PUBG 7.1 Patch Introduces Updated Vikendi, New Weapon, Performance and Stability Improvements and More

Apr 14, 2020
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A new PUBG patch has been launched on the test server, introducing an updated version of the Vikendi map, a new weapon and more.

The updated Vikendi map now features trains, reduced snow cover, a new Cargo Depot and more. The new version of the map also does away with snowbikes and snowmobiles, replaced by motorcycle and motorcycle with sidecar.

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Vikendi is back!

Better than ever, with updated landmarks, trains and a slight change in season.

  • Trains have been added and can be found moving along multiple tracks across Vikendi
    • There is a major train line that extends along the perimeter of Vikendi, with 6 connected tracks towards the inland areas of the island
    • Trains stop temporarily at train stations across the map
  • Reduced snow cover
    • Snow cover is reduced more on the Southern areas of the island
  • Snowbikes and Snowmobiles have been removed
    • Motorcycle and Motorcycle with sidecar will spawn instead, being more versatile vehicles for the updated terrain

Other changes introduced by the PUBG 7.1 patch include the temporary removal of moonlight and general map optimizations.

  • Weather will be either Clear or Snowy.
    • Moonlight has been removed for now, but will return with visual improvements at a later date.
  • General map optimizations have been made
  • You can play the updated Vikendi in custom matches
  • A new Cargo Depot has been added

The PUBG 7.1 patch also brings some changes to matchmaking meant to improve the experience.

AS, KR/JP, KAKAO, SEA, EU, RU: Full map selection, you can select Vikendi or any other map individually.

NA: Vikendi will be playable via the featured map option, with all other maps being in a separate random map queue. We expect to have Vikendi available as a featured map for 1-2 weeks, but will monitor queue times closely and will return to full random matchmaking earlier if queue times begin to suffer.

OC/LATAM: Vikendi has been added to the random map pool, alongside all other maps.

The PUBG 7.1 patch also brings a new weapon, the Mosin-Nagant, performance and stability improvements, with a reduction of hitching during gameplay, and more. The full patch details can be found on the game's official website.

PUBG is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. The game is also available on iOS and Android as PUBG Mobile.

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