PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) PC update to add new loot crates and more

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is soon to be updated on PC. The second post-launch patch for the platform not only adds loot new crates — which we had to highlight, especially after the crap storm that was 2017 in the gaming industry — as well as a number of other changes. It's a comprehensive release, covering gameplay, a new way to report cheating, replays, and even the trusty energy drink. This new update is currently scheduled for the test server.

Here's what you should care about the update:

  • Added more objects around La Bendita on Miramar to increase the amount of cover.
  • Reduced the visible distance when parachuting down in order to test the optimization of server and client performance at the early phases of the game.
  • Changed the design of the energy drink.
  • Adjusted the squad team colors (players 1~4) to better reflect their callout names (yellow, orange, blue, green).
  • Adjusted squad team colors to make them more consistent between different colorblind options.
  • Added a function where a player can select more detailed criteria for the "Cheating" category in the in-game report tool.
  • You can choose multiple items or you can just report without selecting any of them.
  • While player's nameplate is on (H key), now you can check the current weapon of that player by pressing G key.
  • Added report button in replay.
  • Report button pops up when pressing RMB on the player list (TAB key).
  • While observing / following mode, report button appears on the timeline (J key).
  • Added a care package icon changing effect according to the status.
  • The icon will be different when the care package is falling and looted by other players.
  • Adjusted replay system so that now a player can watch the replay without extra delay in the following cases:
    • Solo mode
    • When the player won the match
    • When all teammates are eliminated

And for the bug fixes:

  • Fixed the issue where when a player lands from the plane the position of character teleports intermittently.
  • Fixed the issue where character animation is frozen when rejoining after a crash.
  • Fixed the issue where the red zone disappears instantly after it formed.
  • Fixed the issue where some vehicles spawned on Miramar are stuck to an object and unable to move.
  • Fixed the issue where a player sometimes couldn't pass through a door even though it was open.
  • Fixed the issue where mouse cursor would disappear on a replay map.
  • Fixed the issue where when replay and death cam were played, the crosshair was bouncing.
  • Fixed the issue where the falling speed meter text was showing abnormally in Portuguese.

And there's the new crate system because what players desperately require is a new pair of work boots. As aforementioned, this update will hit the test servers shorty, followed by a live rollout once everything has been finalized and the team is content with performance.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.