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PUBG Mobile gets less-intense Arcade Mode in latest update
- Version 0.4.0 of PUBG Mobile includes two new modes, a new setting, and optimizations.
- Arcade Mode lowers the number of players from 100 to 24, while Training Grounds lets you try out weapons and vehicles.
- The update is rolling out now.
Tencent Games pushed out version 0.4.0 of PUBG Mobile, with the update containing new modes, a new setting, and some optimizations for the popular battle royale game.
First up is Arcade Mode, which lowers the number of players on the map from 100 to 28. Unlike regular PUBG Mobile matches, which include a variety of weapons, Arcade Mode picks one of six variations for players to use for the entire match: shotguns, sniper rifles, all weapons, melee, pistols, and item heaven.
The only concern we have is the nature of Arcade Mode. PUBG Mobile is already less intense than its PC counterpart, and a mode that further removes that intensity might make the game more hollow than before.
The mode is meant to attract new players and ease them into PUBG Mobile, however, so we will see if it lives up to that billing.
The update also introduces Training Grounds, another new mode that lets you try out all of the game’s weapons and vehicles. Unless you leave early, you get 30 minutes in Training Grounds and are joined by several other players.
Keep in mind that you cannot die or receive damage in Training Grounds. Also, the mode does not support the game’s new dusk setting, which should make things a bit tougher for players.
Finally, the update includes over 20 optimizations, which should help the game run better.
Version 0.4.0 of PUBG Mobile is rolling out now through the Play Store and weighs around 242MB. Make sure to check out our PUBG Mobile tips and tricks feature, as well as our guide on how to change your name and appearance in PUBG Mobile.