'PUBG Mobile' Update 0.16.5 Adds Season 11 Royale Pass & Domination - Patch Notes

PUBG Mobile update 0.16.5 is about to go live, and we've got some advance patch notes to get you stoked for what's to come. Season 11 is here alongside a new Royale Pass, Domination game mode, Light Snowmobile vehicle and more. Read the patch notes courtesy of a PUBG Corp press release.

PUBG Mobile update 0.16.5 Patch Notes

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'PUBG Mobile' update 0.16.5 adds the Season 11 Royale Pass and Domination game mode. Read the patch notes below. 'PUBG Mobile' is available now on Android and iOS. PUBG Corporation

What's New

  • Royale Pass Season 11: Operation Tomorrow!
  • New TDM Arena map
  • New Domination mode

Update to the new version between January 9th and 15th to get:

  • 20 Silver
  • 2,000 BP
  • 1 Blue Glider Trail
  • Classic mode - New Vehicle: Light Snowmobile

A Light Snowmobile has been added. This vehicle only spawns in Vikendi and is the perfect ride for two. It is faster and moves more efficiently than the Snowmobile, but is also more easily damaged. The 2-seater motorcycle will no longer spawn in Vikendi after the Snowbike is added to the map.

  1. Classic mode - Season Recap:

After the new season starts, players will be able to view their statistics from the previous season in the Season Recap page. Players will be given a title that matches their play style and a grade based on all their data from Classic mode.

They will be able to see their highlights and their teammates from the previous season. They can also generate an exclusive page with a bust-up portrait of themselves that can be shared with their friends!

  1. Arena - New Domination map: Town

An expansive, realistic map with abundant terrain that gives players an immersive experience!

Domination mode splits players into 2 teams of 4. The map has 3 bases, and the first team to capture 2 bases wins. One random base will be activated soon after the match begins, and the next base will be activated after the first base is captured.

Super Weapon Crates can be activated in Domination mode for a massive boost (only available in Domination: Town).

Arena - Arena Training Map Returns: Warehouse

The original version of the Warehouse map has been restored and converted into the Arena Training map for players to practice their shooting skills.

In the Arena Training map, players can pick up and use any weapon from the ground instead of using the weapons in their loadouts. Players will still use the weapons in their loadouts in other Arena maps.

The other rules of the Arena Training map will still apply and Evo EXP will be given out after the results are tallied.

Arena - Firearm balancing:

Adjusted Groza's single-shot damage in Team Arena from 48 to 45. Other modes will not be affected.

Royale Pass Season 11: Operation Tomorrow

More missions, more new rewards, and more high-quality futuristic outfits to wow everyone!

  1. Added multi-option missions that support more mission objectives in Team Arena or Payload mode, etc. Complete the objectives in any mode to collect the rewards for this mission.
  2. Improved the mission guide and display. The lobby mission guide system now supports RP missions. Weekly missions can also be grouped together and displayed by type to make it easier to track the mission progress.
  3. Improved the rank reward display. Preview will now show the item equipped on a character, and some items will be shown while zoomed in.

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Users who have had their accounts banned can go to the Security Zone from the popup that is displayed when they are prohibited from entering the game to find out why their accounts were banned.

Map download

  • Improved the status of the download button for updates in map/mode pages.

These patch notes, of course, are just the beginning with regard to the potential changes PUBG Mobile update 0.16.5 brings. There are likely a multitude of bug fixes and balance adjustments to help smooth out the minor frustrations experienced by players, but the nature of these adjustments is not specifically detailed.

Aside from a presumed wide assortment of bug fixes, however, PUBG Mobile update 0.16.5 continues to demonstrate just how different PUBG's small-screen offering has become from its PC and console counterparts. With the addition of new modes like 4v4 Domination and Zombies, one almost starts to forget the 100-player battle royale concept that made the PUBG brand so popular to begin with. That being said, smaller lobbies and shorter play sessions make sense for mobile play, which makes these decisions more sensible. Smaller lobbies are also much easier to fill during times when player counts may be low. Even if it's far from true battle royale, PUBG Mobile update 0.16.5 still brings a lot to the game.

PUBG Mobile is available now on Android and iOS.

What are your thoughts on Domination coming to PUBG Mobile? Are you excited for the Season 11 Royale Pass? Tell us in the comments section!