PUBG Update 29 Now On Test Server, Vikendi Gets Second Rebalance

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PUBG Update #29
PUBG Update #29 PUBG

PUBG has confirmed that Update #29 is now available on test servers. The update offers a great deal of balances adjustments and additions, of which the largest change is the rebalancing done for Vikendi.

The PUBG team revealed that since the first Vikendi Item Spawn Rebalance back in January, they "have had ongoing discussions about how to make Vikendi more attractive to players." The second round of Vikendi rebalancing includes:

  • Blue zone adjustments
  • To support a wider variety of gameplay experiences around Vikendi, the initial safe zone will now be placed in more varied locations and the waiting time between certain blue zone phases has been reduced.
    • Phase 1 safe zone now spawns in more varied locations.
    • Waiting time between early and late blue zone phases has been decreased slightly.
    • Overall match duration subsequently reduced by 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • Vehicle spawn rate adjustment
    • Vehicle spawn rate has been changed to facilitate the new blue zone settings.
      • Increased four-wheel drive vehicle spawn ratio in relation to Snowbikes and Snowmobiles.
  • Item spawn rate adjustment
  • We have adjusted weapon spawn rates to help facilitate more medium and long-range engagements. Adjustments to available attachments have also been made to offer players more options.
    • Adjustments to item spawns on Vikendi:
      • AR spawns increased by 1.4x
      • DMR spawns increased by 2x
      • SR spawns increased by 7x
    • SMG, Shotgun and Pistol spawns have been decreased slightly.
    • Attachment spawns have been increased slightly.
    • High powered scope spawns have been increased slightly.
  • Cave balance adjustment
  • Since the Secret Cave is no longer much of a secret, we have adjusted the loot within to balance it more closely other areas of Vikendi to improve the gameplay experience, while still offering good loot.
    • Care Packages will no-longer spawn in the cave.
      • High quality non-crate loot will still spawn in this location.
    • Increased variety of items spawned in the cave.
  • Item pool changes
    • Added MK47 Mutant, Halfgrip, Thumbgrip and Laser Sight.
    • Removed Win94 and R45.
  • Increased Moonlight weather condition percentage.

The update adds Tactical Map Markers to allow for better communication between Duo and Squad teams. This new feature brings six different marker types applicable for various situations like Attack, Danger, Defend, Loot, Regroup, and Vehicle. Details of the Tactical Map Markers are:

  • To use the markers, open the world map and hold right click to reveal the Tactical Map Marker wheel, then move to the desired icon then release.
  • Each player can only place one Tactical Map Marker or Standard marker at a time.
  • Tactical Map Markers will be shown on the world map, minimap, and compass in the same way as the existing map markers.
Tactical Map Markers
Tactical Map Markers PUBG

Update #29 also adds a new crosshair when players use throwables. This is to make it easy to identify the use of an underarm or overarm throwing stance. Players should expect improvements to the minimap as well. One new feature for the minimap shows the location of teammates in a player's immediate area.

Other details of the upcoming update can be viewed here.

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