The map service for Ranked is updated on a season-by-season basis.
※ Please note that the features and updates described below are subject to change or removal due to issues such as bugs, in-game problems, and community feedback. The images used are intended as visual references only; the actual game may look different as the builds are continually developed and refined before release.
Adjustments have been made for the AUG and Dragunov.
Horizontal recoil increase: +4%
Vertical recoil increase: +9.8%
Recoil reduction while crouched: -16% → -13%
RPM increase: 150 → 180
Recoil recovery (aim stability after firing): +11%
Dev's comment: Back in Update 25.2, we aimed to foster a more balanced AR environment by tweaking the AUG's RPM. After monitoring the win-rate metrics post-update, we observed a minor drop in the AUG's win rate from 53.3% to 53.0% - however, this remained quite consistent with the figures prior to the RPM adjustment. Given the AUG's continuous dominance in the AR category (excluding Care Package weapons like the FAMAS and Groza) and its stats surpassing those of the Beryl M762, we saw a need for further adjustments.
Through this update, we've decided to intensify its recoil to reduce in-combat stability while preserving the AUG's distinctiveness. We've also modified the recoil reduction while in the crouched position, ensuring it doesn't provide an excessive advantage in specific scenarios.
The Dragunov, on the other hand, lagged behind other DMRs in terms of kill distribution and win rates. To enhance its usability, we've addressed the main concern our players have been mentioning - boosting the Dragunov's RPM and enhancing its recoil recovery to make it a more consistent and versatile weapon.
For an in-depth insight into the reasons behind these changes, we invite you to our next live PUBG Care Package, where our In-Game Unit Director plans to provide a comprehensive explanation. We'll also be addressing your queries in real-time during this session. For details on the live stream's agenda, date, rewards, and more, please refer to the PUBG Care Package - Episode 2 announcement.
In our ongoing commitment to provide a diverse gameplay experience that isn't monopolized by a single weapon choice, we value and invite your feedback.
To better assist with strategic planning, we've added the starting plane's flight route, that'll remain throughout the match, into both the world map and minimap.
On the map screen, you can toggle the plane route on or off. A shortcut key guide for this feature has been added to the same screen.
This update applies to every mode.
The 2023 PUBG Global Championship-themed decorations have been added to maps.
KFC restaurants have been removed from Erangel, making way for the return of gas stations. Please note that the Fuel Pump feature is not available in Erangel.
New Team Deathmatch Map: Pillar Compound
Introducing a new Team Deathmatch map: a hidden Pillar Compound near Deston is here to provide unique and diverse gunplay dynamics.
The layout predominantly features a main building and side buildings.
Several elevated areas, including most rooftops, are inaccessible.
Ascenders are available.
Map selection probabilities have been readjusted in alignment with this update.
Bluebomb Rush Improvements
Enhanced Bluebomb Rush mode based on player feedback and key performance metrics.
Markers/waypoints are now available to use on the map.
Readjusted the defending team's starting position based on analysis showing their overly quick penetration to the central area.
Radio Message options have been updated.
Added a grateful and apologetic message option and removed the Save your Coins and Charge options.
Modifications to weapon attachments purchased from the store will now be saved, and these changes will be applied to subsequent purchases.
Attachments added to empty slots will not be saved.
Only attachments available in the attachment crate can be saved.
For weapons equipped with magnification scopes, even if you switch to a non-magnified scope, the magnified scope will be sustained in the next purchase.
Updated the selection and pricing of weapons in the shop:
The SLR has been replaced by the Dragunov.
The M249's price has been adjusted.
Added a new "Impressive" in-game message that'll show up when you secure a victory in one-versus-many scenarios.
Death icons are more translucent.
On a player's death, the primary weapon they were using will be dropped on top of their death crate.
If no primary weapon is available, the secondary weapon will be dropped.
The duration of death crates has been significantly extended.
Decreased the round waiting time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
Footstep sounds have slightly increased. (The audible range remains unchanged.)
Added a leave penalty to curb unwarranted leaves during a match. Arcade points will be lost and you will not be able to participate in the match for a certain period of time.
Crafter Pass: Black Market 2023
The Crafter Pass is back, teeming with even more unique rewards and events for this month's shopping extravaganza! Read the full details in the Black Market 2023 announcement!
(Steam/Epic Games) Ranked
Fortified the verification process for Ranked. Starting from Update 26.2, any account exhibiting suspicious behavior or irregular gameplay patterns will be subject to an additional verification process.
Note: This update is exclusive to the Steam and Epic Games platform.
Beyond SMS verification, you may be asked to complete an additional automated phone call (ARS) verification.
Previously verified accounts may be prompted for re-verification. Completing this step is mandatory in order to play Ranked.