First major update for the Battle Royal shooter
12/17/2021 - The Survivor Pass, Volume 2 is available now and will allow players to unlock a variety of new rewards in the game. In addition, new vehicles, a new weapon, weapon customization options and much more are coming to the game.
Survivor Pass, Vol. 2:
This Survivor Pass is available now and is based on the game character Bell, who is part of the Dream Runners Faction. Players can complete a series of "story missions" to obtain all of Bella`s costumes. In addition, players can upgrade to a Premium Pass to receive additional vehicle skins and character costumes, as well as earn back 1,500 NC when they reach level 48 of the pass.
Two new vehicles are coming to the game, including the Elektron, an electric 6-seat minivan that is more durable compared to other vehicles in the game. Also, the Mesta, a two-seat classic sports car that accelerates quickly and reaches high speeds. The Electron is available on Troi and the Training Grounds, while the Mesta is available on Troi, Erangel and also the Training Grounds.
New weapon: The new update adds the L85A3, an assault rifle with low recoil. Although its rate of fire is lower than other weapons in the game, the L85A3 has the highest damage of all assault rifles with 5.56m ammunition. This makes it a good choice for attacking from medium to long range.
New weapon customizations:
There are new customization options for the M416, SLR and L85A3 weapons. Players can now equip the M416 with a long barrel to increase damage at the cost of increased vertical recoil. The SLR can be equipped with a 5.56mm barrel to increase firing accuracy at the expense of reduced damage. Players can also equip the new L85A3 assault rifle with vertical forward grip bipods, which reduce vertical recoil and provide more controlled recoil in the crouch or prone position. However, the ADS velocity of the L85A3 will be reduced when using the vertical front grip bipod.
Perit Point System:
To encourage positive gameplay behavior, a new merit point system is being introduced. When players are reported for negative behavior, such as team kills, they will lose merit points. If their merit points fall below a certain threshold, they will no longer be able to play Squad mode until they increase their total merit points over time through solo play.
This first major update for PUBG: NEW STATE is now playable for Android and iOS users. To celebrate the holiday season, a new lobby theme has been introduced. Throughout the season, there will be a series of in-game events, including weekend events and the "Winter Festival Challenge," where players can earn the Crimson Snowflake - M416 weapon skin.
Source: Press release