PUBG Testing Ranked Ruleset In Labs

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New feature undergoing testing.
New feature undergoing testing. PUBG

PUBG Labs is at it again and is testing out a new feature. This time it's all about the Ranked Ruleset. The test begins on March 6 at 2:00 a.m. EST and runs to March 9 at 2:00 a.m. EST.

According to a post by the team at PUBG, the addition of the ruleset is hoped to amplify "the fierce competition between players as they play and win games." So what does that mean, exactly? For starters, it's going to get the best of the public ruleset setting and then combine it with that of the esports ruleset. The goal is to come up with a new ruleset that is geared for competitive play.

The test is going to be available for both FPP and TPP modes, with maps to be chosen at random from Erangel, Sanhok, and Miramar. However the number of players is going to be lowered to 64. In addition, no BP or Survivor Pass XP are going to be rewarded while playing on account of games being held in Labs.

Those who do want to give this a try should be prepared for some adjustments. One in particular is the Loot Spawn Adjustment. There's no question that in order for a competitive scene to be able to thrive, players need to have the right tools to do the job. Because of this, the item spawn rate for all the three maps is going to be higher compared to the usual Battle Royale games. The spawn rate of items like primary weapons, 4x scopes, Level 2 equipment, and even First Aid Kits, have been increased as well. However, players that want to be fully equipped still need to loot different areas.

To make sure that the fight continues, even when there are a few players left, there's the Blue Zone Balance Adjustment. The first safe zone is going to be similar to standard public matches. However as the game continues, the rate is going to grow faster which should result in more fights as the number of players lowers. The team said that "the goal of these settings is to allow players to test their skills in a more tense environment than in traditional public matches."

Other adjustments that players can expect with this test include:

  • The starting flight path of the plane is going to fly closer to the first safe area.
  • Vehicle spawns are same as the normal games.
    • Motor Glider is temporarily disabled.
  • ​Red Zones now pose as an additional threat for out of position players.
    • They are also more likely to occur at the edge of the safe zone.
  • ​Flare Guns are in, for now

Finally, the PUBG team said that feedback from players who take part in this test are welcome since it's going to help them "determine if it is right for our upcoming Competitive Mode or whether we need to make some adjustments."

What are you waiting for? Give this one a try.

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