It’s been a busy weekend for the battle royale genre! PUBG is receiving a new update, as well as a mobile game(!), and a Call of Duty title is getting a battle royale “Survival” mode.
Read on for everything you need to know.
PUBG Latest Update
A new update is rolling out to the Test Server, improving kill cams, audio, and more. Players will be able to experience the new changes when servers go live again this week.
Here’s the schedule:
PST: Nov 27, 6PM – Dec 1, 2AM
CET: Nov 28, 3AM – Dec 1, 11AM
KST: Nov 28, 11AM – Dec 1, 7PM
And here are the new patch notes:
Fixed the issue of the boost icon not showing up on the health bar when a player uses a boost item
(Note: please enable the kill cam in Options before you enter a match)
Fixed some of the crashes related with the kill cam function
Fixed the client freezing issue right after recording the kill cam
Fixed the issue of weapon images overlapping in the inventory slot
Fixed the delay on weapon swapping animation when watching a kill cam
Improved the red zone bomb sound effects and modified the volume of the explosions
Changed the font for game HUD, inventory item names, etc.
Improved the design of the compass
Improved the back panel colors and transparency for all game HUD elements
Improved the back panel colors and transparency for kill log icons
Applied a blur effect to the background of the game result screen
Changed death icon of kill log into a skull shape icon
PUBG Mobile Game
What’s this about a mobile game, then? Well, it’s a mobile port of the PC experience that’s being brought to China. It’ll be published by Tencent who has described the mobile version as a “full fledged mobile port” which will allow “players jumping over to mobile … to take advantage of their play on PC and maintain a consistent experience.”
Other than the fact that it is in development, not much more is known about the PUBG mobile experience. Despite how powerful mobile phones have become, I think the mobile game will have to make some sacrifices. With that said, I’m excited to hear more!
Call of Duty “Survival” Mode
You might not have heard of Call of Duty: Online, as it’s a free-to-play game that is available only in China. Up until this week, it hasn’t attracted too much attention, but now we’ve learned that it’s getting a battle royale mode. It’s as close to PUBG as Call of Duty can get, with a deadly circle closing in, airdrops bringing rare loot, and weapons scattered about the map.
What’s cool, is that we’ve got some gameplay to show you, courtesy of Zhenya on YouTube: