PUBG Mobile which has been in the news for all the wrong reasons off late — bans, shutdowns and then more calls for bans — is all set to get a much-needed patch to improve the game’s performance. PUBG’s developers Tencent are preparing for a major update to the game this week.
The game is all set to get a new update for both its iOS and Android platforms. The update is scheduled to be rolled out to users by tomorrow, and before that Tencent is preparing for it by performing a major maintenance drive. The maintenance drive has as such seen many users facing the server down error leaving the game unplayable for a vast majority of the users.
However, this downtime should prove to be worth the wait as Tencent plans to bring some really interesting features to PUBG. While there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, patch notes from the beta version of the upcoming update — 0.12.0 — does reveal some interesting additions that will soon come to PUBG.
According to PUBG Mobile 0.12.0 beta update patch notes, the new update could bring with it changes to the Survive Till Dawn mode. There will also be new types of Zombie modes — including zombie dogs and jumping zombies.
Here are the complete patch notes:
New Feature: MugenSpace / Infinity
– Replaces Event mode
– Survive Till Dawn is now under Expansions
– More new modes will be added in the future
New Infinity Mode: Darkest Night
– Stay alive for one night while fighting zombies
– All teams that are still alive at dawn will win
New Feature: Companion System
– Take a Companion into battle!
– Enemies will not be able to see them, so there is no exposure risk
– Earn Companion EXP by taking them into battle, and level them up to unlock Companion emotes
Survive Till Dawn Improvements
– Stun Grenades now also stun zombies
– Added Liquid Nitrogen Grenades to freeze enemies and reduce their movement speed
– Added jumping zombies and zombie dogs
– Some zombies can now climb over low walls or onto the roof
– Added RPG-7 and Jungle Style Magazines
– Flamethrowers now deal more damage
– M134 handling has been tuned
– Zombies now move slower after being hit by firearms
Fixed a bug where hair was not displayed correctly when equipping certain headgear
Fixed a bug where Season 6 Pants caused graphic glitches in certain footgear
Fixed a bug where doors were not displayed properly
Fixed a bug where players may get stuck in buildings in certain areas”
While some of these features may not make it to the stable build of the update, but we can expect the update 0.12.0 to largely be built around these features.
PUBG banned in Iraq?
However, for PUBG players in Iraq may not be able to enjoy the benefits of this update in the coming days as the country appears to be getting closer to banning the game and join the list of countries such as China and Nepal who have already enforced bans on the game.
As per reports, Iraqi authorities are considering enforcing bans over a number of popular video games over fears they encourage violence and crime in the country. Under the radar currently, appear to games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends and PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) which Iraqi MP Sami Ghulab claims “threaten the social and moral peace” in Iraq.
“The Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism and Archaeology views with great concern the spread of the phenomenon of electronic games that is causing violence among children, and young boys and girls,” MP Sami’a Ghulab said on Saturday, Kurdistan 24 reported.