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.

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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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    March 26, 2018 10:25 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, PUBG 1.0 Update 8 Introduces Weapons Skins and Region Locking

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      March 26, 2018 10:34 AM

      OooOooOoOoO

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      March 26, 2018 10:42 AM

      "1.0 update 8" that's not how this works.

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        March 26, 2018 10:46 AM

        "That bug doesn't exist anymore."
        "What?"
        "That bug doesn't exist anymore. It was fixed in 1.2.2.1."
        "No it wasn't."
        "Yes it was."
        "No it wasn't. We aren't there yet. Right now, it's only version 1.1.2.1."
        "No, we went to 1.2 a bit ago..."
        "Then we're at 1.2.1.1 and not 1.1.2.1 or 1.2.2.1..."

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      March 26, 2018 10:47 AM

      They finally caved, lol. And more crates and skins woooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        March 26, 2018 10:52 AM

        I WANT TO BE THE PRETTIEST BOY ON THE ISLAND OF DEATH

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      March 26, 2018 1:56 PM

      Weapon skins are a terrible thing.

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        March 26, 2018 5:01 PM

        unless people are buying them from me for steambuxx

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      March 26, 2018 3:29 PM

      Hopefully they only region lock China, otherwise I won't be able to play with other Shackers.

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        March 26, 2018 3:38 PM

        You aren't region locked if you're in a squad with people from other regions.

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      March 26, 2018 4:57 PM

      REGION LOCKING???

      FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

      Goodbye China. Eat penii.

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        March 26, 2018 5:03 PM

        man, just when we got emotes for proper translanguage communication. The last time I wound up on a Chinese team we honest to god communicated with dry fires and melee attacks