PUBG has received a new update today. According to it, the developers have been observing the AUG’s high win rate and decided to tweak it a bit. On the other hand, they’ve listened to player feedback about the Dragunov underperforming and boosted its specs. For the full patch notes, check below.
PUBG Patch Notes for 26.2
※ Please note that PC players can anticipate map changes every Wednesday at 2 AM UTC, while Console players can expect the same every Thursday at 7 AM UTC.
※ In Random Map regions, larger maps have a 25% probability of being selected, while smaller maps have a 12.5% probability.
- (PC) Test Server
- Normal Match: Erangel
- AS region: Squad – TPP
- NA region: Squad – FPP
- Normal Match: Erangel
- Live Server – Normal Match
- Week 1: Erangel / Miramar / Vikendi / Sanhok / Paramo
- PC: November 8 ~ November 15
- Console: November 16 ~ November 23
- Week 2: Erangel / Taego / Deston / Sanhok / Karakin
- PC: November 15 ~ November 22
- Console: November 23 ~ November 30
- Week 3: Erangel / Miramar / Vikendi / Sanhok / Paramo
- PC: November 22 ~ November 29
- Console: November 30 ~ December 7
- Week 4: Erangel / Taego / Deston / Sanhok / Karakin
- PC: November 29 ~ December 6
- Console: December 7 ~ December 14
- Week 1: Erangel / Miramar / Vikendi / Sanhok / Paramo
- Live Server – Ranked
- Ranked: Erangel (30%) / Miramar (30%) / Taego (30%) / Vikendi (10%)
- The map service for Ranked is updated on a season-by-season basis.
※ Please note that the features and updates described below are subject to change or removal due to issues such as bugs, in-game problems, and community feedback. The images used are intended as visual references only; the actual game may look different as the builds are continually developed and refined before release.
Adjustments have been made for the AUG and Dragunov.
- Horizontal recoil increase: +4%
- Vertical recoil increase: +9.8%
- Recoil reduction while crouched: -16% → -13%
- RPM increase: 150 → 180
- Recoil recovery (aim stability after firing): +11%
Dev’s comment: Back in Update 25.2, we aimed to foster a more balanced AR environment by tweaking the AUG’s RPM. After monitoring the win-rate metrics post-update, we observed a minor drop in the AUG’s win rate from 53.3% to 53.0% – however, this remained quite consistent with the figures prior to the RPM adjustment. Given the AUG’s continuous dominance in the AR category (excluding Care Package weapons like the FAMAS and Groza) and its stats surpassing those of the Beryl M762, we saw a need for further adjustments.
Through this update, we’ve decided to intensify its recoil to reduce in-combat stability while preserving the AUG’s distinctiveness. We’ve also modified the recoil reduction while in the crouched position, ensuring it doesn’t provide an excessive advantage in specific scenarios.
The Dragunov, on the other hand, lagged behind other DMRs in terms of kill distribution and win rates. To enhance its usability, we’ve addressed the main concern our players have been mentioning – boosting the Dragunov’s RPM and enhancing its recoil recovery to make it a more consistent and versatile weapon.
For an in-depth insight into the reasons behind these changes, we invite you to our next live PUBG Care Package, where our In-Game Unit Director plans to provide a comprehensive explanation. We’ll also be addressing your queries in real-time during this session. For details on the live stream’s agenda, date, rewards, and more, please refer to the PUBG Care Package – Episode 2 announcement.
In our ongoing commitment to provide a diverse gameplay experience that isn’t monopolized by a single weapon choice, we value and invite your feedback.
To better assist with strategic planning, we’ve added the starting plane’s flight route, that’ll remain throughout the match, into both the world map and minimap.
- On the map screen, you can toggle the plane route on or off. A shortcut key guide for this feature has been added to the same screen.
- This update applies to every mode.
- The 2023 PUBG Global Championship-themed decorations have been added to maps.
- KFC restaurants have been removed from Erangel, making way for the return of gas stations. Please note that the Fuel Pump feature is not available in Erangel.
New Team Deathmatch Map: Pillar Compound
Introducing a new Team Deathmatch map: a hidden Pillar Compound near Deston is here to provide unique and diverse gunplay dynamics.
- The layout predominantly features a main building and side buildings.
- Several elevated areas, including most rooftops, are inaccessible.
- Ascenders are available.
Map selection probabilities have been readjusted in alignment with this update.
Bluebomb Rush Improvements
Enhanced Bluebomb Rush mode based on player feedback and key performance metrics.
- Markers/waypoints are now available to use on the map.
- Readjusted the defending team’s starting position based on analysis showing their overly quick penetration to the central area.
- Radio Message options have been updated.
- Added a grateful and apologetic message option and removed the Save your Coins and Charge options.
- Modifications to weapon attachments purchased from the store will now be saved, and these changes will be applied to subsequent purchases.
- Attachments added to empty slots will not be saved.
- Only attachments available in the attachment crate can be saved.
- For weapons equipped with magnification scopes, even if you switch to a non-magnified scope, the magnified scope will be sustained in the next purchase.
- Updated the selection and pricing of weapons in the shop:
- The SLR has been replaced by the Dragunov.
- The M249’s price has been adjusted.
- Added a new “Impressive” in-game message that’ll show up when you secure a victory in one-versus-many scenarios.
- Death icons are more translucent.
- On a player’s death, the primary weapon they were using will be dropped on top of their death crate.
- If no primary weapon is available, the secondary weapon will be dropped.
- The duration of death crates has been significantly extended.
- Decreased the round waiting time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
- Footstep sounds have slightly increased. (The audible range remains unchanged.)
- Added a leave penalty to curb unwarranted leaves during a match. Arcade points will be lost and you will not be able to participate in the match for a certain period of time.
Crafter Pass: Black Market 2023
The Crafter Pass is back, teeming with even more unique rewards and events for this month’s shopping extravaganza! Read the full details in the Black Market 2023 announcement!
(Steam/Epic Games) Ranked
Fortified the verification process for Ranked. Starting from Update 26.2, any account exhibiting suspicious behavior or irregular gameplay patterns will be subject to an additional verification process.
Note: This update is exclusive to the Steam and Epic Games platform.
- Beyond SMS verification, you may be asked to complete an additional automated phone call (ARS) verification.
- Previously verified accounts may be prompted for re-verification. Completing this step is mandatory in order to play Ranked.
- If you’ve updated the mobile number linked to your account, please contact us through PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Support.
Related pop-up texts have been modified to align with this update.
Pillar Compound has been added to Team Deathmatch’s Presets.
The Event page has been refined.
- Renamed the page title to Event Center.
- New missions associated with Survival Mastery levels have been added.
- Standardized the display method for event rewards.
The character’s hair will now remain visible after equipping a hoodie. A portion of this update was incorporated into the previous #26.1 update.
- Enhanced character animation optimization to elevate CPU performance in situations where several characters are grouped.
- When a new player launches the client for the first time, we’ve adjusted the default rendering size from 70 → 100 to provide a smoother gameplay experience with the standard graphic settings.
- Please note that this change may result in a decrease in frame rate.
- Fixed the issue that allowed melee weapons to pass through walls when thrown at a prone stance from a building corner.
- Fixed the issue in Training Mode where the Dragunov showed inaccurate damage indications on target hits.
- Fixed the significant distancing of the airplane route and Phase 1 Safe Zone in Normal and Custom Matches.
- Fixed the issue causing the O12 ammo to vanish when it flies beyond a specific distance.
- Fixed the issue preventing the O12 from dealing damage after zeroing adjustments with a 6x Scope equipped.
- Fixed collision, texture, performance, and some other general Erangel, Miramar, and Taego issues.
- (PC) Fixed the unclear visibility of character outlines on Miramar during Replay/Observer views.
- Fixed the issue where the notification icon does not disappear on the Match History page.
- Fixed the incorrect text casing in the Arcade lobby.
- (PC) Fixed the issue where your weapon hits are not displayed in Match History.
- (PC) Fixed the icons turning completely white when a team is eliminated in Esports mode.
- (Console) Updated the Clan and Social page’s exit button label from “Back” to “Close”.
Items & Skins
※ Clipping issue: Graphics that are shown outside the visible part of an image/object.
- Fixed the transparent ankle issue when female characters equipped Jijing’s Shorts.
- Fixed the transparent feet issue when female characters equipped Maniacal Butcher’s Shoes.
- Fixed the partially transparent Cuddle Punk Leg Warmers when equipped with Phoenix Shorts.
- Fixed the wrist clipping issue when hoodies are equipped with hats and Cammy’s Gloves.
- Fixed the transparent wrist issue when the Merc Team Uniform is equipped with PNC 2023 Trailblazer Gloves.
- Fixed the transparent wrist issue when the QBZ Schematic Sweatshirt is equipped with certain shirts.
- Fixed the transparent wrist issue when Moon Lizard’s Gloves are equipped with the Moon Lizard’s Body.
- Fixed the transparent character or game crash issues when alternating between Bunny Academy Hazard Shoes and The Colonel’s Clogs.
- (Console) Fixed the transparent ankle issue when equipping the PUBG Onesie.