Typically new PUBG expansions drop near the beginning of the month, and so patch 0.19.0 is officially available starting today. What's unique about this release is that it marks the first time the game has been updated without taking the servers offline in order to ensure a better gaming experience for players, which is nice to see. Beyond the new method to push updates, players can expect to find an all-new Nordic-style map Livik, a map-exclusive vehicle, and two new map-exclusive firearms. It's also clear that PUBG Corporation is continuing the prep work for the launch of season 14 on July 14th.

Since there's a new map available in today's update, PUBG Corporation has been kind enough to create a trailer for the Play Store listing, which you can watch above. As you can see, the Livik map offers many different terrains, and so you'll have to adjust your play as you go. It would also appear that 15-minute matches will be the norm for the Livik map, which is great for those that prefer quick sessions. Just keep in mind that Livik is still a beta map, and so adjustments and improvements are expected as things move forward.

Besides the new map, players will get to tool around in a new map-exclusive vehicle, a Monster Truck. If the new vehicle doesn't float your boat, then maybe the two new map-exclusive weapons are more your speed? The SMG: P90 and Mk 12 rifle are available starting today, and a firearm training event is coming sometime soon.

It's also clear that a new themed mode will be available on the Erangel and Miramar maps in the game's Classic Mode. This is called Spark the Flame, and it's themed gameplay, but it's not the only themed mode. Of course, since The Ancient Secret isn't quite ready yet, this second themed-mode won't arrive until a later date. We also know that once season 13 ends, Season Warm-up Event Gameplay will begin to lead into the release of season 14 on July 14th.

WHAT'S NEW
New Map: LIVIK
1) Exclusive original map that offers an epic experience in a Nordic terrain!
2) 52 players in a 2km x 2km map for a more exciting experience!
3) Be the winner in 15 minutes!
4) Evolve your strategies with the changing terrain!
5) Map-exclusive SMG P90 and Rifle MK12!
6) New Vehicle: Monster Truck
We will continue to improve LIVIK BETA for the best experience.

Much like every monthly PUBG update, the above info is simply the bigger additions to land today. If you'd like to check out the Play Store changelog I've pasted above, you can find it here, and if you'd like to pore through the entirety of the official 0.18.0 patch notes, you can check them out on the official PUBG website.

PUBG MOBILE - NEW MAP: LIVIK
PUBG MOBILE - NEW MAP: LIVIK

Press Release

ALL-NEW LIVIK MAP DROPS INTO PUBG MOBILE FOR HIGH-INTENSITY CHICKEN DINNERS

The 0.19.0 update delivers the mobile exclusive new map Livik with new gear, vehicles, fresh gameplay, events and more.

Los Angeles – July 7, 2020 – For the first time ever PUBG MOBILE is presenting an all-new battle royale map that is exclusive to the mobile version. The Livik new map boasts stunning never-before-seen battlegrounds set to the theme of the gorgeous Nordic scenery, and is just one part of today’s huge 0.19.0 content update, which is available to download for free on iOS and Android.

At the size of merely two-by-two kilometers, Livik is primed for epic 52-player showdowns, providing a fast-paced action-packed gameplay with around 15 minutes per match. Livik introduces map-exclusive gear and vehicles, such as the P90 sub-machinegun, Mk12 marksman rifle and Monster Truck vehicle. The map is still in its Beta stage, and will continually be updated to improve the gaming experience.

Today’s massive 0.19.0 content update delivers a wave of fresh additions such as:

Bonfire Mode Gameplay

Players who queue for Erangel and Miramar have the chance to experience this new game type, where three unique items can be found around the maps. Small Statues can be burned to earn supplies and special event items. Secondly, Giant Statues has multiple construction stages, which changes as the event progresses. It burns in the final stage. Finally, Statue Camps will be set up around Statues, and supplies can be found inside the tents.

Livik Firearm Special Training Event

During the event period, players can discover Experimental Trial Weapon Crates around Livik, which contain special weapons. In addition to modified names, icons and finishes, special weapons offer slightly stronger attributes than normal weapons, which can provide essential advantages on the battlefield.

Cheer Park

The popular social area where up to 20 players can interact in real time has been improved with new features, including trenches in the Shooting Range, added launchers to hot air balloons, fresh Bubble Emotes and more. Players can also go head-to-head in the new firearm-specific quick draw duel and participate in the Elite Challenge to practice marksmanship.

Additional features are also part of the 0.19.0 update:

· New Arena Attachment – Players can new equip the new Barrel Extender muzzle attachment to most sniper rifles, rifles and SMGs. The attachment increases the firearm’s range and reduces damage reduction due to distance

· Season Warmup Event – At the end of Season 13, players can enlist in four-person teams in Classic Mode to complete missions and earn several Season 14 ranking points

· Basic Combat Balances – Several improvements have been made to the Pick Up tab, Combat Operation settings, Parachuting Gauge display and more

· Miscellaneous Improvements – System features, Radio messages, Vouchers, the Guncraft system, firearm attachment finish features, download speeds, Achievements and Achievement Rankings, Clan classification, Ace Badge features, Settings features and Brothers in Arms have all been adjusted, balanced and improved.

Following this massive update, more information will be released soon about upcoming PUBG MOBILE Ancient Secret Special Mode, Team Gun Game and Royale Pass Season 14.

PUBG MOBILE is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.

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PUBG MOBILE is based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

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