PUBG Mobile was initially released on Android in 2018, and over the last two years, the game has seen many updates and improvements, but it still hasn't reached version 1.0. Well, this will all change on September 8th. PUBG Corporation has just announced that a slew of improvements are coming with the update to version 1.0 this September. This is so the game will offer a smoother experience for eSports. You see, PUBG Mobile World League and the World Championship are going to be combined this November into one event called PUBG Mobile Global Championship (absolutely nothing confusing about that), which will offer a $2-million prize pool.
The ongoing skirmishes along the Indo-Chinese border have led India to put curbs on several apps and services belonging to the other side. TikTok was among the first high-profile bans, and Tencent's PUBG Mobile became another victim last week. Within days of the block, PUBG’s original South Korean publisher has decided to cut its ties with the Chinese developer, though just for its Indian business.
Amidst escalating border tensions between the two nations, India’s been on a banning spree targeting apps with any Chinese connection. We’ve already seen a couple of these rounds that took down some big names like TikTok from the Indian Play Store. With the latest update to the restricted app list, the Indian government has decided to pull the plug on a total of 118 apps, including the wildly popular multiplayer game, PUBG Mobile.
OnePlus and PUBG Mobile are teaming up to offer exclusive in-game 90Hz support on the current lineup of OP devices. This exclusive access will run from August 6th to September 6th and is available to OP users worldwide. Of course, you'll have to be sporting a current OP device that offers 90Hz support, to begin with, which is why the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T T-Mobile Version, OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, or an OnePlus 7 Pro are required. So if you'd like to check out PUBG Mobile in 90 FPS glory, you can on the current crop of OnePlus phones.
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.
It looks like PUBG Corporation skipped patch 0.17.5, but 0.18.0 is here as of this morning, and it brings with it more than a few changes and additions. The primary focus this month is the release of Mad Miramar, an update to the Classic Miramar map that adds refreshed graphics and a bunch of new zones, not to mention, sandstorms. The P90 makes its first appearance in the Arena Mode, and new cheat detection has been implemented. We also know EvoGround is slated to receive a new mode sometime soon, and new Classic Mode Content should be coming soon as well, along with the launch of Royale Pass Season 13 on May 13th.
We last talked about PUBG Mobile when the 0.16.5 patch landed in January, and so it would appear that the month of February was completely skipped now that patch 0.17.0 is here at the beginning of March. As expected, this is an unorganized update, even worse than previous months, since the majority of content advertised in this patch won't actually go live today. Season 12 does not start until March 9th, and the Amusement Park Mode in Classic Erangel won't arrive until March 12th. There's also some type of Artic Mode coming too, but a date hasn't even been provided for that.
Now that January has been officially underway for a week, it's time once again to check out the latest monthly update for PUBG Mobile. Patch 0.16.5 brings with it some notable additions, including the start of Royale Pass Season 11 (starting tomorrow 1/10), but you can also expect to find a new Domination game mode, a new Arena map, as well as a new vehicle. It's also worth noting that those that update between January 9th and the 15th will receive 20 Silver, 2,000 BP, and 1 Blue Glider Trail.
December signals that it's time again for another monthly PUBG Mobile update. Now that the 0.16.0 patch for PUBG Mobile is here, you may be wondering exactly what this update brings. Well, first off, there is a new EvoGround mode called RageGear, and it brings with it a new EvoGround Loadout feature. Players can also expect to find some new Classic modes, such as Snow Paradise. Of course, there are many more additions that come with today's update, so if you'd like to view the full changelog, hit that read more button.
A little under a month ago, I covered the 0.15.0 update for PUBG Mobile, and once again, it's time to pore over the latest changes in the PUBG Mobile update coming to Android today. This point release signals the start of Royal Pass Season 10. There's also a new Team Deathmatch map called Ruins, and new weapons and vehicles are also included. You can also expect a new character to launch soon, though no date has been provided, so your guess is as good as mine as to when we can expect this character to go live.