Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG Update #30 - Now Live!

Update #30 is now available on live servers.

Now on live servers, Update #30 is dropping a lot of new content and updates onto the Battlegrounds. From a new weapon to an ambitiously amphibious way to traverse the map, this update most certainly has something explosive enough to blow everyone’s minds. 

To get a visual rundown of everything important coming in the patch, check out our patch report here:

Be sure to watch out for the new .45 calibre Deagle when you come upon it, as the high damagecannonhandgun can crack a level 3 helmet in two headshots. That is, if you’re able to control the recoil enough to land your shots. We’re also dropping a new, heavily armored assault vehicle in the BRDM-2 to win chicken dinners on land and sea. But what about the air? The new ledge grab feature will help you there, as you can now jump, climb and vertically navigate the Battlegrounds in ways you couldn’t before. 


Communications between squad mates just got way easier with the introduction of Radio Messages, short burst on-screen text that allows players to call out items and audibles throughout the match. You can learn more about Radio Messages, our latest weapon and vehicle, bug fixes and much more in the completepatch notes here.[]


Our next Survivor Pass is right around the corner, but until it kicks off, be sure to earn BP through the Survival Rewards System to get cool loot. So drop in, loot yourself a Deagle and blast your way to a chicken dinner.

PUBG Update #29 - Now Live!

Update #29 is now available on live servers.

Patch #29 is live and with it comes our 2nd Vikendi loot rebalance, new spawn kit options when creating Custom Matches and a brand new Tactical Map Marker system for communicating with your duo partner or squadmates. For a brief overview on this update’s highlights you can watch the Patch Report here:

In this update, Vikendi was balanced to be friendlier to mid & long range firefights with increased ARs, SRs, and DMRs, plus the addition of the MK47 Mutant for that extra burst of firepower.


For more details on what was tweaked, fixed and upgraded, read ourdetailed Patch Update #29 Notes.


In addition to the changes to the game, a new round of Broadcaster Royale skins are available for purchase. You can see all of the latest Broadcaster Royale skinshere.


The season is almost over for Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card. You’ve only got a few short weeks left to complete missions and earn those glorious rewards. Once it wraps on June 5th, you’ll be able to review your progress and completions on an updated interface. You’ll also be able to claim any earned XP from completed missions until June 26th.


The clock is ticking, so drop into Vikendi, kit up your rifle and finish closing out those mission objectives. We’ll see you on the Battlegrounds.

PUBG Update 29 - Patch Notes

Hi everyone,

This update has a lot of exciting additions and balances. Tactical Map Markers have been added for better communication between Squad and Duo teams. We’ve added more spawn kit options in Custom Matches and Camp Jackal as a playable map in War Mode: Conquest. Our largest focus in this patch was rebalancing aspects of Vikendi. Following feedback on our first round of Vikendi rebalancing, we have tweaked the spawn rates to better equip players for long range fights.

In addition to info on the updates, with Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card winding down we’ve got details on how long you have to collect your XP and rewards, so definitely jump in there for the last few weeks and complete as many missions as you can.

We’ve got several new UI improvements and general Quality of Life improvements across the game. You can get all the details on the changes and additions made in #Update 29 below.

Limited Time Broadcaster Royale Twitch Streamer Skins: Group 6

Group 6 of theTwitch[]streamer skins are here, featuring two of the most demanded personalities to ever join the Battle Royale, chocoTaco and WackyJacky101!


Because you demanded it, this group of items includes the first ever Broadcaster Royale Parachute skin for chocoTaco!

Skins are available for between $2.99-$9.99 each and can be purchased until May 14th, 2019 PST before the server maintenance starts. through the game client. Each sale directly benefits the Twitch streamer, so pick up your favorite skins and support them in-game and out!

This group’s streamers:



Viewers looking to support their favorite streamers can click the #BroadcasterRoyale menu in the in-game store to purchase and see all streamer items available.

Update #28 - Now Live!

Update #28 is now available on live servers.

Update #28 brings weapon progression to PUBG in the form of Weapon Mastery, a new batch of Broadcaster Royale skins and the awaited loot increase we promised on Erangel.

You can get all of the details on Weapon Mastery in our recent Dev Letter,Introducing: Weapon Mastery[].


Watch the Patch Report to see an overview of the changes that came in this update:


For more information on what was fixed, tweaked and added, read our detailedPatch Update #28 Notes[].


Patch #28 debuts Weapon Mastery to the world. Get complete stats and cool charms for your entire arsenal as you build up your skill level on each of PUBG’s signature guns. You’ll want to dive into Weapon Mastery here to discover all of the ways you can earn medals, charms and, of course, bragging rights.


The much demanded chocoTaco skins are now available as part of Broadcaster Royale Group 6. SHROUD, WackJacky and more also debut new items and cosmetics so you can drop onto the Battlegrounds in style. Read about all of the new Broadcast Royale lookshere[].


As promised as part of the rebalance of Erangel, there is now a lot more to be looted on the original Battlegrounds map. Jump into the game now to find your gun, gear and your next target.

We can't wait to hear your feedback! Enjoy the update.

- The PUBG Team

PUBG Update #28 - Patch Notes

Update #28 is now available on the PUBG: Test Server and is scheduled to hit live servers very soon. As always, we’ll keep you updated and announce when it goes to Live!

PUBG’s latest update introduces our brand new feature Weapon Mastery! Weapon Mastery is a progression system that allows players to earn free rewards as they level up their gunplay skills. As part of Weapon Mastery we are also debuting Medals for players who perform awesome feats during their matches.

In addition to our latest feature, we’ve taken your feedback from our first round of Erangel loot rebalances and made adjustments. Speaking of adjustments, based on player feedback we have reduced the difficulty on a number of missions for Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card, including the elimination of a few missions deemed too difficult to complete.

There are a number of updates to how you can interact with items in the store, interface improvements for squads and over two dozen bug fixes.

Read on for more details on all of the changes and improvements.

New Feature: Weapon Mastery

Weapon Mastery has been added, a new feature that allows players to check their gun stats and earn rewards based on their skills!

  • New Progression System
    • Weapon Mastery is a new progression system where players can increase levels by gaining weapon XP based on players’ weapon use.
    • It operates all the time without being affected by seasons.
    • Weapon Mastery offers 100 levels for players to achieve per weapon.
    • In the lobby, players can check their weapon use information, last match results, and the rewards they acquired thus far through the newly created Mastery tab.
  • Weapon Mastery Rewards
    • There are three types of Weapon Mastery rewards. These rewards can only be acquired through Mastery achievement.
      • Charms
      • Charms are accessories that can be equipped to weapons.
      • New charm can achieved at every five levels of progression per weapon.
      • Charms can be used with any weapon skins.
        • Acquired charms can be equipped/unlocked in the rewards page. Equipped charms can be seen in-game.
      • Charms cannot be traded, sold, or exchanged for BP.
    • Medals
      • Medals highlight awesome accomplishments players perform with their weapons.
      • Each medal can be earned multiple times. There is even a counter that tracks how many medals have been achieved.
    • Tier Emblems
      • Players can earn emblems equivalent to their level brackets achieved per each weapon.
      • Up to 10 tiers can be achieved.
  • How to earn Weapon XP
    • Weapon XP for is earned when one or more of the following elements is satisfied during a match.
      • Damage
      • Headshots
      • Defeats
        • Defeats is a new term used for tracking actions that includes knockdowns, killing the last member of a team and killing solo players.
        • You can acquire extra weapon XP based on distance of defeats.
      • When earning Weapon XP, the amount received will increase based on how long you survived.
    • Defeats follow the existing judgment rules for DBNO/Kills currently used in the game.
      • Additional information:
      • Weapon Mastery does not count friendly fire/team damage.
      • Weapon Mastery does not count downs caused by road kills or environmental factors (blue zone, red zone, fall damage, or drowning).
      • Weapon Mastery does not count throwables or melee damage.
      • *Total defeats for each weapon can be found on the Weapons tab under Mastery.
    • There is a maximum limit on each weapon that can be getting weapon XP.

PUBG Introducing: Weapon Mastery

Late last year, PUBG Corporation formed a new Mastery initiative dedicated to improving and evolving how progression works on the Battlegrounds. Since then, we’ve been heads down working to establish a cohesive progression system that feels true to the PUBG experience and rewarding to you, the players. After months of planning and development, we’re stoked to finally reveal our first class of progression: Weapon Mastery.

Support PUBG’s Top Pros at the FACEIT Global Summit with In-Game Items

The world’s best PUBG teams threw smoke and fragged out for weeks to earn their tickets to London, setting up theFACEIT Global Summit[]to be the most competitive tournament yet in PUBG Esports. With the field of 24 teams coming into focus, serious PUBG esports fans can show their appreciation for their favorite players and teams by picking up some of the exclusive FACEIT Global Summit items now available in PUBG.


The FACEIT Global Summit is the first PUBG Classic of the 2019 season and that means 25% of the proceeds from FACEIT Global Summit items will go to the competing teams. The teams at the FGS represent the best of the best and their pursuit of Chicken Dinners promises to be a turning point in PUBG Esports. Fans are grabbing their piece of PUBG Esports history when they pick up FACEIT Global Summit items and the pros get tangible recognition for the work they put in to get to London.

The camouflage hoodie and mask both come with the official FACEIT Global Summit logo and are available starting today from the in-game store. The event begins April 16 PDT but the champion, andwild card slots[]at the PUBG Global Championship, will be decided on April 21 PDT. Fans can purchase the FACEIT Global Summit mask and hoodie until before the live server maintenance starts on April 23 PDT.


Check out the FACEIT Global Summit Skins trailer below.

Dev Letter: Rustle/Rattle Sounds Improvement

Among the updates to gameplay balance we released in the latest patch (Patch 27), we made an improvement to the sounds generated by a character's movement, which is a critical sound for gameplay. To provide detailed information on the Rustle/Rattle changes, we would like to explain the changes thoroughly and give some before and after examples.

Previous Character Movement Sounds

In order to continually improve realistic elements in PUBG, our DEV teams recently turned their focus to the sounds that are generated from character movement. Previously, when a character was sprinting at full speed, using the shift key, the character emitted a fixed amount of Rustle/Rattle sounds. The video below gives a good example of this.<Previous movement sounds while running with and without equipment>

As you can see from the video above, the character was still emitting rustling sounds in the early game, even before acquiring any equipment. There were cases where rustling sounds were not being emitted when walking and walking slowly.

Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card is now available!

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our third Survivor Pass, Wild Card!

Survivor Pass: Wild Card offers a mixture of great new cosmetic items with a spy film theme, allowing players to drop into their favorite map dressed to kill!

Wild Card works in much the same way as our previous Survivor Passes, with the main pass allowing everyone to earn rewards for free. Players who want access to more rewards, including several great new cosmetic pieces, can purchase the Premium Survivor Pass for $9.99. Doing so immediately earns you the Floral Bomber Jacket item and gives you access to some additional rewards for completing premium missions.

Players have 10 weeks to complete as much of their pass as they can, earning rewards and coupons as they achieve new levels. You will earn either a Blue, Yellow, or White coupon with each level up, which can be exchanged for random crate keys in the Coupon Shop. For those who wish to skip ahead or supplement their current level, level packs are available for purchase once again, immediately granting you the rewards from those levels.

In addition to what we’ve done previously with Survivor Passes, we’ve adjusted the difficulty of missions overall, and have added a new series of challenge missions that revolve around your skills with certain weapons. Completing these missions will unlock a special skin for that weapon, so be sure to complete these if you’re looking for a stylish new way to show off your Tommy Gun, Beryl M762, S686, UMP45, or M16A4 skills!

Survivor Pass: Wild Card is available now and runs until 7pm PDT on June 4th. Complete your missions, earn XP, and dress to kill!

Update #27 - Now Live

PUBG's latest content release, Update #27, is now available on live servers and we're excited to announce with it the launch of our third Survivor Pass, Wild Card! Read all about it here.

Check out the patch report below for a rundown of what to expect in this update!


To see all the changes included in this update in detail, head over to our patch notes.

This update brings the brand new Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card! With up to 60 rewards available. In celebration of the PUBG 2 year anniversary, we’ve also be added a free 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CAP to the store.

Survival Title System Season 3 has also now been launched! Survival Points from Season 2 have been soft-reset, meaning you don’t have to start completely from scratch. Players who reached the threshold to claim season rewards will receive them soon.

Major changes have been made to the Flare Gun, including quality of life improvements. We’ve added the new MP5K SMG to Vikendi, bumped up the loot on Erangel, made lots of changes to weapon balance, including making the M16A4 stronger, and also reduced aim punch.

Dev Letter: Patch 27 Gameplay Balance

We recently released Update #27 on the Test Server, which included lots of changes, including the new MP5K SMG, Survivor Pass 3, and changes to the Survival Title System for season 3. In addition to these, we made quite a few changes to gameplay balance and wanted to go a little more in depth on our thought process behind those in this Dev Letter.

Update #27 is the first major balance patch of 2019. We introduce balance patches such as these to keep the game evolving and prevent gameplay from becoming stale. Our goal is to release a pretty major balance patch roughly once per quarter, to provide a more diverse PUBG experience and keep the game evolving and feeling fresh.

Changes to Bonus/Gift Code Policy

PUBG has been generating various codes for cosmetics items since March of 2017 and over 5 million item codes have been distributed globally through events and promotions.

Distributed codes have historically had no expiration date, which has lead to cases of codes not being used for their intended purpose, or otherwise being exploited/abused. Therefore, in the coming weeks, we will be deactivating certain existing item codes to prevent further abuse and facilitate a healthy item economy. 

These changes will also allow us to continue offering players opportunities to obtain item codes through events and promotions well into the future.

PUBG 2nd Anniversary Letter

On March 23, PUBG celebrates its two-year anniversary since releasing to the public, and what an amazing two years it has been! We’ve witnessed a gaming revolution with the birth of the Battle Royale genre, grew and learned together through beta and early access, and watched our game rise from a small title developed by an even smaller team to one of the most played games in the world. We’ve chosen this day as our overall PUBG anniversary for all platforms, as we felt it best reflects our game’s humble beginnings.

Reflecting on 2018 specifically, we began to tackle some of the issues that came with the lessons we’ve learned as a company, releasing several quality of life improvements and recommitting to higher quality, more stable builds. 2018 also saw the launch of our Training Mode and two brand new maps, the small but savage island map of Sanhok and the beautiful icy landscapes of Vikendi. Lastly, we brought the high intensity PUBG experience to our fans on console with official releases on both XBOX and PlayStation.

Last year also saw the growth of competitive PUBG with our PGI tournament in Berlin, the continuation of Broadcaster Royale tournaments alongside Twitch, and the organization of multiple PUBG pro esports leagues all across the world.

We’re extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished in 2018 and could not have achieved any of it without your love and support. As our thanks to you and to commemorate our second anniversary, a special anniversary item will be available in-game for free from 3/27 - 4/24 KST on PC and 4/9 - 5/7 on Console. To claim it, visit the in-game store and “purchase” the free item on PC or simply login during the event dates on Console.

But just because we’re celebrating how far we’ve come doesn’t mean we’re not aware of what we still need to accomplish. We’re currently deep into planning improvements to our first map, Erangel. The first changes in this process, increasing and improving loot, have already deployed to test servers, where we welcome your feedback.

We can never properly thank you for your unparalleled support, but on a day such as this, we are happy, we are humbled, and we are more dedicated than ever to making PUBG the best game it can possibly be.

Before we go, we want to leave you with a special message from CH Kim, the CEO of PUBG Corporation.


Happy Anniversary and we’ll see you on the Battlegrounds!

PUBG Update #27 - Test Server Update

Update #27 is now on the PUBG: Test Server and is scheduled to hit Live Servers next week. We’ll keep you updated and make an announcement once it’s live!

First off, this update brings the brand new Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card! With up to 60 rewards available. In celebration of the PUBG 2 year anniversary, we’ll also be adding a free 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CAP to the store. Lots of changes included in this update, many of which were thanks in huge part to great player feedback.

Major changes have been made to the Flare Gun, including quality of life improvements. We’ve added the new MP5K SMG to Vikendi, bumped up the loot on Erangel, made lots of changes to weapon balance, including making the M16A4 stronger, and also reduced aim punch. We haven’t forgotten bug fixes and we’ve got plenty listed below!

Dev Letter: Erangel Loot Rebalance

Two years ago, we introduced the world to Erangel, the first map released for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and for many, their first ever Battle Royale map experience. Since then we’ve continued to evolve our game and release new maps, leaving Erangel stuck somewhere between the core PUBG experience and slightly outdated. Knowing this, we have been continuously collecting and analyzing your feedback, especially when it comes to loot and spawn rate issues. After serious consideration of all these factors, we have made the decision to remaster Erangel. We understand this task will be challenging. To somehow bring Erangel to the visual and tactical fidelity of more recent maps, while keeping the magic and nostalgia that made Erangel and PUBG popular in the first place will be no easy task. That’s exactly why we want to improve and test it alongside our players.

A project like this requires an immense amount of effort and will be completed in phases that will take place over several months. During the project, we will be releasing sections of the overall remaster for testing and feedback as we complete and apply the changes. For the first step in such a huge change, we will first be adjusting the loot and spawn rates of Erangel, which we plan to apply to the test server tomorrow. Today, we would like to share the direction and the intention of these changes to loot.

PUBG Player Care Package Test

A while back, we launched the Player Care Package as a way to distribute rewards for completing missions and logging in during special events. Unfortunately, the system had some issues that led to its temporary removal. 

We've been hard at work updating it and we're now ready to run a stability test with the latest version. Starting March 14, players who login to the game will receive temporary items through the Player Care Package to stress test the updated system. Please see below for full specifics.

Thank you in advance and as always, your testing and feedback will be valuable in helping us make necessary improvements for the future return of this feature.

Test Schedule:

  • Start: Mar 14 3am PDT / Mar 14 11am CET / Mar 14 7pm KST
  • End: Mar 15 3am PDT / Mar 15 11am CET / Mar 15 7pm KST

Everything You Need To Know About PUBG Europe League

For PUBG esports fans, PUBG Europe League (PEL) is shaping up to be one of the marquee competitions of 2019. Before the first phase kicks off on March 21st, here’s everything you need to know about PEL.

PUBG Update #26 - Now Live!

PUBG's latest content release, Update #26, is now available on live servers.

You can take a look at some of what Update #26 has to offer in the Patch Report Video below. For full patch notes,check out this link.

This update features two new vehicles for Vikendi, the Zima and Snowbike, improved Replay Editor functionality, and of course - the long awaited return of the Flare Gun, which will now spawn on all maps as rare loot.

There's also a number of smaller system and UI updates, rich presence support for Steam and Discord, along with a handful of bug fixes.

Survivor Pass: Vikendi has now come to a close, but you've still got two weeks to claim any unclaimed rewards earned during the pass!

Jump in, try all the new changes and please share your feedback.

- The PUBG Team

PUBG A Letter from the Anti-Cheat Team

As part of our commitment to keep you posted on our anti-cheat solutions, we wanted to give you a quick update on what we've been doing the last few months. There’s a lot in the works on the anti-cheat front and while we can’t get into specifics on everything, as doing so could actually harm progress, we wanted to go over a few categories to show where we’re at and where we intend to go.

  • Reinforcement of Technical Measures
  • Improvement of Anti-cheat Solutions
  • Unauthorized Program Detection Improvements
  • Addressing Vulnerabilities in the Steam System
  • Increased Legal Action