PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC Deploys New Update; Includes Weapons Skins and More

PUBG has launched a new update on the PC version that introduces a new weapon skins system to the game alongside other changes and updates.

on March 26, 2018 12:36 PM

While the wildly-popular Battle Royale game is now available on the goPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still seeing its original PC version getting significant new updates and additions, with the latest PC update dropping some new customization options for players to enjoy with weapon skins.

Developer PUBG Corps has released patch notes for the latest update of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC, with update #8 incorporating several notable changes, with the biggest being a brand new weapons skins system that allows players to customize their guns, and the introduction of two new Crates with new cosmetic items.

In addition to the new skins system in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that will provide players some flexibility in customizing their characters’ appearance, the update also introduces some new options for earning cosmetic items through the Triumph and Raider crates. The Triumph crates can only be opened by purchasing a Weapon Cosmetic Key, while the Raider crates can be opened for free from players that earn them in-game.

Finally, the Steam Community post from PUBG Corps also detailed that the developer is working on is a region lock-esque system for improving network performance for players in-game. Specifically, the system would only connect players from that region to connect and play, and regions would be invisible to players residing in other regions (excluding players that team up from opposite regions).

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android –  for a closer look at the latest changes in update #8 for PUBG 1.0 on PC, you can check out the patch notes below, with the updates currently available on the game’s test server and will be available globally down the line:

Lobby
  • KR/JP joint server is now separated into KR server and JP server
    • Leaderboard for both KR Server and JP server are added
    • KR/JP players will be able to see and play on the server for their respective regions
    • Those who can see neither KR sever, nor JP server, can only play in KR/JP server if they team up with a player who can see KR/JP server

Weapon Skin System

  • Players can select skins for each weapon
  • Weapon skin system UI
    • Each weapon category is arranged in alphabetical order
    • Weapons can be categorized as follows:
      • Acquired: arranged in chronological order of acquisition
      • Equipped: arranged in chronological order of last time equipped
      • Tier: arranged according to skin tier (descending order)
    • You can check details about the equipped skin using VIEW MORE button
  • How to equip weapon skins
    • You can use WEAPONS section in CUSTOMIZATION menu to equip the skin of your choice
  • The ways to acquire weapon skins
    • You can acquire weapon skins either through paid crate (“Triumph Crate”), which is a weekly random crate or “Raider crate”, which is a free non-random crate

New Crates

New free/paid weapon skin crates are added

  • We will be providing 100,000 BP, 20x Weapon Cosmetic keys, 20x Early Bird keys, 10x Triumph Crates to all test accounts to test the stability of the system
  • New paid crate “Triumph” is a weekly random crate, and the drop rate is 20%.
    • Triumph Crate can be unlocked using Weapon Cosmetic Key, which can be purchased through Steam market
    • There are 2 rare bonus sets that can also be an acquired alongside single skins
    • The drop rate of each crate is as follows
      • Survivor: 10%
      • Wanderer: 10%
      • Biker: 20%
      • Desperado: 10%
      • Militia: 20%
      • Fever: 10%
      • Triumph: 20%
    • Players can get the new free crate (“Raider”) separately with 100% drop rate
      • “Raider” doesn’t need a key to unlock
    • The drop rate for the new free/paid crate are as follows:
      • Drop rate of each items for the new paid crate “Triumph”
        • Desert Digital – R45: 15%
        • Rugged (Orange) – UMP9: 15%
        • Rugged (Orange) – SCAR-L: 10%
        • Rugged (Orange) – M416: 10%
        • Rugged (Orange) – AKM: 10%
        • Rugged (Orange) – Kar98k: 10%
        • Gold Plate – Win94: 5%
        • Trifecta – P92: 5%
        • Desert Digital – Mini14: 4.5%
        • Trifecta – Micro UZI: 4.5%
        • Gold Plate  – Sawed-Off: 4.5%
        • Desert Digital – Kar98k: 2.5%
        • Trifecta – SCAR-L: 1.3%
        • Desert Digital – M416: 1.3%
        • Gold Plate – SKS: 0.6%
        • Glory – UMP9: 0.32%
        • Gold Plate – S12K: 0.32%
        • Glory – AKM: 0.16%
      • Drop rate of each items for the new free crate “Raider”
        • Rugged (Beige) – Crossbow: 20%
        • Rugged (Beige) – M16A4: 20%
        • Rugged (Beige) – S686: 20%
        • Rugged (Beige) – SKS: 20%
        • Rugged (Beige) – Kar98k: 6.5%
        • Rugged (Beige) – S12K: 6.5%
        • Silver Plate – R1895: 3%
        • Jungle Digital – P18C: 1.4%
        • Silver Plate – DP-28: 1.4%
        • Silver Plate – S1897: 0.4%
        • Jungle Digital – SKS: 0.28%
        • Silver Plate – Vector: 0.28%
        • Turquoise Delight – P1911: 0.08%
        • Silver Plate – SCAR-L: 0.05%
        • Jungle Digital – AWM: 0.05%
        • Turquoise Delight – Tommy Gun: 0.028%
        • Turquoise Delight – Kar98k: 0.0128%
        • Turquoise Delight – M16A4: 0.0128%
        • Gold Plate – S686: 0.0064%
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the refresh button on the friends list would take you to the team tab when players are in a team

  • Fixed an issue where when players leave the vehicle and the vehicle is positioned right next to the window of a building, players would go into the building through the window when getting out off the vehicle

  • Fixed an issue where during server instability, when exiting a slow moving vehicle, the players would be treated as if they were hit by their own vehicle

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