'PUBG Mobile' Update 0.10.0 Adds Vikendi Snow Map & Treasure - Patch Notes

PUBG Mobile update 0.10.0 is available now with hooks for the Vikendi snow map, as well as loot-based features like Lucky Treasure. While Vikendi technically won't be live until later in the week, this 1.6 GB download prepares players with all the content they'll need to drop in as soon as it launches. The official patch notes are below.

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 Patch Notes

PUBG Mobile Vikendi update
Vikendi comes to 'PUBG Mobile' later this week. Tencent/PUBG Corporation
  • Vikendi, a 6km x 6km snow map, is coming! It will be available for download at 7 p.m. EST on Dec. 19 and available for matchmaking 24 hours later. We recommend downloading the map first.
  • New weather added: Snow
  • Vikendi-exclusive vehicle: Snowmobile
  • Snowball Fight added to Vikendi's Spawn Island.
  • Added a Snow theme to the main menu. Collect bells from all Classic mode matches and exchange them for rewards at the event center!
  • Added Arabic support.
  • Added cross-server matchmaking. After enabling, players have a chance to be matched to players of the same tier on other servers.
  • Players that repeatedly exiting matches right after starting will now be banned from finding matches for a period of time.
  • Players may now report suspicious behavior while spectating after dying.
  • Added a layout for players with large hands.
  • Added tags to items with quality, categories and background information.
  • Added a display for Crew Challenge winners on Erangel's Spawn Island. Season 1's winning teams will appear on the Spawn Island of their respective server and modes. Season 2 registration starts at 7 p.m. EST on Dec. 17
  • Players' best results in Crew Challenge will now be shown on their Crew pages and can be shared with other players.
  • Players now can collect all daily mission awards at once.
  • New commands added to Quick Chat.
  • Added Firearms Finish Upgrade System, where players can use materials at the Lab to upgrade certain weapon finishes to get additional kill effects, unique kill broadcasts, and death crate appearances.
  • Added Lucky Treasure, a feature that gives players a chance to get upgradable weapon finish Glacier M416 when they finish daily missions.
  • Added Season spending rewards. Spend different amounts to get excellent rewards and steep discounts on firearm finishes.
  • Added a feature in the backpack to show sources of unobtained items when tapped.

Other Improvements

  • Players now do not need to select a second language for matchmaking and chat.
  • Chat system now takes up less memory and stores more messages.
  • Shop's front page has been tuned to emphasize themes of each major update.

While most of the exciting features for PUBG Mobile update 0.10 are still a few days out, it's a smart idea for the game's developers at Tencent to deploy the files early so servers don't crash on Wednesday night. Especially considering the download size is fairly large this time around, it makes sense to give players ample opportunity to prepare for launch.

Early impressions of the PC version of Vikendi have been almost unanimously positive. Its larger playing field and snowy environment effectively build the unique brand of tension PUBG is known for, but the area is still small enough for action to feel somewhat constant. Especially when you add in the new vehicle, getting around Vikendi couldn't be more fun. One curious omission, though, is the G36C rifle currently being tested on Steam. The gun is exclusive to Vikendi on other platforms, but that doesn't seem to be the case on mobile.

As for the other features, there's nothing else here that drastically alters the experience you already know. While it'll be cool for squads to possibly see their names in the Crew Challenge display on Erangel, it's little more than lip service. The same goes for Lucky Treasure, which presumably has pretty slim odds to actually earn its advertised reward. The snow map is the main draw here, and unfortunately you'll have to wait to play it.

PUBG Mobile is available now on Android and iOS.

What are your thoughts on PUBG Mobile update 0.10.0 so far? Will you be playing Vikendi as soon as it goes live? Tell us in the comments section!