Exciting New PUBG PC Update Launches On Test Server, Adds New Loot Crates

January 9, 2018
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A new patch is on the way to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This marks the second update the title has received since it left Early Access on PC last month, and it introduces some exciting new features and content to the massively popular battle royale game.

One of the big new features coming to PUBG is the replay report tool. In an effort to further stamp down on cheating in the game, developer PUBG Corp. is implementing a new system that allows players to report suspected cheaters from PUBG’s replay feature. “We encourage you to use the replay report tool as it is an effective and efficient way of making us aware of the players who are undermining your enjoyment of the game,” the developer wrote in a post on the Steam forums.

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Additionally, the update introduces two new types of loot boxes, which will contain Desperado and Biker cosmetic items. Both of the new crates are currently available on PUBG’s test server, and every test server player will receive 100,000 BP and six Early Bird keys in order to open and try out the new crates. However, PUBG Corp. says these items and BP are strictly for testing purposes and won’t be transferrable to live accounts. Both the loot crates and replay report tool will be implemented in the live game once the test build is deemed to be stable.

Beyond the new loot crates and reporting system, the update will address an assortment of bugs and make some gameplay tweaks, such as adding more objects to certain sections of the desert map Miramar in order to provide more coverage for players. One tweak that players may not be as excited about, however, is to the in-game energy drink. PUBG Corp. says it has “changed the design of the energy drink,” so it appears players will, sadly, no longer be able to get their hands on a can of Hot Bull.

PUBG Corp. hasn’t yet indicated when the features will be released for the live game, but they are currently available on PUBG’s test server. The developer says the “live server update schedule will be announced later on.” In the meantime, you can find the full patch notes for PUBG’s latest update below and on Steam.

PUBG Update #2 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 Content

  • 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%