Info about update 18.1 published
06/01/2022 - When the latest update for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS by KRAFTON is released on June 8 for PC and June 16 for consoles, players will be able to enter the new ranked season, find more healing items in Erangel and Miramar, and enjoy the original Sanhok map in Team Deathmatch mode (TDM).
Rankings - Season 18: Ranking Season 17 is entering the home stretch and players should remember to get their rewards based on their last rank in Season 17, as Update 18.1 brings a new ranking season for players. With the launch of the new leaderboard, Squad - FPP will no longer be available on the console leaderboard in NA and EU regions, as the queue does not have enough players to sustain it.
Balancing Item Spawns: Following feedback reports of hard-to-find healing items in Erangel and Miramar normal matches, the team has determined that the spawn rate of healing items in Erangel normal matches has decreased slightly due to higher spawn rates of weapons and appendages. In the normal matches in Miramar, there was no decrease in the spawn rate of healing items, but the game dynamics became significantly more aggressive due to the higher likelihood of finding weapons and attachments, which naturally increased the demand for healing items. To accommodate these changes, they are increasing the total amount of items and spawn rates when update 18.1 goes live. The full breakdown of the changes to item spawning can be found in the patch notes.
The original Sanhok map returns to TDM:The original Sanhok map is back in the rotation for TDM, along with updated map selection rates for update 18.1.
Players interested in trying out the new content can do so today on the PC test server.
Source: Press release