PUBG Mobile gets a huge update with Arcade Mode, Training Grounds, and more

by on April 24, 2018

Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. just released a huge update for PUBG Mobile.

This update that has been rolling out on Android and iOS for the last few days has new modes and gameplay interface tweaks in addition to loads of fixes and balance changes. Update 0.4.0 includes vehicle improvements, voice chat, as well as new items in the in game shop. Full patch notes are below:

Arcade Mode:
28 player mode, with each match taking on one of 6 variations.
6 variations: Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Pistols, all weapons, melee only, and item heaven.
Training Grounds:
Try out items, weapons, and practice your shooting skills.

Combat Optimization:
Follow function has been added, can be used before parachuting and after landing.
Automatic door opening can now be enabled in settings.
Pause time between picking up multiple items has been adjusted.
The teammate elimination icon now disappears after some time.
Adjusted sound effects for footsteps, UI, vehicles, and entering /exiting the Blue Zone.
Jumping is no longer affected by sprinting.
The crosshair is no longer blocked by the camera when standing next to a wall.
4X and 8X issues with choppiness have been resolved.
New animations for being attacked and defeated have been added.
Improved firing animations.
Leaning improvements: movement and animation speed increased, “Lean & Open Scope” and “Lean & Fire” have been added.
Enhanced combat experience: shake/vibration improved, button feedback improved, animations while being attacked have been improved and randomized.
Camera perspective now switches after death to the player who delivered the killing blow.

Vehicle Improvements:
Motorcycles now have flipping tricks
Added Nitrous Oxide engine to cars.
Previously used vehicles are now be marked on the minimap.
Voice Chat Optimization:
Fixed an issue that caused voice chat to stop working after creating a group.
Fixed crashing issues that have been reported by some players.
Improved Bluetooth headset issues in iOS (optimization on this is on-going).
Fixed an issue occurring with Android phones, that was not properly displaying an error when the game did not have access to a microphone.
Voice chat is now supported by more devices.

UI Improvements:
Added a new background, Dusk
Players can now swap between a 2 column and 3 column view when opening crates.
Added 3D touch firing options for iOS.
Results screen: added a performance chart, daily reward limits are now shown.
In-game Shop:
Rank 1 coupons now available.
Items & cheats now available.
New outfits now available (region-specific outfit will be available soon!)
Duplicate outfits can now be destroyed for currency to purchase new items.
A Rename Card has also been added which grants 1 name change.

In addition to the above-detailed update, after hearing player feedback and in a commitment to provide the best experience for players, Tencent has announced that they will begin banning players found to be cheating effective immediately, to ensure healthy competitive play. Players who are found using software or additional hardware to gain an unfair advantage will be banned with immediate effect. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a complete system in place in order to detect and ban these individuals. Players are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity they encounter in matches, by using the in-game report function.

PUBG Mobile is available for free on iOS and Android.