The PUBG Mobile 0.8.0 update has a release date. After being teased by the official PUBG Mobile account on Twitter last week, it has finally been revealed to be available from September 12 for Android and iOS. With it comes new vehicles like the Muscle Car, weapons such as the QBZ rifle, and of course the Sanhok map. Sanhok is one-fourth the size of Erangel or Miramar. Due to its size, matches tend to get over quicker. It still features 100 players.
"PUBG Mobile will be taken offline for maintenance from 00:00 - 08:00 (UTC) on Sep 11th. Server may be back online sooner or later depending on maintenance progress. As expected, the new version with Sanhok map will be released starting Sep 12th," tweeted the official PUBG Mobile account. While Tencent is yet to confirm what we can expect, here's a list of the patch notes from the PUBG Mobile subreddit based on the Chinese version of the game. It's not final, but gives us an idea of what to expect.
PUBG Mobile 0.8.0 patch notes
- The new rainforest map Sanhok is open, players can choose the rainforest map to match in the map selection.
- Added "Season Archive" function, which can be accessed in the game season interface to view the data of previous seasons.
- New vehicles: Bulletproof UAZ Jeep and Muscle Car
- Added the QBZ assault rifle, use 5.56mm bullets, randomly placed around Sanhok.
- Added a flare gun to signal a super airdrop. Can be summoned in the play zone, and a Bulletproof UAZ can be summoned outside the play zone, which will be in classic mode for a limited time.
- Duckbill muzzle for the S1897 and S12K, which greatly reduces the vertical spread of shotgun bullets and increases horizontal spread.
- Reduce the additive effect of the accessories on the lumbar spread.
- Adjusted the range of shotgun bullets, the bullets will be more densely distributed.
- The bullet can penetrate water and hit enemies under water, but the damage will be less.
- The M24 sniper rifle will be removed from the airdrop and will be randomly placed around the map, but the damage is balanced to 79.
- The negative effect of the light grip is removed, and the effect is to greatly improve the shooting stability and improve the recoil recovery.
- Optimised the fire rebound performance of the assault rifle and the SMG's
- Optimised the performance of the red dot sight and the 8x scope.
- Added the ability to replace the optical sight pattern and color for the following sights: Red Dot Sight, Holographic Sight, and 2x Sight.
- Sensitivity for 3x Scopes and 6x Scopes can be adjusted.
- During the 6x Scope and 8x Scope zooming, the sensitivity will be dynamically adjusted according to the sensitivity of the different multiples of the scope set by the player. When using 8x Scope to 4x magnification, the sensitivity of the 4x scope setting is applied.
- 6x Scope and 8x Scope zoom performance optimization, has been consistent with end-game performance.
- Added the ability to view the list of spectators in the battle.
- Automatic picking settings, such as the number of bullets, the number of Medicine, the number of grenades, etc.
- Players can choose their own play strategy before matching to better match players who play similarly to you
- Limited time clothing can now be decomposed, and the reward for decomposition is BP.
- Optimised the animation during decomposition.
- Optimised the display of the backpack menu.
- Modified the UI to increase the image display of yourself and teammates.
- Added the ability to throw apples on the spawn island.
- Added new gun skins.
- New "Boot Camp" system: new players who enter the game, can go through a Boot Camp, and the rewards in the Boot Camp can be completed within 7 days. Existing players can also complete a Boot Camp mission after launching the game and will receive rewards upon completion.
- Fixed the problem that some vehicles are too prone to drift in some parts of the map.
- Fixed the problem where the UI is not refreshed in time.
- Fixed the problem that playing in FPP can cause you to see through walls.
- Fixed the problem that the range of movement of the character's FOV is limited.
- Fixed the problem of abnormal jitter after Groza opens in some states;
- Fixed other known issues.
"As of now, new maps are the most requested in-game feature in PUBG Mobile. I think the idea of exploring a new terrain; a new battleground gets the players excited. We are always looking into what interests our players and are trying to bring out new features with every update," said Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India in conversation with Gadgets 360 recently. What's more is, Aravind hinted at a greater number of modes and content in the months to come pointing to the success of War Mode as a reason for this.
"Players are really enjoying the War Mode. The game feature allows players to respawn and continue the game even after their in-game death while scoring points for kills and revives. Our players are having a lot of fun with it. There are several new maps and modes that we are testing out and some of them would be released in the near future," he said.
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