PUBG Mobile Update 0.14 Lets You Become a Zombie

PUBG Mobile is getting a brand new update with version 0.14 and this version adds a lot of new things to the game.


The first big one is the addition of an Infection Mode in which players will randomly be put in as Team Zombie or Team Defender. If a Zombie kills a Defender, they become a Zombie but Zombies can only use Melee attacks and special moves that have a cool down while Defenders can use their guns. If even one Defender stays alive.

There is also a new Character System where players will be assigned with a predefined special skill for Evo Ground mode. One of these characters is Victor whose special skills lets him reload a submachine gun faster.

They’ve also made changes to the UI and have added in a Selective UI. Along with that is also the Android Resources Extension Pack which reduces the size of the Android installation package. This contains some equipment and resources that are used less so they’re displayed with a placeholder icon unless the Pack is downloaded.

Finally, the background of the game has been changed to show docks with ships in the back. A seven seas outfit, emote and a pirate-themed ship has all been added to the Erangel spawn island.

Speaking of Erangel, the update Erangel 2.0 is scheduled to release at the end of 2019. Update 0.14 releases on 14th August.

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MortaL’s Replacement Confirmed! sc0ut Joins Team SouL

After the shocking news that MortaL was quitting competitive PUBG Mobile and leaving the Team SouL roster, there was one question on everyone’s mind. Who is going to replace him? Well, Team SouL were quick to find a replacement in Team IND’s Tanmay “sc0ut” Singh.

In an Instagram Story, sc0ut announced that PUBG Mobile Star Challenge 2019 will be his last tournament with the Team IND roster. Sometime after that, he announced via a YouTube community post that he will be joining team SouL and taking the spot that once belonged to MortaL.

He says that the decision was mutual and taken with the full cooperation of his teammates. There’s no bad blood between then and sc0ut still considers himself a part of Team IND.

sc0ut is one of the best fraggers in the Indian PUBG Mobile scene and his addition to Team SouL will be a good one since he also knows the guys on that team. Meanwhile, Team IND are looking for a temporary teammate for the upcoming PUBG Mobile India Tour tournament as the remaining team members might be taking a small break after it.

What do you think about sc0ut replacing MortaL on Team SouL? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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MortaL Retires from Competitive PUBG Mobile

Team SouL recently won the hearts of every Indian PUBG fan after they made their way to PMCO Berlin and came in at 12th place after putting up a very valiant effort. But it seems like heartbreak isn’t over for Team SouL fans as MortaL has announced that he’s retiring from Competitive PUBG Mobile.

As seen from his Youtube Community post, Naman “MortaL” Mathur is stepping down as a competitive player from Team SouL but will still be a part of the organization probably as a streamer and not a pro player. He doesn’t know about who will replace him yet as that is up to the team and not him.

It is also important to note that he did not decide this after the PMCO Berlin performance but had realized that being a professional player and being a streamer at the same time was hard during the Regional Qualifiers for PMCO in Delhi. He now wants to focus on streaming and trying out different games besides PUBG Mobile.

It’s safe to say that the decision did come out of the blue but the man is just looking for happiness and if streaming gives him that happiness then props to him for not forcing himself to play competitively. He may return to the esports scene later but that’s a maybe and doesn’t seem like it will be any time soon.

This must be a big change for him and we would like to wish Naman the best in this endeavor.

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PUBG Mobile Update 0.13.5 Adds PP-Bizon and Season Related Changes

PUBG Mobile got a new update recently which brings the game to version 0.13.5. This new version comes with a few new additions and changes including a new gun.

The new gun in this update is the PP-Bizon 19. The PP19 as its being called is a submachine gun that runs on 9mm ammo. The gun has a high magazine count of 53 bullets which makes it great for suppressive and covering fire. While it does have an oversized magazine, the gun has a shot damage of 35. For attachments, all the usual scopes for SMGs can be attached to this along with a muzzle.

This update also brings a much-needed change to how the game ranks you. Kills will now have more weight to them which will help promote aggressive playing as before surviving was what mattered the most. In addition to this, players in gold tier or lower will be moved to the same tier next season.

Another change that comes with this update is the change to the interface of the seasons.  This redesign is done to make it more intuitive and fancier. Ranks and Tiers for classic mode are also visible now

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Why is the Indian Audience Obsessed with PUBG Mobile?

It’s no secret that a majority of the Indian Audience that watches live streams and online content loves watching PUBG Mobile. But they love it such an extreme that it’s the only thing that they watch so I was curious about why this was the case and came up with a few probable reasons that I shall discuss below.

New On The Scene

PUBG Mobile is a game that is very accessible and runs on most modern budget smartphones. It even runs on low-end laptops thanks to an official emulator. Add this to Jio’s entrance to the Indian Market that caused Mobile Data Usage to go through the roof, we get an influx of people who are new to video games with PUBG Mobile being their gateway.

Now, these new people have data and time but haven’t been exposed to much besides PUBG Mobile since that is what their peers and people online seem to be playing. The game is fun, addictive and acts as a good thing to have going on while you just chill out and talk to your friends, which otherwise may be difficult to do because of the lack of free time. This helps kill two birds with one stone. It’s also portable so you can almost play it at any time and any place and aren’t restricted to a laptop or computer like older online games that were famous like Counter-Strike.

Improve At the Game

A lot of the people who play the game and find it enjoyable want to get better but don’t know how. Thanks to all the custom tournaments for PUBG Mobile that are popping up everywhere with cash prizes and other goodies, people want to try out their luck and win these tournaments and to do so they need to get good.

In their quest to get better, besides obviously playing more, they seek out people who are already good at the game and watch them play so that they can take tips from them and learn new things from their gameplay.

A lot of the PUBG Streamers who are well-known are people who are better than the average player at the game. These people consistently get kills and even win on a consistent basis which gives the viewers confirmation that they’re watching someone good play the game and they can learn from them.

It’s Comfort Food

When you take the people from the abovementioned paragraphs, you get people who aren’t exposed to a lot of other games, who are invested in PUBG Mobile and can easily understand what’s going on.  They probably don’t want to invest time and effort into watching someone stream some other game because they will most likely have to learn about that other game before they can understand what is happening on the stream.

It’s essentially our innate sense of laziness that stops these people from branching out and trying new things to watch. It’s similar to how a vast majority of people will go back to watching Friends or Brooklyn Nine-Nine when they’re unsure of what to watch because they’re used to it and know that it is good and that they’ll be entertained.

There’s nothing really wrong with that since people want to watch something familiar and entertaining to unwind after a long day or to just entertain themselves. Especially with Livestreams, there’s a difference between it and traditional syndicated media since Livestreams while being the same game and the same Streamer can be vastly different stream to stream because of the unpredictability of the game and the people in chat.

Endgame

PUBG Mobile has acted as the GTA of this era. It is what Game of Thrones and Suits is to non-English TV viewers, what Cowboy Bebop and Dragon Ball Z is to anime and what the MCU is for non-comic book fans. It’s got people into this once niche hobby and has changed people’s perception of video games.

From here, there will be a point where these people who are currently only watching and playing PUBG Mobile will get bored and want to play and watch different things. It might not be today or tomorrow but it is bound to happen and with that people will truly begin to explore the huge world of video games and the vast amount of content that exists besides PUBG Mobile.


These are just my two cents based on what I’ve seen, heard, and observed and wanted to talk about it in an attempt to maybe increase discussion about it and to understand more about this phenomenon instead of constantly bashing it.

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PUBG Mobile Ban Has Been Lifted, Former Criminals Now Roaming Free

Remember when a few weeks ago the cops declared that all other crimes in the country had been solved, and only one threat remained to the Indian democracy – PUBG Mobile? And then they banned it across various cities, arresting over 20 hardened criminals caught playing PUBG red-handed?

Well, now those criminals are on the loose again, along millions of those who never got caught in the first place, as the ban has finally been lifted.

Ahmedabad Police have now lifted the ban on PUBG Mobile which had started on March 14, after piling criticism and strong backlash from the general public.

Watch out though, once your eyes have seen PUBG Mobile, and fingers have touched PUBG Mobile, there’s no turning back from the path of darkness.

Note – The contents of this article are meant as satire/sarcasm, and we do not believe that PUBG Mobile is bad game nor that folks playing it are criminals.

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