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PUBG Update 15.1 Patch Notes on PC for December 1

A new vehicle is now available in the game!

December 1, 2021

PUBG receives a new update to kick-off Ranked Season 15, present a brand-new vehicle, change the map rotation, and rework some of the existing maps. Let’s have a look at the details of PUBG update 15.1.

For competitive games like PUBG, listening to the demands of the community is surely an important part of the developer’s job. The community’s feedback should be considered in every single change inside the game, and this is the path the PUBG team follows by the latest update.

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After hearing the community’s concern around the Map Service Plan, now PUBG has a new map rotation for Season 15. Along with that, the developers have applied some balancing changes on weapons and implemented some upgrades on maps to make the whole experience more balanced.

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PUBG Update 15.1 Patch Notes (PC)

Map Service Plan

  • Normal Match
    • Erangel / Miramar / Sanhok / Taego / Vikendi
  • Ranked
    • Erangel / Miramar / Taego

New Vehicle: Mountain Bike

  • Maps: All maps in normal matches
  • Spawned in a folded form.
  • Unfold it into a rideable vehicle or store them in inventory.
  • Folds back into an item when stored back into the inventory.
  • Due to the absence of a speedometer, the current traveling speed is not displayed.
  • Does not spawn in Esports Mode.
  • Maximum number of passengers: One
  • Maximum speed:
    • Max speed without sprinting (85% Throttle): 50 km/h
    • Riding with 40% or more Boost (90% Throttle): 54 km/h
    • Riding with sprint tapping (100% Throttle): 62 km/h
  • HP: Cannot be destroyed, including the wheels
  • Item weight: 70
  • Fuel consumption: None

Weapon Balance

  • P90
    • Increased horizontal and vertical recoil
    • Increased ADS deviation during full-auto burst
    • Lowered Care package ammo from 250 -> 200 bullets
  • Shotguns
    • Increased damage drop-off range to improve effective range by several meters per shotgun
    • Increased hit probability on short range
    • Increased Sawed-Off damage by 1
    • Decreased Sawed-Off pellet spread
  • LMGs
    • Reduced recoil when shooting in crouch and stand
    • Increased Body Damage multiplier from 1.0 to 1.05
    • Increased M249 damage by 1
    • Increased MG3 damage by 2
    • Decreased MG3 horizontal recoil
  • SMGs
    • Increased Head Damage multiplier from 1.8 to 2.1
    • Increased PP-19 Bizon weapon accuracy during ADS full auto firing
    • Decreased UMP45 Damage at longer ranges
    • Decreased UMP45 weapon accuracy during ADS full auto firing
  • AUG
    • Increased damage by 1
    • Increased damage drop-off range to improve effective range

Magazine Balance

  • If you want to have up to 60% faster reloads, take a QuickDraw Magazine.
  • If you want to have the highest magazine capacity, take an Extended Magazine.
  • If you want to have a bit of both, take an Extended QuickDraw Magazine.

World Update

  • Sanhok Update
    • Boot Camp
  • Vikendi Update
    • Dinoland has transformed into KAKAO FRIENDS LAND.
    • Billboards for KAKAO FRIENDS have been added.
    • Buildings have been decorated with KAKAO FRIENDS ornaments.
    • Christmas theme has been applied to Dinoland, Castle, and Winery.
    • Christmas weather has been added.

Training Mode Update

  • Every vehicle but the Scooter has been removed from Training Mode to prevent various sound and crash issues and to prevent players from getting bothered by other players’ vehicles during shooting practice.
  • After we observe the change in memory usage issues, we will discuss about the feature of allowing players to choose a vehicle of their choice in Training Mode.

Action Wheel Update

  • An additional Action Wheel with 8 more slots has been added as we noticed that players did not seem to have enough space to fit and use all their spray and emote items.
  • Players will be able to find their additional Action Wheel in the Customize tab.
  • In the lobby or in a match, players can use their mouse wheel to switch between the first and second action wheel.
  • If players select spray items from their Action Wheel in the lobby, a message will pop up saying that sprays are unable to use.

Performance Update

  • There has been performance updates with the Hideout tab.
    • The loading speed when first accessing the page has been improved.
    • A feature that could help prevent accidental weapon upgrades has been added.
      • A message showing the current level has been added to the Upgrade button.
      • Once a player clicks the Upgrade button, an additional confirmation message will pop up.
  • Memory usage has been improved by removing unused and duplicate data files within the game.

Smoke Grenade Update

  • The deploy sound stops ten seconds before the smoke cover fully disappears.
  • Smoke cover fadeout starts when sound effect is stopped, so player can start being visible from five seconds while inside smoke.

Bug Fixes

  • Gameplay
    • Fixed the issue of the Cancel Interaction key being bound to the F key even though the Interaction key was set to another.
    • Fixed the issue of the PGC 2021 Contingent Chaos – Beryl M762’s rail blocking players’ sight in ADS mode.
    • Fixed the issue of a player unable to join the Comeback BR after getting killed while disconnected from the game.
    • Fixed the issue of custom game sessions getting deleted due to unknown reasons.
    • Fixed the issue of a dirt bike with blown-out tires moving slowly by itself on the ground.
    • Fixed the smoke effect visual issues when using DX11 Enhanced.
    • Fixed the issue of a black line being shown on characters when players set their effect settings to low.
    • Fixed the issue of an empty screen being shown to players when a custom game session is deleted.
    • Fixed the issue of characters being shown in a consistent pose after pausing during replay.
    • Fixed the issue of creatures not being killed when shot.
    • Fixed the issue of the SORT BY feature not working in the inventory.
    • Fixed the issue of the crosshair of a weapon with a scope equipped in ADS mode shaking severely when used in the backseat of a vehicle.
  • World
    • Fixed general bugs in Sanhok.
    • Fixed the issue on Erangel where players were unable to deal damage to others on the other side of a certain fence.
    • Fixed the issue on Miramar, where the terrain texture is low in quality.
  • UI
    • Fixed the issue of the parachute reward from Ranked Season 13 being shown as two items in the inventory.
    • Fixed the issue of the kill message on the upper right screen not disappearing in matches.
    • Fixed the issue of the character glitching when changing items in the set item preview screen.
    • Fixed the issue of an empty space being shown on the lower left of the in-game chat box.
    • Fixed the issue of the awkward P90 magazine appearance in the inventory.
    • Fixed the issue of the killfeed text being cut off due to specific killfeed limit settings.
    • Fixed the issue of the Porter’s inventory text looking awkward in a specific resolution.
    • Fixed the issue of the text being cut off after a teammate dies in Ranked when player sets game language to English.
  • Items and Skins
    • Fixed the clipping issue when a male character equips Shadowstar’s Top with Moon Rabbit Jacket.
    • Fixed the issue of the Bunny Aeronautics – M416 and Bunny Aeronautics – Mini-14 looking severely dark indoors.
    • Fixed the issue of the Night Hunter Costume’s bullet loops looking awkward in-game.
    • Fixed the clipping issue when the PUBG Varsity Jacket is equipped with most glove items.
    • Fixed the clipping issue of a female character’s top and bottom when equipping specific jacket items.

PUBG is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The update above is only available for the PC version of the game.

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