PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Season 4 brought in the new Erangel and a lot of changes but that’s not all as the Update 4.2 adds a much-requested feature, Dynamic Weather, among other things.
Dynamic Weather added to Erangel
‘Overcast’ weather has been added to Erangel.
When a match starts with overcast weather on Erangel, the weather will change dynamically over the course of the match between overcast, windy, hail, light rain, heavy rain (rain with lightning and thunder), and fog.
Destructible Objects on Erangel
Additional destructible pylons and barricades have been added to Erangel. They can be destroyed by vehicles, weapons and explosions, but do provide a limited amount of cover until they are destroyed.
Some existing objects which were previously indestructible are now destructible, such as the traffic cones in Mylta.
Vehicle Handling Improvements
Improved vehicle handling of the Scooter, Snowmobile, Snowbike and Motorcycle with Sidecar, thus improving overall driving stability.
Motorcycle with Sidecar off-road driving control and stability has been greatly improved.
Vehicle Engine Toggle
Vehicle engines can now be turned off/on by pressing ‘Z’.
The engine can be turned off while driving, after gaining momentum and can be used for quiet, tactical maneuvers.
Once the engine is off, pressing ‘W’ to accelerate or ‘Z’ will start the engine again.
Vehicle engines will automatically be turned off if the vehicle stays at a standstill for 8 seconds, or 2 seconds after the driver disembarks.
Sound QoL Improvements
Added master volume preview
The master volume can now be previewed while in the menu, to better allow users to set their preferred maximum volume level.
This can be founder under Settings – Audio – Sound – Master volume and by clicking on the ‘play’ button.
Added Instant Volume Reducer.
This new feature temporary decreases the volume of games sound effects to facilitate more clear communication with teammates.
Use ‘F7’ to reduce game master volume, while maintaining the volume of voice chat.
Use ‘F7’ key again to return to the original volume.
PUBG is getting cross-platform play for consoles players. This means that Xbox players will be able to play against or with PlayStation players and vice-versa. This is something that Fortnite already does and has been doing for a while now and it is good to see PUBG catch up.
Sadly, there’s still no word about cross-play between Consoles and PC but maybe that will come after they enable console cross-play. Cross-play will go live on the test servers in late September with a public release in early October.
Season 4 for PUBG on consoles drops on August 27th which will bring with it the updated Erangel map among other things.
Season 4 has arrived and with it comes Survivor Pass 4: AFTERMATH. The first update of the season, 4.1, is now available on live servers.
PUBG SEASON 4 unveils a stunning new visual update for Erangel and reaches back into the undiscovered history of the infamous island that captured the world’s attention with Battle Royale. Erangel, which has a special home in the hearts of many of us, now features refreshed buildings, upgraded graphics, and some revelations as to the island’s combat-scarred history.
Some of the big changes in this new Season 4 update are:
PUBG PC’s Season 4 is officially set to launch on 24th July and to hype it up, PUBG has released a video that showcases some of the changes to the map in a very story-heavy way.
The trailer shows us a young man whose homeland seems to get invaded by outside forces. After its all done, he’s the lone survivor. Turns out, the island he’s on is Erangel and he’s the guy behind the whole Battlegrounds.
From what we’ve gathered he seems to be doing this to find people who can rise above the occasion and survive, just like he did as a child. This is the first time we’ve seen something so heavy on story in PUBG.
Earlier last month, we learned that a singleplayer story game is being made in the PUBG universe and this trailer might help build the lore of the world. It’s very interesting because we haven’t seen anything like in the past.
NVIDIA and PUBG Corporation are bringing the exclusive GeForce PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) bundle for gamers in the Asia Pacific region. Gamers that purchase a new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, or GeForce GTX 1650 -based graphics card, desktop PC or laptop will get the NVIDIA special tracksuit for PUBG.
PUBG popularized the Battle Royale genre. Upgrading your graphics card can have a dramatic impact on your PUBG experience. An upgrade from GeForce GTX 960 to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti delivers more than 2X increase in performance. With the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, you will be able to push your game to 120FPS at 1080p with High settings.
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The GeForce PUBG Bundle makes the perfect gift for those in need of a hardware upgrade, looking for more performance in their favorite battle royale title, or who just want to sport the coolest outfit to win!
The GeForce PUBG bundle runs from today until September 30, 2019. Eligible countries include Australia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The PUBG Corporation has announced a new PUBG game development studio, Striking Distance which will be headed by Glen Schofield, the man responsible for Dead Space, CoD MW3, Advanced Warfare and WW2.
The new studio, Striking Distance will work on a new, singleplayer narrative experience that will be set in the PUBG universe. This will be a brand new experience that won’t be a sequel to PUBG as stated by Glen.
The only thing I can say now is that I’m not working on a sequel to PUBG, but an original narrative in the PUBG universe.
Striking Distance is currently hiring developers to add to their team and seem to be hiring for both Singleplayer and Multiplayer related positions.
That’s all the info we have for now but this is a very interesting move from PUBG Corp. How the narrative experience shapes up will be something to keep an eye out for, especially with Call of Duty going back to it’s Modern Warfare roots and going for a very gritty and dark story.
PUBG Mobile may be currently played more and updated more often but that doesn’t mean PUBG PC is being left behind. In an upcoming update, PUBG PC is finally going to get a Ping System among other things.
Ping Systems have slowly become more and more common after how well-received they were in Apex Legends and PUBG PC is finally adding it to the game. This is a great addition that will allow the new and more casual players who don’t use voice communication to communicate with their teammates.
The Ping System radio wheel has a bunch of options to choose from to communicate quickly without fiddling around too much. Everything important seems to be on the wheel. From calling out enemies to requiring medics to “Sorry” in case you accidentally( or not so accidentally) damage your own teammate.
Ledge Grab System
This is something that will change movement in the game and introduces more verticality to the game by allowing you to grab onto ledges, fences, and obstacles that are 2.5m high and will allow you to jump from building to building or container to container.
This is a very interesting new addition that will change how players the game and approach the game since it adds a lot of options on how to approach a situation.
The Desert Eagle
One of the most famous FPS pistols, the Desert Eagle is now in the game and it is a beast. This thing can break a level 3 helmet in just two hits. Lookout for this gun when the update rolls out because we can expect a lot of cool plays with this.
Besides these things, there’s a lot of other changes including a Performance Update thanks to better LOD management, a new amphibious vehicle and changes to UI/UX and other gameplay elements. This update can be played on the PUBG Test Servers and will roll out to the final version of the game soon. You can check out the full patch notes below.
PUBG Mobile might be getting the Zombie mode along with other interesting updates sooner than expected as part of update 0.10.5.
PUBG Mobile might get a new map specifically for the Zombie game mode as a tie-in with Resident Evil 2 Remake as announced by them on the last day of the Dubai Finals. Players have also been finding dead zombies washed up on the shore on various parts of Erangel.
The Zombie Mode will come with an MK47 Mutant Rifle, the PP-Bizon, dynamic weather for Erangel and Miramar hopefully, Vikendi map will be more stable and will also get Daytime, Nighttime and Moonlight modes.
A death cam to show you how you died will also come to the game along with a “Classic voice” for quick chat in the game. Footprints will also be trackable in Vikendi now so you will be able to use that to track down enemies and get the jump on them if they’re not cautious.
The release date of the update 0.10.5 could be around 19th-22nd January as Resident Evil 2 releases on January 25th and Tencent would likely push the zombies content a bit before the release of the game.
Here’s a list of all the changes that can be expected in the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update.
Tukshai for Sanhok map
New snow area in Erangel map
New dynamic weather in Miramar and Erangel map
New death cam feature to show you a replay of how you died
Here are our favorite picks for the best Xbox One games of 2018:
Red Dead Redemption 2
Whether it’s looks, or story, or characters, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art. It’s an impactful story of loyalty and trust, of murder and betrayal, set against a beautiful but unforgiving environment in the Wild West days. Some gameplay issues notwithstanding, it’s seriously hard to overstate what an amazing job Rockstar has done with this title.
Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4’s take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.
State of Decay 2
If you’re a fan of systems driven gameplay, State of Decay 2 is for you. Minor launch issues aside, this is one of the best zombie survival games in the market right now, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Undead Labs does next.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Call of Duty has made a triumphant comeback, with boots on the ground multiplayer and Blackout is easily the best Battle Royale mode around right now.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
For the first time, there’s a female protagonist featured throughout an Assassin’s Creed title. It is set 400 years prior to Origins, where you get to play as a mercenary, exploring Ancient Greece as you fight your way to glory. Find the secrets that bind your family, take down a mysterious cult and become the best mercenary you can be.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is back, and this time she’s brought the apocalypse with her. After accidentally starting the end of the world, Lara now has to track down the notorious Trinity organization to make sure they don’t get their hands on the artifacts that have the power to reshape the world.
Battlefield V is a pretty enjoyable Battlefield game. Though it no longer retains the same strategic depth as Battlefield 3 & 4, it is definitely a big step up from Battlefield 1. There are some standout maps, the weapons feels great, and the game is a delight to look at.
Everyone’s favourite assassin is back with a vengeance. Not to spoil too much, but did you know you can kill people by placing a rake in their path? It’s genius, really. Also, to no one’s surprise, the first elusive target is none other than Sean Bean, so fun times galore.
PUBG took over the world by storm last year, and has become a game-changing phenomenon. Folks across the globe have been infected by the PUBG fever, and it has exposed more people to the joys of playing with friends than any other game ever did.
Just Cause 4
Just Cause returns with it’s well established formula of utter chaos and destruction. The Apex engine still shines at showing massive draw distances, and physics and all-out explosive action.
So those were our picks for the best Xbox games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.
As much as it is to sit around and play games, it’s even more fun to carry them around wherever you go. So here are our top picks for the best mobile games of 2018.
From flossing to shooting to building, Fortnite has it all, and it works just fine on smartphones. It has all the functionalities as that of the console and PC versions, and you can even play with friends across platforms.
PUBG Mobile has take the whole country by storm this year, and it’s easily the best game to play with your friends on phone right now. The battle royale experience is immensely fun, and while it is significantly easier to control in comparison to it’s PC counterpart, it’s still a good challenge.
If you like to bounce, Holedown has you covered. Bounce your way around levels, break obstacles, gain points, and have a blast. It’s a simple, yet engaging puzzle game with a lot of charm.
In Donut County, you take control of the greatest video game protagonist ever made – a hole on the ground that engulfs everything on the surface and keeps getting wider. It’s vibrant looking game with some hilarious humor and is a literal time-sink.
Florence is story about love and relationships. told through simple puzzles and visual elements. Its greatest strength lies in how well it weaves its narrative and interactive sections together, to deliver a heartwarming story.
Well, those were our top picks for the best mobole games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.