PUBG Patch 4.2 Adds Changes For Erangel, Survivor Pass 4 End Date Announced

Survivor Pass 4 ends October 15.
  • Windows
  • Survival
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Update 4.2 now on test servers. PUBG

PUBG revealed that its upcoming update 4.2 will make interesting changes to Erangel. The update also adds a number of changes to the gameplay. Update 4.2 is currently available on the Test Server.

One important change coming is that Overcast weather has been added to Erangel. This means that whenever a match begins with overcast weather on Erangel, the weather changes over the course of the match. Changes that happen include overcast, light rain, heavy rain, fog, hail, and wind.

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New overcast weather now on Erangel. Photo: PUBG

Another addition is that Erangel now has destructible objects. These include destructible pylons and barricades. The objects can be destroyed with weapons, explosions, and vehicles. Even then, they still allow for a limited amount of cover until said objects are totally destroyed. In addition, some objects that were previously indestructible are now destructible, like the traffic cones in Mylta.

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Destructible objects added. Photo: PUBG

Some gameplay changes in patch 4.2 include:

  • Vehicle Handling Improvements
    • Improved vehicle handling of the Scooter, Snowmobile, Snowbike and Motorcycle with Sidecar, thus improving overall driving stability.
      • Motorcycle with Sidecar off-road driving control and stability has been greatly improved.
  • Altered Blue Zone Edge Visual Effect
    • To improve the gameplay experience, the rolling shimmer effect seen while at the edge of the Blue Zone will no-longer be seen at the center of the screen where the player is aiming.
  • Improved Visibility of Reticles Against Bright Backgrounds
    • Visibility of all sight and scope reticles against bright backgrounds (such as Vikendi snowfields) has been slightly improved.
  • Throwables Friction Adjustment
    • Adjusted the friction force of throwables to make rolling movement more consistent and predictable.
      • Smoke Grenades
        • Friction force has been increased to slow rolling speed and cause them to roll a shorter distance after impacting surfaces.
      • Stun Grenades & Frag Grenades
        • Friction force has been decreased to speed up the rolling speed and increase distance they can travel after impacting surfaces.
  • Vehicle Engine Toggle
    • Vehicle engines can now be turned off/on by pressing ‘Z’.
      • The engine can be turned off while driving, after gaining momentum and can be used for quiet, tactical maneuvers.
      • Once the engine is off, pressing ‘W’ to accelerate or ‘Z’ will start the engine again.
      • Vehicle engines will automatically be turned off if the vehicle stays at a standstill for 8 seconds, or 2 seconds after the driver disembarks.

PUBG reminded players that that those who buy the premium Survivor Pass 4: Aftermath and complete missions have the chance to unlock the Weathered Mustang weapon skins. Survivor Pass 4 ends October 15.

You can view all changes coming with Update 4.2 here.

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