PUBG : Update 9 (July 30th) Console Patch Notes

There are A LOT of updates to PUBG on console so we wanted to give you the cliff notes and what to expect. You can find the link to the official notes along with a summary below on everything new with this 16GB console update.

Detailed Console Update Patch Notes

New Vehicle: BRDM-2

  • BRDM-2 can only be called in as a special Care Package using the Flare Gun on all maps and it replaces the armored UAZ.
  • Over waterways or terrain, this amphibious vehicle increases your options to navigate firefights and the Battlegrounds themselves.
  • Characteristics
    • BRDM-2’s total HP is 2500 and its health is twice as much as UAZ, while its gigantic, sturdy wheels cannot be damaged.
    • Powerful bulletproof vehicle that can reduce incoming damage such as ammunition based assaults as well as grenades and red zone damage.
    • BRDM-2 is an amphibious vehicle that can continue to ground travel on water, but players can’t shoot while on board.
    • It has a capacity of up to four players on board, and Its top water speed is 22km/h and top speed on the road is 102km/h when boosted.
    • Damage modifiers that BRDM-2 receives differ per mode:
      • In SOLO mode, the damage taken is increased by 80%
      • In DUO mode, the damage taken is increased by 40%

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New Weapon: Deagle

  • The Deagle is a handgun that deals the strongest pistol damage with great muzzle velocity and will be spawned on all maps.
  • Deagle can deal 62 damage per shot and take both red-dot and holographic sights, various magazines and a laser sight that improves hip fire accuracy.
  • With greater than average pistol damage and muzzle velocity comes harder to control recoil.
  • Deagle has a single firemode type that uses .45 ACP ammo and the standard magazine fits 7 rounds. (It can be extended to 10 with an extended magazine

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Ledge Grab

Features

  • Ledge grab allows you to take new paths by climbing up the edge of roofs, fences, and obstacles up to 2.5 meters high, and jump from building to building or container to container.
  • Now that players can move to places they weren’t able to reach before, we look forward to seeing gameplay with new strategies climbing to places your opponent won’t be able to anticipate.

How to use

  • You can activate ledge grab by either jumping or vaulting (A (Xbox) / X (PS4)) and then continue to press A (Xbox) / X (PS4) or by pressing A (Xbox) / X (PS4) at the right timing in midair, heading towards the target location.
  • You can cancel the ledge grab while it is activated and fall to the ground by following the same method of cancelling the vaulting/climbing.

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Improved Gas Can

Features

  • Added strategic elements to the Gas Can, an item that used to be seen to have few advantages to loot.
  • As soon as Gas Can explodes, it will deal damage to all players in a radius around it’s location.
  • When the Gas Can is blown up, it deals damage in a radius around it, dealing more damage to those close by
  • Keep in mind that you can hurt both yourself and your teammates if you stand too close to the explosion, so be careful!

How to use 

  • Drop a Gas Can on the ground and damage it with bullets or throwables, which will cause it to explode and deal damage to those close by.
  • Each Gas Can will now display individually in the inventory when players have more than one Gas Can to reduce confusion, as dropping multiple Gas Cans will not multiply the damage.

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Kill Distance Added

  • Kill distance has been added to center-screen kill messages.
  • The distance between you and the enemy you killed will be displayed alongside the standard kill message in the middle of the screen.
    • Kill distance will only be shown you kill enemies from over 100M away.
      • This will appear only when you kill the enemy by yourself.
  • DBNO kill messages remain the same and won’t show kill distance.

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Our Take

We’re big PUBG players here at SG and we are super excited that the team is updating more often and streamlining the game. It’s a very different game from launch and we hope the community continues to support it.

By Seasoned Gaming

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