PUBG PC Patch 18 Adds Much-Requested Custom Matches, A New Weapon and Vehicle for Sanhok

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Jul 17, 2018
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has deployed its latest patch to test servers, and it’s a big one!  PC 1.0 Update 18’s most significant bullet point is the long-awaiting and much-demanded addition of custom matches. Now players can select one of several different modes (Normal, Zombie, War, or Esports) and tinker with a variety of presets before inviting friends or the general public to play. Custom matches are currently free, although PUBG Corp. has  hinted they may charge for the feature in the future.

In addition to custom matches, PUBG is rolling out a new Sanhok-map-exclusive weapon and vehicle, and, of course, the usual array of bug fixes. Check out the full PC Update 18 notes, below:

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New Weapon: QBU (Sanhok Exclusive)

  • The QBU is a new 5.56mm DMR coming exclusively to Sanhok. It features a bipod, which will greatly reduce recoil when shooting from prone status. The QBU replaces the Mini14 on Sanhok.
  • The QBU is a new, Sanhok-exclusive DMR with a standard magazine of 10 rounds of 5.56mm ammo, which can be increased to 20 with an extended magazine.
  • There is bipod attached to QBU—it will greatly reduce recoil when you shoot while prone.
  • The QBU replaces the Mini 14 on Sanhok.

New Vehicle: Rony (Sanhok Exclusive)

  • The Rony is a new pickup truck that can only be found on Sanhok. This truck holds up to 4 passengers and excels at moving across Sanhok’s hilly landscapes. The Rony is one of the larger vehicles on…
  • The Rony is a new pickup truck that can only be found on Sanhok (from the automaker that brought you the Mirado)!
  • This truck holds up to 4 passengers and excels at moving across Sanhok’s hilly landscapes.
  • The Rony is one of the larger vehicles on Sanhok, so it can be used for cover as well as transportation!

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Custom Match

Custom match UI has been updated and custom match creation is available for all player, in open beta on our test servers. Our plan is to expand this test to live servers, once the system is proven to be stable.

Custom match list can now be viewed after selecting custom match game mode.

  • Normal mode: Classic battle royale rules—be the last person (or team) standing
  • Zombie mode: Play as either humans or zombies. Only one faction can win.
  • War mode: Team deathmatch with respawns. The team with the most points (kills and knocks) wins.
  • eSports mode: PGI 2018 eSports rule will be applied

After selecting your preferred game mode, custom matches can now be created using presets. Each game mode currently has one default preset available. Additional presets which will allow you to easily enjoy other game modes will be added in the future.

  • After creating the match, the settings can be adjusted using the options in the BASIC, RULES, and SPAWNS menus.
  • BASIC: Set session name, game mode, password, server region, map, weather, etc.
  • RULES: Set number of players, team size, gameplay, Blue Zone settings.
  • SPAWN: Set the types of weapons available and spawn rates.

Things to keep in mind when creating custom matches:

  • The number of total created custom games at once are limited.
  • At least 2 players are required to start the match.
  • You can keep the game in a waiting room for up to two hours

Custom game spectating feature has been disabled temporarily. This feature will be reopened after maintenance work.

UI / UX

  • In Options > Control tab, now gamepad related options will only be displayed when the gamepad is connected

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where, when dragging items from a loot crate or the field, players couldn’t acquire items because the item amounts were automatically divided
  • Fixed an issue where, when the backpack was full, players couldn’t throw away extended mags
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would rotate 180 degrees upon death, making it difficult to understand which direction you were killed from.
  • Fixed an issue allowing players to see through some buildings on Sanhok
  • The crossbow zeroing will always remain at 25m even with a scope attached.

PUBG PC Update 18 is available on test servers right now. You can expect the patch to roll out to all players within the coming weeks.

PUBG is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and mobile, although the latter two versions are on a different update schedule.

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