Krafton updates PUBG: New State as it crosses 45 million downloads

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Krafton has revealed PUBG: New State’s first major post-launch update as the game surpasses more than 45 million downloads globally. Survivor pass volume 2 is now available and allows players to unlock a variety of new in-game rewards. Additionally, new vehicles, a new weapon, gun customization options and more have been added to the new free-to-play next-generation mobile battle royale game from PUBG Studios.

This first major update for PUBG: New State is playable now for Android and iOS users. To celebrate the winter holiday season, a new lobby theme has been introduced. A series of in-game events will be available throughout the season, including weekend play events and the “Winter Festival Challenge” where players can earn “Crimson Snowflake – M416″ weapon skin.

The PUBG: New State features include:

The Survivor Pass is based on the in-game character Bell, who is part of the Dream Runners Faction. Players will be able to complete a variety of “story missions” to earn all of Bella’s costumes. In addition, players can upgrade to a Premium Pass to earn additional vehicles skins and characters costumes as well as earn back 1,500 NC upon reaching Level 48 of the pass.

Two new vehicles are coming to the game, including the Electron, an electric six-seater minibus that offers increased durability relative to other vehicles in-game. The Mesta, a two-seater classic sports car, is also coming to the game and offers quick acceleration and hits high speeds. The Electron is available on Troi and Training Ground while the Mesta is available on Troi, Erangel and Training Ground. 

With this new update, players are able to obtain the L85A3, a new assault rifle with low recoil. While its fire rate is lower than others in the game, the L85A3 offers the highest damage output of all the game’s assault rifles that uses 5.56m ammo, making it a great choice to engage enemies at mid-to-long ranges. 

New customization options are added for the M416, SLR and L85A3 weapons. Players now have the option to add a Long Barrel to the M416 to increase damage at the cost of increased vertical recoil. The SLR will be able to be equipped with a 5.56mm Barrel to increase firing accuracy at the expense of decreased damage. Players will also be able to equip the new L85A3 assault rifle with a Vertical Foregrip Bipod, which will reduce vertical recoil, and while crouched or prone, will offer more controlled recoil. However, the L85A3’s ADS speed will be reduced when using the Vertical Foregrip Bipod.

To promote positive play, a new Merit Point System is introduced. If players are reported for negative behaviors like team kills, for example, they will lose Merit Points. If their Merit Points fall below a specific threshold, they will not be able to play Squad Mode until they increase their total Merit Points over time through Solo play.

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