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PUBG Mobile updates: Everything you need to know
Welcome to our PUBG Mobile update tracker! We’ll be collating all of the official PUBG update notes and breaking down all the new features added to the hit battle royale game for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
If you’re a fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (and chowing down on chicken dinners), be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with all of the map updates, weapon and armor balance changes and additions, new modes, and much more.
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PUBG Mobile update: The latest
PUBG Mobile 1.4 update overview
Release date: May 8, 2021
The most recent PUBG Mobile update is going big with the help of Legendary and Warner Brothers. We’re not talking big maps or big guns; we’re talking Godzilla vs King Kong big. They can be found on Erangel, Sanhok, and Livik, and you can expect a spectacular entrance on Spawn Island.
After the initial experience, all three titans will follow random paths across the map, absorbing energy and releasing powerful Titan Crystals in their wake. Just be careful; even though the titans aren’t usually aggressive towards players, too many in one location can stir trouble.
PUBG Mobile version 1.4 also brings the Coupe RB into the mix for you and one friend to enjoy, and you can now experience over-the-shoulder firing. Pistols have been balanced, and the M249 machine gun has been optimized for more accurate gameplay.
Read the further notes right here.
PUBG Mobile update history
PUBG Mobile 1.3 update overview
Release date: March 7, 2021
PUBG Mobile version 1.3 landed with new experiences and an entirely new map for you to explore. Erangel moved to the rhythm with Hundred Rhythms mode, which Tencent styled for an electronic music festival. As with Runic Power, you got to choose a Music Armband with a special skill to give you an edge. Player options include the Guardian Armband, Recon Armband, or Camouflage Armband.
The new map is known as Karakin, and it falls along the coast of North Africa. It supports up to 64 players, but the dry and open map will not make life easy on you. Karakin is suited to long-range rifle battles as well as tight encounters in the dark underground. No two battles are ever the same, thanks to Demolition Zone, which can cause buildings to topple after they take damage. Look for the purple areas on the mini-map to know if you’re in danger of collapse.
As for new weapons, the PUBG Mobile update 1.3 brought the Mosin-Nagant Sniper Rifle and the Panzerfaust into action. The sniper rifle is, well, a rifle, though it packs faster bullets and more damage than the Kar98K. You’ll find the explosive Panzerfaust on Karakin at low drop rates, but be careful of the 3-meter backfire damage.
Check out the rest of the notes right here.
PUBG Mobile 1.2 update overview
Release date: January 7, 2021
A new year came with new experiences for PUBG Mobile players, experiences that took them beyond earth. The new Runic Power gameplay offered players the chance to choose between three unique powers and gather fragments from the battlefield. These fragments are exclusive to the Erangel map and serve as aids in your ultimate quest for victory.
You can choose your Rune type on Spawn Island, after which you will receive two skills. Each Rune — the Flame Rune, Arctic Rune, and Wind Rune — has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you prefer a more classic combat experience, the PUBG Mobile 1.2 update introduced the FAMAS for close-range firefights. However, the weapon is only available on the Livik map.
Also on the Livik map is the new Power Armor Mode. You can craft your own protection with Nano Crystals and a set of Armor Blueprints. The Power Armor allows you and your teammates to respawn twice during the match, and the armor serves as an alternate spawn point.
Version 1.2 also offers new Metro Royale features, and you can see the full notes here.
PUBG Mobile 1.1 update overview
Release date: November 9, 2020
The November 2020 update to PUBG Mobile brought another classic shooter into the mix — Metro Exodus. It packed a revamped gameplay lobby that leads you right into the new Metro Royale game mode. Update 1.1 also brought the Winter Festival theme if you’re not looking for something as gritty as Metro.
As part of the collaboration with the Metro Exodus team, update 1.1 offers two new maps based on Erangel with a Metro skin on top. You can explore ruins, a bandit camp, and a new underground environment packed with shadows and danger. As part of your underground experience, the update even added a thermal sight, night vision scope, and heavier armor to the mix.
A Metro update isn’t complete without some extra weapons, and now you can test out the M203 grenade launcher attachment or Metro’s own Tikhar Rifle.
Read through the extensive patch notes right here.
PUBG Mobile 1.0 update overview
Release date: September 8, 2020
PUB Mobile’s 1.0 patch brought New Erangel into the mix along with a whole host of map elements and refreshed graphics. It’s not a small update, demanding 1.8GB of storage on Android and a whopping 2.17 on iOS, but there’s plenty to enjoy in the enhanced version.
The sky, land, water, and vegetation are all updated to be more realistic and detailed, for starters. While that may not be the most exciting update, it can certainly help your immersion. The update also comes with important changes to Mylta Power, Quarry, and Prison. You also have new access to trenches, abandoned tanks, and construction sites as additional cover in the heat of battle.
New Erangel wasn’t the only map to benefit from PUBG Mobile 1.0, as the Livik map now packs a semi-automatic M1014 shotgun. You can only find it in the Classic Battle Royale Map and the Arena, but the M1014 is currently the most efficient shotgun you can use.
Check out the official patch notes here.
PUBG Mobile 0.19.0 update overview
Release date: July 7, 2020
The PUBG Mobile 0.19.0 update brought some huge changes for one of the world’s most popular games. The biggest new addition was an entire map called Livik. The Nordic-inspired map is exclusive to PUBG Mobile, and it’s playable right away despite officially still being in beta.
Like Karakin, Livik is a smaller 2×2 kilometer map that supports 52-player battle royale combat. This smaller size and reduced player count lead to shorter match lengths at around 15 minutes. That’s not all, though, as the map will also feature two exclusive weapons and an exclusive monster truck vehicle.
There’s also a new Spark the Flame-themed event in Classic Mode on Erangel and Miramar, and the new season expanded on this theme with new cosmetics and unlockables. Check out the full list of balance changes and bug fixes on the official patch notes.
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 update overview
Release date: May 7, 2020
The latest PUBG Mobile update brings a massive overhaul to the Miramar map, with new urban ruins and an oasis at the Northern part of the map. There’s also a chance for sandstorms to ravage certain areas of the map, reducing visibility to nil.
A new race track has been added throughout the Miramar map for the speed demons out there. There’s also a single Golden Mirado vehicle that spawns in each map, so try to find it and floss on your foes.
Several other details were included in the patch notes, including two upcoming game modes, a new 20-player social mode, a new close-range scope for rifles and shotguns, and some details about the new toy-themed season starting May 13. Check out the full patch notes over on the official blog post!
PUBG Mobile April update overview
Release date: April 16, 2020
We might all be stuck at home due to the global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore new modes in PUBG Mobile! Starting tomorrow (April 16), Arctic Mode will enable a brand new way of experiencing the classic Vivendi map.
In it, players have a new foe added to the standard 99 enemies on the field: frigid weather. Gather branches and start fires indoors to keep your temperature high or start taking damage. You can also use new items or cook items to restore body heat, giving new meaning to “chicken dinner.”
As a bonus, the snowboards added in the Winter Festival are back, and remote-control drones are making their debut. Use them to scout out the landscape and gain a tactical advantage over other combatants!
PUBG Mobile update 0.17.0 overview
Release date: March 3, 2020
It’s been well over a month since the last PUBG Mobile update, but as March begins, it’s time to celebrate the second anniversary of PUBG Mobile’s release! Special events like Season 12’s “2gether We Play” theme, arcade machines, and an amusement park ride popping up in classic Erangel will punctuate the festivities starting next week.
This update also adds a new AirDrop weapon called the DBS Shotgun. It fires two rounds of 12-gauge ammo for extreme damage at close range.
Other notable changes include death replays, colorblind mode, enhanced teammate volume controls, and a return of the extra-realistic Hardcore Mode. Check out the official patch notes for a full list of changes in the PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 update.
PUBG Mobile update 0.16.0 overview
Release date: December 11, 2019
It’s wintertime in Erangel, and that means it’s time to hit the slopes! Queueing in Classic mode has the chance to trigger Snow Paradise, where once per match, players can hop in a cable car and freestyle snowboard down the mountain.
Snow Paradise isn’t the only new mode in the latest PUBG Mobile update, with the new vehicular combat mode RageGear available starting today. It splits players into two teams, with some driving and others handling a variety of mounted weapons. Don’t worry if you’re not into driving, because the driver can shoot too.
There are some other new features, including the ability to switch between first-person and third-person at will in Classic Mode. Plus, there are new cosmetics, friendly fire restrictions, performance improvements, weapon balancing, and more.
Check out the full list of changes over at the official 0.16.0 patch notes here.
What would you like to see in future updates to PUBG Mobile? Let us know in the comments.