PUBG 1.0 Update 8 Introduces Weapons Skins and Region Locking

And thousands of whiny forum boys rejoiced at the thought of never having to share a server with the Chinese.


PUBG developer Bluehole continues to improve and refine the player experience and the newest update is no exception. Hot off the new map reveal at GDC, today’s news is that the team is now experimenting with regional locks on matchmaking, one of the most sought after features of the PUBG community. In addition to the region locks, this new update introduces a couple of new crates. These crates will contain the first wave of cosmetic gun skins for PUBG.

Since the game launched, PUBG has used a ping-based matchmaking system to group players into matches for the smoothest gameplay experience. While this system can often work as a soft region lock, it does not keep territories separate. A sizeable contingent of North American and European players have expressed frustration at being paired with Chinese players, for various reasons (and not all of them racist). This region locking update could possibly improve the PUBG experience and help with the language barrier that sometimes hinders public matchmaking.

This update introduces two new crates, “Triumph” and “Raider”. Each of these crates contain a number of cosmetic weapon skins. The “triumph” crate will require the purchase of a key to open, while the “Raider” crate will be free to open. Bluehole has also published the drop rates for the crates and skins contained within. Along with the introduction of weapons skins comes a new firearm customization menu. You can find the full patch notes here.

This new update will be playable on the PUBG PC test servers soon. You can get the details on installing the test server here. Bluehole noted that a release date for this update on the live servers will be coming soon.

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