The PUBG beta update for Android and iOS is now available. Publisher Tencent confirmed this in a post on Reddit earlier today. While it’s thought to be a massive release, the PUBG beta update for Android and iOS patch notes have nothing special. That said, the PUBG beta update has some interesting albeit minor additions such as new chat options which will make teamwork a whole lot easier, enhanced control settings, and the MK 47 Mutant gun that’s been available on PUBG Xbox One and PC for awhile now. Perhaps much like the battle royale game’s many updates, its patch notes would be updated too.
PUBG beta update patch
The first and foremost noteworthy addition which comes as the part of this update is the MK47 Mutant rifle which was previously seen on Xbox One and PUBG PC. This rifle will now be available on Android and iOS too. The gun will come with multiple fire modes and a 20-bullet clip thus making it a worthy addition in the player’s arsenal. Another addition will be special help for players navigating the game in the dark, the Laser Sight Attachment. This attachment will allow the players to aim more accurately and the above mentioned MK47 will also be able to make use of it.
Further, as part of this new update players will have the option of customising the screen layout with new presets and variable options. Tencent has also added additional chat options with dozens of scripted text and voice dialogue options to make communication between teammates easier. These will be under tactics, discussion categories and movements. Lastly, the update patch notes inform about new in-game outfit and bug fixes.
- MK47 Mutant: previously on Xbox One and PC, it’s now on Android and iOS too. This is an assault rifle with multiple fire modes and a 20-bullet clip.
- Laser Sight Attachment: this allows players to fire more accurately and the MK47 is just one of the many weapons that can make use of it.
- New control settings: players can customise the screen layout with new preset and variable options
- Additional chat options: dozens of scripted text and voice dialogue options have been added to make communication between teammates easier. These fall under tactics, movement, and discussion categories
- New in-game outfit
- Bug fixes
When will PUBG beta update release officially
Right now, there’s no concrete PUBG Mobile beta update release date. Going by past betas which have lasted a couple of weeks at the very most, it’s safe to say that this new PUBG beta update would follow the same launch cycle and we won’t be surprised to see the recently revealed Resident Evil 2 partnership be a part of the proceedings.
Earlier in the week it was announced Tencent was teaming up with Capcom with PUBG Mobile having a Resident Evil 2 partnership. The battle royale shooter for Android and iOS is teaming up with the classic horror game that’s seeing a re-release early next year.
While actual details of the collaboration are scant, pictures from the PUBG Mobile Global Finals in Dubai suggest that we’ll probably see Resident Evil 2 skins in PUBG Mobile at the very least. With both Capcom and Tencent teasing something big, zombies in PUBG Mobile’s map is another possibility. Considering that the Resident Evil 2 release date is January 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, this collaboration could last longer than the previous ones that featured Mission Impossible and BAPE.
“We’re thrilled to enter this partnership with Capcom and their iconic Resident Evil game, and look forward to an exciting collaboration that will delight fans of both franchises. It will present a combination of the world’s most popular mobile game and a video game masterpiece that will be well worth the wait,” said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Center, Tencent in a prepared statement.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games using the film Battle Royale for inspiration, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
The game was first released for Microsoft Windows via Steam’s early access beta program in March 2017, with a full release on December 20, 2017. That same month, the game was released by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One via its Xbox Game Preview program, and officially released in September 2018. The same year, a port for the PlayStation 4 was released, in addition to two different mobile versions for Android and iOS. The game is one of the best-selling of all time, with over fifty million sold across all platforms by June 2018. In addition, the Windows version holds a peak concurrent player count of over three million on Steam, which is an all-time high on the platform.
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