HyperX Introduces Cloud Stinger Core PC Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced the launch of Cloud Stinger Core gaming headset. It is an affordable headset, designed for PC gamers looking for great sound at a value price.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core PC features an adjustable steel slider and soft ear cushions for comfort, along with a swiveling mic. It comes with directional 40mm drivers and a closed-cup design for an immersive in-game audio experience with less distractions. Players of all levels need quality, comfortable gaming headsets, and HyperX fills this demand, providing hours of comfortable gaming for pro gamers and enthusiasts alike.

“Building on the demand for the HyperX Cloud Stinger headset, we designed the new high-quality Cloud Stinger Core for PC gamers on a budget. The headset is made sturdy and durable and comes with steel sliders so users can comfortably play for hours.” said HyperX.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core PC is now available in India with a MRP of INR 4,590. The headset is backed by a limited two-year warranty and HyperX support. For more information, please visit hyperxgaming.com.

Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC, console or mobile device at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.

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GeForce Gamers are Game Ready for ‘Valorant’ and More

Our latest GeForce Game Ready driver delivers day-one optimizations and enhancements for Valorant, the highly anticipated first person shooter from Riot Games. This driver also offers the best experience in Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible, along with support for Microsoft’s release of the Windows 10 May 2020 update.

Valorant: Fast, Fun FPS Action, for Free

Valorant, the new shooter from the creators of the mega-hit League of Legends, launches June 2nd after a beta that attracted hundreds of thousands of players. Valorant offers fast, intense FPS gameplay, and it is all free. To ensure your system runs Valorant smoothly and quickly, download and install our new Game Ready Driver.

DirectX 12 Ultimate is Here

The Windows 10 May 2020 update provides a wide variety of new features, ranging from GPU temperature being shown in Task Manager to the introduction of the new DirectX 12 Ultimate graphics API. NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have offered support DirectX ray tracing since their introduction in 2018, and they continue to support the latest cutting-edge graphics technologies like those in this new API.

Note: if you are a developer starting to work with DirectX 12 Ultimate’s mesh shader or sampler feedback features, please visit our developer portal to download the latest developer drivers.

About NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers

Game Ready Drivers are available on or before launch day for most major titles and are tuned for the best performance and flawless gameplay. All NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified.

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NVIDIA Releases Five New Worlds for ‘Minecraft’ with RTX

NVIDIA worked with well-known Minecraft creators to craft new worlds for Minecraft with RTX on Windows 10 Beta for gamers to enjoy for free. This is our second release of Minecraft experiences, and the five new worlds are available on the Minecraft marketplace today.

The new Minecraft experiences include:

  • Hilltop Lifestyle RTX by PearlescentMoon – From the creator of Color, Light and Shadow RTX from the first releases, Hilltop Lifestyle RTX is survival spawn set in a new outdoor map utilizing many of the concepts, advancements and features demonstrated in her previous ray tracing and physically-based texture showcase. In this new world users will explore the beautiful Hilltop Lifestyle island, and learn to live off of the land in its Italian-inspired village.
  • Egg Hunt by Feed The Beast – Set deep underground, Egg Hunt is a new standalone mini-game featuring a mysterious cave filled with puzzles, traps, secrets, and fun challenges. The goal is to find the hidden eggs, in order to complete the two game modes in the fastest time possible.
  • Medieval RTX by Aurelien_Sama – Medieval RTX is a survival spawn that features an idyllic medieval village nestled below an ancient ruin, with god-rays from the setting sun shining happily through the town. As night falls and the shadows grow longer and darker, danger awaits. 
  • The Dark Village RTX by Wyld – The Dark Village RTX is a survival spawnset inan abandoned village that lies overgrown in the forest, where effigies of the missing stand long-forgotten. Underneath this village lies the realm of hidden horrors. Players will follow the quest, solve interactive puzzles, discover secrets, and experience rich ray-traced shadows to see if  your sanity survives as days pass.
  • The Observer RTX by IamSp00n – Classified as an adventure, The Observer RTX is a world that starts deep underground. The player explores their newfound surroundings, uncovering the mysteries of the entombed vault they are stuck in. Along the way they discover the lore of the land to reveal the fate of the Observer’s denizens.

About Minecraft with RTX

Last month, NVIDIA, Microsoft Studios, and Mojang released Minecraft with RTX on Windows 10 Bedrock Edition as a beta along with six Minecraft experiences. Minecraft with RTX features an advanced form of ray tracing called path tracing, new physically-based materials, and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0.  These technologies combine to deliver a stunning new level of graphical quality in Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game.  

About the Creators

NVIDIA engaged several well-known individuals in the community to create stunning new Minecraft experiences. They include:

  • PearlescentMoon – An Australian gamer working within the realms of Minecraft with a passion for building, she is a proud member of Grian’s personal build crew. As a Minecraft artist, PearlescentMoon gained a loyal following online for her ability to create elaborate structures within the game’s world. She shares her art on her YouTube channel, PearlescentMoon, which currently has around 90,000 subscribers. She also created Color, Light and Shadow RTX from the first release.
  • Feed The Beast Crew – Feed the Beast is a collection of modpacks for the popular sandbox-game Minecraft. Designed to enhance the game, Feed The Beast provides an easy way to play modded Minecraft without having to go through the hassle of installing each mod manually. Following the success of ‘Feed The Beast’, the folks working on the project formed the Feed The Beast Team, becoming the go-to experts for unique, engaging challenge map gameplay in Minecraft.
  • Aurelien_Sama – A Belgian Youtuber and gamer who specializes in Minecraft, Aurelien Samain focuses on terraforming and architecture that allows for a mix of fun Minecrafting with designing and building.
  • Wyld – Long-time Minecraft modder and streamer from Australia, he is a former Feed The Beast Modpack developer and a currently active Twitch streamer. He is known for his modpack series, Ultra Hard Survival.
  • IAmSp00n – A USA-based Twitch Partner and Content Creator who has been involved in Minecraft gaming and modding for several years. Most recently developed Spectator Interactive Mode for Minecraft community participation in streaming.

GTC 2020

As a reminder, today’s GTC keynote by NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang is available online today at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/.

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GamingMonk: A Community of 1 Million Gamers

GamingMonk, a community-focused gaming company servicing Esports and content, has just hit the 1 million user mark.

As one of India’s largest Esports community platforms, GamingMonk aims to spread awareness about gaming and its competitive nature.

Started by Ashwin Haryani & Abhay Sharma in 2015 as a gaming e-commerce company, GamingMonk has pivoted to an esports platform since.

GamingMonk operates across three fundamental verticals that aims to fulfill user engagement and satisfaction: Play, Watch and Discover.

Play– GamingMonk organizes competitive online and offline gaming tournaments for games like PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire, WCC Rivals, Clash Royale, FIFA 20 etc. Users can participate in multiple tournaments throughout the day and win cash prizes.

Watch– Users can watch livestreams of various tournaments conducted by GamingMonk throughout the day, and also consume video content around Esports and Gaming.

Discover– Users can discover new games, new content around games and engage with other gamers across India through the discover section.

In the past, GamingMonk has partnered with leading brands and organizations like Logitech, Asus, Nubia, Colourful, Nvidia, Sony, EA, Riot Games, Tencent, Benq, Poco, Xiaomi, Oneplus, Juglee games, AFK gaming, Network 18, and many more.

The company recently hit the 1 million user mark, where more than 300,000 of those users were acquired in the last 3 months itself.

Ashwin Haryani, the co-founder of GamingMonk said, “All of us at GamingMonk are excited to hit this milestone of 1 million users. We started off doing small-scale offline events inside restaurants/cafes with just 80-100 participants, today we conduct 100+ tournaments online everyday replicating the same competitive and social experience of those offline events. We want to take this opportunity to thank all our users who have shown immense support & love for GamingMonk.”

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Xbox Inside Event: The Announcement For Xbox Series X

There was a big Xbox inside event on 7th May 2020, during which Microsoft was willing to show off all of the upcoming 3rd party games. So, if you are a PS5 or PC gaming fan, you should definitely tune in because there were 13 new games announced for the new Xbox X series, some of which are going to be coming for your platform of choice as well. Many of these games will be a part of the smart delivery program from Microsoft, which means if you own these games on Xbox One, you’ll get the Xbox X series version for free and vice-versa. As a part of the Xbox 20/20 campaign, Microsoft will be showing more of the upcoming Xbox X series games throughout the year.

Moving to the games announced, all the games were optimized for the Xbox series X.

Bright Memory Infinite

Bright Memory: Infinite is an all-new lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by FYQD-Studio. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks. Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036.

Call Of The Sea

Call of the Sea is an otherworldly adventure game set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise and puzzle out the secrets of a lost civilization in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition.

The Medium

The Medium is a next-gen psychological horror game, featuring a ‘dual’ soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Become a medium living in two worlds: the real and the spirit one. Haunted by a vision of a child’s murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers.

SCORN

Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure currently in development by Ebb Software.

CHORUS

Chorus is a new space-flight combat shooter releasing in 2021. Become Nara and Forsaken, her sentient star-fighter, on a compelling, personal journey of redemption. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter.

Second Extinction

Second Extinction is an intense 3 player co-op FPS, where you work as a team to take down large groups of savage mutated dinosaurs. Fight through a maelstrom of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws and gore, it’s up to you to reclaim Earth!

Scarlet Nexus

In a far distant future, humanity’s last hope falls into the hands of an elite group of psionic soldiers, who battle an invincible threat known as, Others. Unravel the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in, SCARLET NEXUS.

The Ascent

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ninth century AD. Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources, a Viking raider, Eivor, leads a clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. Their mission: establish a new permanent home, no matter the cost.

Madden NFL 21

EA has revealed the first look at the next-gen version of Madden, NFL 21, offering a look at how the long-running football franchise will take advantage of next-gen hardware.

DIRT 5

DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DIRT – bolder and braver than ever before. Travel the globe, tame the most incredible off-road machines with your friends, and be part of a vibe that delivers big on epic action, pure expression, and unbridled style.

VAMPIRE: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Enter the World of Darkness and rise through vampire society. Experience Seattle – a city full of alluring, dangerous, characters and factions. You are dead now but stronger, quicker, more alluring and with potential for so much more. Choose to be brutal and unflinching or cultured and seductive.

YAKUZA: Like A Dragon

Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.

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The Poco Battle Arena- Powered By Poco in Partnership with GamingMonk

GamingMonk and the people’s favourite smartphone brand Poco have partnered together to bring to you the PUBG Mobile Poco Battle Arena.

What is the Poco Battle Arena?

The PUBG Mobile Poco Battle Arena is a huge tournament for the game PUBG Mobile with over 500 squads. These squads will be comprised of 4 team members each. The qualifiers for this tournament will occur on 28th April and 30th April. The winning squad will be awarded 4 Poco X2 smartphones, one for each squad member after the Grand Finale on 4th May.

A Livestream for the tournament will also be available to watch on YouTube and the GamingMonk app.

How to Register?

To register for the Poco Battle Arena, you will need to download the GamingMonk app and create a GamingMonk account if you haven’t already. Then in the ‘Tournaments’ category, you will see the Poco Battle Arena tournament listing. Click to Join the tournament and invite your friends to the squad. All you have to do then is wait to be notified about your match on the day of the tournament.

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PUBG Mobile 13 Tips To Win Chicken Dinners

A Chicken Dinner is something that even vegetarians want now that PUBG Mobile has taken the gaming world by storm. While the initial few games can be easy, the difficulty slowly ramps up making it harder and harder to get that fabled Chicken Dinner. So, here are a few tips that you may not know of to help you get that delicious and satisfying win in PUBG Mobile.

1. Superman Punches are great for taking out enemies quickly

Superman punches are the punches you throw when you run, jump and punch a person which has you swing at a person while your mid-air. Not only does this look like a solid, meaty punch, it also deals a lot of damage and is great for taking out enemies early on when you are unarmed.

2. Always move when in the open, stay still in cover

Survival is the name of the game and you cannot survive if you’re an easy target. When out in the open always be on the move and try to not stand still. A moving target is much harder to hit as compared to a standing target. When shot at, start running in a zig-zag pattern while keeping the intervals at which you change direction and how much you direction random to throw off the person shooting at you. In a similar fashion, if you’re in cover don’t move too much and try to keep all of your body in cover and at angles from where it is hard to shoot you.

3. Use the Eyeball Tool

The eyeball tool in TPP in many ways acts like your mouse/ right stick of a controller. Use it to look around you to spot enemies and to look from cover without actually moving. This comes in very handy when landing to see how many other people are landing around you without actually changing your direction of movement.

4. Enable the Peek and Fire option and use it.

Leaning is such an amazing mechanic and can give you the edge in numerous situations which makes the fact that it is turned off by default quite baffling. Turn it on from the settings and proceed to peek angles without exposing your whole body. This works great for shooting out of cover while still keeping your body hidden and can be great during encounters with the enemy.

5. Make sure to listen to Audio Cues.

Another thing that sets good players apart from the crowd is the use of Audio. Always try to use earphones/headphones to pick up on audio cues which can help you determine if there are enemies nearby. You can easily pinpoint the direction of gunshots and footsteps if you have your earphones on to gain an advantage on an enemy who might have not spotted you yet. Use this along with watching your minimap to see enemy blips that are formed due to gunshots and you should have the edge over them.

6. Try to have one Unscoped and one Scoped weapon.

This might confuse a few people but hear me out. While a scoped weapon is great for ranged combat and to take out enemies without being spotted, when it comes to close quarters it can be your downfall. If you decide to Aim Down Sight(ADS) with a scoped weapon, your scope will magnify the view and make it hard for you to shoot an enemy who might be close to you and moving. Having an unscoped weapon can help alleviate this issue.

8. Loot grenades, flashbangs, molotovs, and smoke grenades.

A lot of people tend to skip over Grenade Utility. Don’t do that. Try to get at least one of each because they all have their uses and can be what gets you the chicken dinner. An enemy in the building? Chuck in a Grenade or Molotov. Flash your enemies with a Flashbang or use it to create a decoy on the radar so that you can surprise an enemy. Use a smoke grenade to act as a cover or use it to draw an enemy’s attention giving you the opportunity to strike.

9. A damaged high-level vest is worse than an undamaged low-level vest.

A Level 3 vest is better than a Level 1 vest, that’s common knowledge but a Level 3 Vest that’s taken 50% damage is worse than a Level 1 vest that has taken no damage. So, as a rule of the thumb switch to an Undamaged vest if your current Vest has taken more than 50% damage.

10. Change seats in cars to heal and also to use it as a trap.

If you’re driving a car and have taken damage, quickly switch seats to heal up and get back to driving. Another good way to use the seat changing is to hide in the back seat of a car and wait for someone to approach the car after which you kill them. It’s a little tricky but a great tactic to have if you ever need to do something like this.

12. Building windows can be dangerous.

If an enemy spots you and they’re in a window, try to not go close to it to lob a grenade or jump in. Chances are that they’ll jump out and get you when you try to do so by catching you completely off guard. While this isn’t always the case, skilled players usually do this to catch an enemy by surprise.

13. Don’t stay in a building in the final circle.

While it may seem like a safe option, a building can turn from a safe haven to your tomb very quickly when in the final circle. Usually, be the endgame most players tend to be loaded with utility so they tend to have Grenades and Molotovs. They can chuck in nades to either flush you out or to bomb you to death which can leave you so agonizingly close to a chicken dinner.

Those are just a few tips to help you in your quest of winning a chicken dinner. However, the best way to get a chicken dinner is to play the game as much as you can so that you get better as a player and can employ these tips without even thinking about it.

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HyperX Launches Fury Ultra RGB Mousepad in India

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today launched its FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad in India. The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilizes a micro-textured hard surface with anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed and stability. The new product is now available in leading etail and retail stores at an MRP of INR 6,490.

“With the Fury Ultra RGB mousepad been unveiled at CES, HyperX is happy to launch it in India to cater to enthusiast PC gamers.” said HyperX. “This mousepad lets the user customize lighting and set up effects for each of the 20 LEDs with the HyperX NGENUITY Software.”

Specifications:  

  • Part Number: HX-MPFU-M
  • Light effects: Per-LED RGB lighting1
  • Cable type: Braided
  • Weight: 580g
  • Thickness: 5.0mm
  • Dimensions: Width: 359.4mm
  • Length: 299.4mm
  • Cable length: 1.8m
  • Material: Plastic

1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.

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Free Fire Champions Cup and Free Fire World Series announced

Free Fire, the world’s most popular mobile battle royale game, has lined up its major esports tournaments and milestones for the year ahead, creating even more opportunities for its global community of gamers to get involved. Building on a successful 2019, Free Fire will host up to 4 international esports tournaments for 2020, with up to $2M in total prize pool up for grabs.

Southeast Asia to host Free Fire’s first global tournament of 2020

The first international tournament of the new year for Free Fire – the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 – will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on April, 19 2020. Qualifiers for the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 have already begun, where the top 12 teams from 9 regions will emerge from local and regional qualifiers. This marks the return of the global tournament to Southeast Asia, where the first-ever global tournament for Free Fire was held – Free Fire World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.The Free Fire World Cup 2019 saw our first global champion – Team Evos Capital from Indonesia – being crowned. During their impressive showing, Free Fire World Cup reached over 1 million peak concurrent views on YouTube, which was then the largest simultaneous online crowd for an esports event on the platform, according to Esports Charts.

Free Fire World Series 2020 returns to Brazil after record-breaking 2019

The Free Fire World Series (FFWS) will continue for its second edition in November 2020, with the finals being played in Brazil once more. The reception for 2019’s World Series was one of Free Fire’s highlights of 2019 – the finals of FFWS 2019 had over 2 million peak concurrent viewers online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, 2019’s World Series racked up over 130 million online views around the world.At the most recent Free Fire World Series 2019, Team Corinthians from Brazil became the first Free Fire team to win a global tournament on home soil – will that home court advantage happen for the second year running?Free Fire World Series 2019 attracted more than 2 million peak concurrent views online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, the World Series racked up over 100 million online views around the world. The biggest Free Fire event of the year, the World Series tournament, brought together 12 teams who earned the number one seed from regional leagues to compete for a total prize pool of $400,000. Brazil’s top DJ and record producer Alok, Brazilian star Mano Brown & MC Jottapê opened the event with an exclusive performance. As Free Fire’s first resident DJ, Alok performed his recently released Vale Vale.

Rounding off 2020 with a total of 4 global Free Fire tournaments

Free Fire fans would not have to wait long for the next exciting international tournament after the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 in April. For the first time in 2020, there will be two additional first-of-its-kind Free Fire global tournaments taking place in June and July. More details will be revealed at a later date.

About Free Fire

Free Fire is the ultimate survival shooter game available on mobile. Each 10-minute game places you on a remote island where you are pit against 49 other players, all seeking survival. Players freely choose their starting point with their parachute, and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. Drive vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in trenches, or become invisible by proning under grass. Ambush, snipe, survive, there is only one goal: to survive and answer the call of duty.

[Survival shooter in its original form]
Search for weapons, stay in the play zone, loot your enemies and become the last man standing. Along the way, go for legendary airdrops while avoiding airstrikes to gain that little edge against other players.

[10 minutes, 50 players, epic survival goodness awaits]
Fast and Lite gameplay – Within 10 minutes, a new survivor will emerge. Will you go beyond the call of duty and be the one under the shining lite?

[4-man squad, with in-game voice chat]
Create squads of up to 4 players and establish communication with your squad at the very first moment. Answer the call of duty and lead your friends to victory and be the last team standing at the apex.

[Realistic and smooth graphics]
Easy to use controls and smooth graphics promises the best survival experience you will find on mobile to help you immortalize your name among the legends.

PUBG PC Season 6 Update Adds New Map ‘Karakin’

Season 6 is upon us and it brings with it a brand new island to the Battlegrounds. Karakin has risen like its namesake from the sea to bring intense action and quick gameplay to PUBG. New dangers, new weapons and a whole new island await, so let’s drop into the action of Update 6.1.

NEW MAP: KARAKIN

Higher tension, faster pace: Welcome to Karakin.

Karakin is a 2×2 km island off the coast of Northern Africa. It’s an arid, rocky environment that provides wide-open terrain and challenging engagements. It’s small, fast, and dangerous: Expect the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok. Karakin is a 64 players map.

Players should expect long distance rifle engagements in the mountains, tactical urban conflict, and claustrophobic underground combat. And with the introduction of the Black Zone, Karakin reveals its twist: a map that’s layout changes every match.

Our new hazard, the Black Zone only available in Karakin, levels buildings into smoking ruins.

  • The Black Zone is designed to push players out of the safety of a building.
  • The hazard is random: towns and compounds can be undamaged, totally flattened, and everything in between.
  • The mix of buildings and ruins evolves in real time throughout the match: Meaning don’t always expect that building you run to for cover to be there late in the match.
  • Remember, if you hear the siren, and you are inside that purple circle on the minimap- evacuate!

New Throwable: Sticky Bomb (Karakin Only)

To change up siege play, we’re introducing Breach Points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs in Karakin.

  • Certain walls and floors have breach points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs
  • This feature presents more tools for our players: For campers, it allows more sight lines/windows to be created
  • For squads going on the offensive however, there are new options for storming buildings- “Do we blast in through the back of the building, or through the roof- maybe both?” the choice is yours!
  • And for explorers, we’ve hidden many secret areas for those players with a spare Sticky Bomb or two, and a keen nose for loot

Finally, to make interior gun fights a little more interesting, we’ve added bullet penetration to our weakest walls in Karakin. Getting brief glimpses of your enemies through damaged drywall, and deciding to take the fight or regroup- gives players more options.

At PUBG we are dedicated to providing new experiences for you, the player, and pushing what’s possible in our genre. We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Karakin Loot Increase – 23rd January

We heard your feedback during the testing phase and initial launch of Karakin and have now implemented a hotfix to increase and rebalance loot on our newest Battleground.

To ensure you can drop in and loot up quickly above around, we’ve rebalanced loot spawns to improve your overall experience. There’ll now be much more loot to go around for you and your squad.

We understand and agree that feeling a need to rush and breach a tunnel each match to get that sweet, sweet loot just didn’t feel great. So, we’ve increased above-ground spawn rate of healing and boost items, as well as scopes to get you battle ready quicker. We hope this will allow you to explore Karakin more freely without feeling required to breach a tunnel just to find enough of that sweet, sweet loot to survive.

Please keep the feedback coming, it’s appreciated as always and we look forward to continually improving Karakin alongside our passionate community.


Detailed changes

  • Increased 2x, 3x, 4x scopes
  • Increased healing/boost items above ground
  • Modified ratio of total SR/DMR muzzle attachments due to increased spawn rate of those weapons
  • Decreased number of melee weapons, canted sights and magazine attachments
  • Removed Sawed-off from Karakin

New Vehicle: Motor Glider

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Motor Glider is currently available on live servers (added Jan 15). For more information, please see the PUBG LABS Report – Motor Glider.

  • Motor Glider is available on Erangel and Miramar
    • 10 Motor Gliders will spawn across the map each game, across 40 potential locations.
  • Motor Glider has two seats; one for pilot and one for passenger who can shoot and use any weapon from the backseat
  • To takeoff, you must gain the necessary speed of 65 km/h then pitch up with the S key
    • You’ll start to take off automatically once you hit 70 km/h
  • Motor Glider’s fuel consumption rate is tied to the engine speed – the more throttle you apply, the faster you will run out of gas
  • Motor Glider will be spawned without gas. Fuel up before starting the engine.
  • There’s no maximum altitude you can reach, the sky is the limit! But engine will start losing power the higher the altitude you are at
  • Controls:
    • Use W/S keys to control the pitch and A/D to control the roll of the aircraft
    • Adjust the throttle by holding Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys
    • Hold Spacebar when on the ground to engage handbrake

Read complete patch notes here.