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 available on the PC, it’s available on the Xbox One, it’s available on mobile. And now, it might be coming to the PlayStation 4 according to a couple of leaks.
PUBG is a console exclusive and is only available on the Xbox One family of consoles however that may change come December. According to a listing on Amazon
The above screenshot is from the product page that was listed for PUBG PlayStation 4. The release date as seen is set for 8th December which is one day after The Game Awards. This year TGA has the biggest line-up of games and a lot of surprises and this could be one of them. Another reason why this rumour has gained traction is because a user over at ResetEra noticed someone named PSNProifles claim that PUBG was present in the PS4 game database and in the same thread games analyst Daniel Ahmad also speculated that the game might launch on 6th December.
PUBG came to Xbox on December 12th, 2017 as an Xbox Game Preview title and officially released in September this year. If PUBG were to release on December 8th, 2018 it would be almost after a full year of PUBG being available on Xbox which makes sense as it was a timed exclusive.
PUBG is one of the most famous games in India and is probably the most played game in the country especially since the mobile version is free. So it makes sense that to capitalize on the craze there’s now PUBG Themed Restaurants being opened across India with one now in Jaipur.
PlayerUnknown’s Belly Grounds is the name of the restaurant in Jaipur. It has an Erangel theme as the walls are painted with PUBG characters and the Erangel landscape. The tables look like the supply drops and the front of the Jeeps that are found in the game and outside the restaurant is the front part of the Jeep that resembles the one in the game.
Gaming is not just for the younguns and is for everybody, irrespective of age and being good is also not tied to age as seen by this Granny who got her first chicken dinner in PUBG.
GrannyGottaGun is a Twitch Streamer who often streams herself as she plays PUBG with a group of people. Her team has won Chicken Dinners before but this was the first time she survived till the very end and won a chicken dinner. Now she isn’t a pro player or anything but she seems to have a lot of fun and even states that she got only 5 Hit Points that whole game even though they won.
Now that Granny has survived and won her first ever chicken dinner, her grandkids are probably going to be stuffed full with some very wholesome chicken dinner that she earned on a live stream. This means a lot to her as seen in the video when she goes around to tell her family that she survived and won a chicken dinner. She also stated in a Reddit post that she never played games before PUBG so this is pretty damn good and its great to see such wholesome content.
PUBG PC’s patch 22 has dropped which features quite a bit of new additions as well as fixes. This update includes an updated Anti-Cheat and a new Ranking System.
The new ranking system has players start every season with 10 placement matches that set their initial ranking. The ranking system will have eight different levels: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, elite, master, and grandmaster. Each level will have a top 100 global leaderboard. If a player in PUBG ends a game at last place, they will also 20 RP. If a player on diamond level wins a game with at least eight kills they will get 30 RP, otherwise, if it’s lower, they will get 20RP.
In its dev letter, PUBG Corp said, “Each of the 8 Ranks represents a range of total RP earned throughout the current season. At the start of a new season, RP will be soft reset and you will enter placement matches once again to determine your new starting rank, which takes into account your final standing from the previous season. Ranks will be gained and lost as you cross their point thresholds, with no additional qualifying matches required to move to the next rank.”
PUBG for Xbox One is slowly catching up to its PC counterpart in terms of content and with its full release, it’s going to be getting the War Mode soon too according to PUBG’s official twitter.
As linked on their tweet, their latest blog post talks about the upcoming hotfix update that aims to fix the framerate issues that have been plaguing users and has made the game unplayable for many. After the aforementioned Hotfix update which drops on September 18th, War Mode will be added to the game on September 21st. However, War Mode will only be available on select weekends in Event Mode and will be available for everyone to play at any time when the Custom Match feature releases in October.
For those who aren’t familiar with War Mode, it’s a game mode that can be described as Team Death Match mode where players hunt each other in teams in a static zone and features player respawn. Teams get points for knockdowns, kills and revives and the team with the highest points at the end of the timer or the team that reaches the set amount of points wins.