed an issue where each weapon had a different delay between reloading and being able to fire Fixed an issue that caused the region indicator in-game beneath the health bar to display as “UNKNOWN” Fixed an issue which caused vehicles to sometimes pass through players, when rolling down a hill Fixed an issue when laying prone right next to a wall, your weapon could move through the wall in FPP Fixed an issue which caused character animations to look unnatural when players were pushed by a vehicle moving down a hill Fixed an issue which cause the camera to shake while ADS and moving in a prone position on sloped terrain Fixed an issue which caused ammo capacity to display up to 6 decimal places Fixed an issue which while spectating could cause the spectated player's weapon to display in a misaligned position
  9. Our new winter themed map, Vikendi, is officially graduating from the Public Test Servers and releasing on to live servers on January 22! More details at: https://vikendi.pubg.com/ Before you jump in, check out the locations of Vikendi below for an in-depth look into your next hot drop on release day. Locations of Vikendi Of all the Battlegrounds in the world, none are quite as dangerous as Vikendi. A 6km island blanketed in snow and bathed in the Aurora Borealis, is it as harsh as it is beautiful. Yet before it was a Battleground, Vikendi thrived as a space exploration hub, a tourist attraction, and to some, a quiet place to call home. To get players up to date with the sights of this new map, we’re covering some of the points of interest around the island. Read on! With only a third of the island untouched by snow, Vikendi is a tracker’s paradise. Fresh footprints across a sea of snow leave no question as to who has been there before. But while open fields and forests are abundant, there are also dozens of small villages dotting the entirety of the island. There are also locations where the rivers have frozen over, allowing you to cross on foot or with a vehicle and see cover around one of the many frozen objects in the ice. Cities within Vikendi feature a very prominent European building style and their stone walls and densely placed buildings make for great opportunities for cover, or leaping across the rooftops to catch your opponents off guard. Now, let's look into a few key cities and points of interest. Cantra Cantra is the often talked about village by the sea on the edge of Vikendi. The natural hot spring in this area made the village a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy Vikendi’s stunning beauty while soothing away the cold. Castle The Castle, complete with a moat formed by Vikendi’s largest river, is a standing reminder of Vikendi’s past. Well protected and with a vantage point across much of the surrounding land, the Castle is a statement of power from a time long past. Even today, Survivors hold up in the Castle are a force to be dealt with as its high towers provide a heavy advantage against a would-be siege. Cement Factory Volk Cement saw a huge opportunity with Vikendi’s abundance of limestone and set up their factory to meet the demands of Vikendi’s rising Commercial and Tourism needs. High rising silos, walkways, and warehouses make up the factory, providing plenty of areas for Survivors to gear up. Cosmodrome Cosmodrome and it’s unlaunched rocket are a stark reminder that not all dreams come true. An abandoned space center with huge maintenance hangars, control centers, and the remains of one of Vikendi’s tallest structures, Cosmodrome still leaves visitors with a strong impression-- everything on Vikendi eventually dies, even dreams. Dino Park Dino Park is the perfect example of how prosperous Vikendi used to be. A prehistoric amusement park, filled with various attractions including a roller coaster, bumper cars, and a “thrilling” dino maze, Dino Park was touted as fun for the whole family, as long as they were willing to drop some serious money on overpriced dino plushies in the gift shop. Dobro Mesto Dobro Mesto is one of Vikendi’s first major cities and as such remains one of the largest. Its glorious central plaza housed a famous clock tower and once attracted hundreds of people buying and selling crafts in a sort of communal market. Goroka Goroka is a unique lakeside town near central Vikendi. At the base of Mount Kreznic, the frigid temperatures of the island keep the lake frozen nearly all year round that once supported a small industry of ice fishermen. Nowadays, the ice is much more dangerous to be on with the high ground around it a prime spot for an ambush. Podvosto A traditional river city, Podvosto had larger town comforts such as bakeries and cafes, yet the “right at home” feeling of a small town. The old Podvosto Walkway was the original bridge connecting the two parts of this city, but in later years became a popular destination for young couples to walk together before marriage in a symbolic display of their upcoming life together. Trevno Located on the Northeastern coast of Vikendi, Trevno was a place where the poorer families of Vikendi went to live. Many of those who were lucky enough to have steady work were employed by the Zupan company, who hand stitched every dinosaur plushie sold by Dino Park. Being relatively far away from the island’s other destinations and with only their old lighthouse as a tourist spot, Trevno was never high on must-see lists. The low tourism income led to infrastructure in need of repairs and a large pipeline explosion didn’t make tourists feel much safer. Volnova Volnova was as big and bustling of a city as they come in Vikendi, with its first buildings dating back to the middle ages. Heritage and history were important to Volnova’s residents, but they were always eager to welcome a new restaurant or cafe. Centrally located between some of Vikendi’s main attractions, Volnova’s several hotels were always full, and the popularity of the city led to many buildings being built on top of each other. Even as part of a battleground, Volnova is still a popular destination where danger can strike from any direction. Winery The Dolinšek family took advantage of one of Vikendi’s warmest spots to set up their business and grow grapes for their traditional wine. They remained a popular tourist destination for wealthy people doing the “world tour of wine” and had daily showings and tastings in their heated underground lounge. The family business never quite recovered from a mysterious collapse of their lounge during one of these tours, which caused the deaths of several wealthy patrons. Zabava Zabava was a small artists’ town near the the old harbor. Sailors who passed through often fell for the town’s charm and culture and many wound up eventually laying down roots there. Zabava was also the first location of the famous Horvat’s Chicken restaurant, which spread to several locations around Vikendi and beyond. Vikendi is a unique and diverse island and there are many more places, businesses, and attractions awaiting survivors dropping onto the island. While you should be watching your back first and foremost, we hope you find the time to also enjoy the beauty, style, and culture that let it stand out among the battlegrounds.
  10. Our new winter themed map, Vikendi, is officially graduating from the Public Test Servers and releasing on to live servers on January 22! More details at: https://vikendi.pubg.com/ Before you jump in, check out the locations of Vikendi below for an in-depth look into your next hot drop on release day. Locations of Vikendi Of all the Battlegrounds in the world, none are quite as dangerous as Vikendi. A 6km island blanketed in snow and bathed in the Aurora Borealis, is it as harsh as it is beautiful. Yet before it was a Battleground, Vikendi thrived as a space exploration hub, a tourist attraction, and to some, a quiet place to call home. To get players up to date with the sights of this new map, we’re covering some of the points of interest around the island. Read on! With only a third of the island untouched by snow, Vikendi is a tracker’s paradise. Fresh footprints across a sea of snow leave no question as to who has been there before. But while open fields and forests are abundant, there are also dozens of small villages dotting the entirety of the island. There are also locations where the rivers have frozen over, allowing you to cross on foot or with a vehicle and see cover around one of the many frozen objects in the ice. Cities within Vikendi feature a very prominent European building style and their stone walls and densely placed buildings make for great opportunities for cover, or leaping across the rooftops to catch your opponents off guard. Now, let's look into a few key cities and points of interest. Cantra Cantra is the often talked about village by the sea on the edge of Vikendi. The natural hot spring in this area made the village a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy Vikendi’s stunning beauty while soothing away the cold. Castle The Castle, complete with a moat formed by Vikendi’s largest river, is a standing reminder of Vikendi’s past. Well protected and with a vantage point across much of the surrounding land, the Castle is a statement of power from a time long past. Even today, Survivors hold up in the Castle are a force to be dealt with as its high towers provide a heavy advantage against a would-be siege. Cement Factory Volk Cement saw a huge opportunity with Vikendi’s abundance of limestone and set up their factory to meet the demands of Vikendi’s rising Commercial and Tourism needs. High rising silos, walkways, and warehouses make up the factory, providing plenty of areas for Survivors to gear up. Cosmodrome Cosmodrome and it’s unlaunched rocket are a stark reminder that not all dreams come true. An abandoned space center with huge maintenance hangars, control centers, and the remains of one of Vikendi’s tallest structures, Cosmodrome still leaves visitors with a strong impression-- everything on Vikendi eventually dies, even dreams. Dino Park Dino Park is the perfect example of how prosperous Vikendi used to be. A prehistoric amusement park, filled with various attractions including a roller coaster, bumper cars, and a “thrilling” dino maze, Dino Park was touted as fun for the whole family, as long as they were willing to drop some serious money on overpriced dino plushies in the gift shop. Dobro Mesto Dobro Mesto is one of Vikendi’s first major cities and as such remains one of the largest. Its glorious central plaza housed a famous clock tower and once attracted hundreds of people buying and selling crafts in a sort of communal market. Goroka Goroka is a unique lakeside town near central Vikendi. At the base of Mount Kreznic, the frigid temperatures of the island keep the lake frozen nearly all year round that once supported a small industry of ice fishermen. Nowadays, the ice is much more dangerous to be on with the high ground around it a prime spot for an ambush. Podvosto A traditional river city, Podvosto had larger town comforts such as bakeries and cafes, yet the “right at home” feeling of a small town. The old Podvosto Walkway was the original bridge connecting the two parts of this city, but in later years became a popular destination for young couples to walk together before marriage in a symbolic display of their upcoming life together. Trevno Located on the Northeastern coast of Vikendi, Trevno was a place where the poorer families of Vikendi went to live. Many of those who were lucky enough to have steady work were employed by the Zupan company, who hand stitched every dinosaur plushie sold by Dino Park. Being relatively far away from the island’s other destinations and with only their old lighthouse as a tourist spot, Trevno was never high on must-see lists. The low tourism income led to infrastructure in need of repairs and a large pipeline explosion didn’t make tourists feel much safer. Volnova Volnova was as big and bustling of a city as they come in Vikendi, with its first buildings dating back to the middle ages. Heritage and history were important to Volnova’s residents, but they were always eager to welcome a new restaurant or cafe. Centrally located between some of Vikendi’s main attractions, Volnova’s several hotels were always full, and the popularity of the city led to many buildings being built on top of each other. Even as part of a battleground, Volnova is still a popular destination where danger can strike from any direction. Winery The Dolinšek family took advantage of one of Vikendi’s warmest spots to set up their business and grow grapes for their traditional wine. They remained a popular tourist destination for wealthy people doing the “world tour of wine” and had daily showings and tastings in their heated underground lounge. The family business never quite recovered from a mysterious collapse of their lounge during one of these tours, which caused the deaths of several wealthy patrons. Zabava Zabava was a small artists’ town near the the old harbor. Sailors who passed through often fell for the town’s charm and culture and many wound up eventually laying down roots there. Zabava was also the first location of the famous Horvat’s Chicken restaurant, which spread to several locations around Vikendi and beyond. Vikendi is a unique and diverse island and there are many more places, businesses, and attractions awaiting survivors dropping onto the island. While you should be watching your back first and foremost, we hope you find the time to also enjoy the beauty, style, and culture that let it stand out among the battlegrounds.
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    PTS Closure Announcement

    Hey everyone, A quick heads up: Public Test Servers (PTS) will officially be closing on January 14! If you haven’t yet jumped into the PTS to test out upcoming content, now is the time to do so. The PTS content includes the new map, Vikendi, the Snowmobile, two new weapons, and more. For full PTS patch notes, please see: [Xbox] [PS4] PTS feedback reports can be submitted here: [Xbox] [PS4] PTS bug reports can be submitted here: [Xbox] [PS4] The PTS will close on January 14 at 12am PST / 9am CET / 5pm KST. The team is hard at work and looking at your reports from the PTS to prepare for the upcoming live server content update. Please stay tuned for more details on the release date. A heartfelt thanks for helping us test out upcoming content and for taking the time to leave us your thoughts and bug reports!
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    PTS Closure Announcement

    Hey everyone, A quick heads up: Public Test Servers (PTS) will officially be closing on January 14! If you haven’t yet jumped into the PTS to test out upcoming content, now is the time to do so. The PTS content includes the new map, Vikendi, the Snowmobile, two new weapons, and more. For full PTS patch notes, please see: [Xbox] [PS4] PTS feedback reports can be submitted here: [Xbox] [PS4] PTS bug reports can be submitted here: [Xbox] [PS4] The PTS will close on January 14 at 12am PST / 9am CET / 5pm KST. The team is hard at work and looking at your reports from the PTS to prepare for the upcoming live server content update. Please stay tuned for more details on the release date. A heartfelt thanks for helping us test out upcoming content and for taking the time to leave us your thoughts and bug reports!
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    Where is the updates?

    We are still on track for the January update (PTS content going to live servers), currently the team is focused on fixing the bugs reported from testing in preparation of the live update!
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    Where's the event mode gone

    Currently on hold as the team is focusing efforts on PTS/fixing bugs for the next update!
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    Dont be surprised if...

    We are still on track for January release. We'll have more news soon
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