'PUBG' Test Server Update 10.3 Adds Sound and Reputation Tweaks—Patch Notes

PUBG update 10.3 has made its way to Test Servers on PC, and, while the patch doesn't do too much to change the game that currently exists, there are a few changes that fans might have long-term appreciation for. The Reputation System has been tweaked and old weapon sounds are back. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

PUBG Test Server update 10.2 patch notes

Emote With Your Squad Mates

Ever fantasized about executing a perfectly coordinated emote with your squad? There are certain emotes that can now be used together with your teammates so you can be perfectly NSYNC.

  • Sync-up your emotes with players within a 15 meter radius of your character in game or in the lobby.
    • You can choose to stop emoting at any time, independent of the person who had initiated the emotes.
    • Free-look camera is supported while emoting in TPP only.
  • View each emote and the maximum number of players who can sync-up with you at once under Customization, Emotes, on the main menu.
  • You're unable to use other interactions while emoting, such as vaulting or picking up items.

Weapon Sound Select System

pubg update 10.3 patch notes audio settings
'PUBG' update 10.3 adds an option to use old gun sounds if you prefer those. Read the full patch notes below. 'PUBG' is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4. PUBG Corporation

Listen up because the Weapon Sound Select System is here. Keep it old school with the Legacy sound effects or go new school with the Remastered versions.

Supported Weapons:

  • M249
  • M416
  • Kar98k
  • SKS

Select your preference from the Settings Menu, under the Audio tab.

Karakin's Glow Up

Karakin has received a major lighting tune up raising visibility and enhancing the atmosphere. Other additional improvements have been made to the map to improve playability.

Kicking AFK Players in Training Mode

  • Much like in TDM, players who are AFK in Training Mode will be removed from the session, with a 10-second warning prior to removal.
    • Players will receive a message after being kicked, to let you know why you've been removed.
  • Players who are AFK in Training Mode after queuing for Ranked with our Dual Matchmaking will be removed from the Training Mode session, but remain in their Ranked queue.

Improved Store Experience

We've made a few changes to the store to make in game shopping a more intuitive experience.

  • Improved G-Coin messaging on purchases to ensure players understand the value of their G-Coin purchase.
    • Previously, any bonus G-Coin was bundled into one G-Coin total. Now, bonus G-Coin is also displayed as an independent figure.
  • Added Currency Filter
    • You can sort and browse the items by BP or G-Coin.

Season 10 is Wrapping Up

Haven will only be around until the end of Season 10 so get your close quarters fix while you can!

Survivor Pass Schedule

Survivor Pass: Breakthrough comes to an end on March 24. You still have two weeks from that point to claim all your rewards and access the coupon shop. Although, you'll no longer be able to purchase or use Level-Up Tokens, purchase the Premium Survivor Pass, or complete missions from that date.

  • March 23, 7 p.m. PDT
  • March 24, 11 a.m. KST
  • March 24, 3 a.m. CET

Reputation System Update

The Reputation System introduced is one of our newest features, designed to encourage positive player interactions within the community. We have received lots of player feedback and a common trend we're seeing is that some players feel certain penalties are too harsh.

We heard your concerns and are making the following changes with Update 10.3:

  • Normal Matches: Exiting a match while in the starting area, prior to boarding the plane will NOT negatively impact your reputation.
  • Ranked Matches: You will lose reputation for exiting Ranked Matches, even if exiting while in the starting area prior to the plane leaving. There are some exceptions, which you can read below.
    • You can leave a Ranked Match up to five minutes after (but not before) the plane has taken off without losing reputation, in situations where matchmaking has provided you with a random teammate who has then exited the match.
    • Additionally, the same applies if matchmaking fails to provide you with at least one random teammate after queuing for Ranked Squads.

Performance Enhancements

Here's a rundown of the latest updates we made to improve performance.

  • Improved performance for low core count CPUs.
  • Optimized the pipeline for lighting calculation methods to improve performance.
  • Improved CPU performance by processing both character animation and vehicle physics calculations in parallel.
  • Improved memory optimization of character models through memory cache optimization.
  • Improved memory and processing optimization cost.
  • Optimized CPU/GPU performance with improved character creation/deletion logic.
  • Optimizations have been made so that objects such as furniture and stairs, can be viewed normally while ADS even at medium/long distances.

Items & Skins

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As usual, the 10.3 Test Server update introduces a bevy of skin options to the shop. PUBG Corporation
  • Victory Dance 39
  • Slow-dodge
  • Victory Dance 40
    • Sales Period
      • 2/10 2021 11 a.m. KST – 2/22 2022 11 a.m. KST
      • 2/9 2021 6 p.m. PST – 2/21 2022 6 p.m. PST
      • 2/10 2021 3 a.m. CET – 2/22 2022 3 a.m. CET

Red Hood and Big Bad Skins –February 13, 11 a.m. KST – March 13, 11 a.m. KST

    • Red's Scar
    • Red's Hood
    • Red's Jeans
    • Red's Gloves
    • Red's Boots
    • Big Bad's Hood
    • Big Bad's Jeans
    • Big Bad's Boots
  • Bloodlust Weapon Skins
    • Bloodlust – SKS
    • Bloodlust – Vector
  • Emotes
    • Victory Dance 41
    • Victory Dance 42

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed the issue where sometimes respawns wouldn't work correctly in TDM.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when Racy Reindeer Top and Lv. 2 Vest is equipped at the same time.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when a female character equips Sinister Skull Mask and PGI.S Hood.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when a female character equips Gen.g Jersey and Madsy Utility Belt.
  • Fixed the issue where the female character's hair disappears when wearing Shiba Crew Hood Jersey and a hat.
  • Fixed the clipping issue when Christmas Party Jacket clips with the main weapon.
  • Fixed the issue where reporting a player in Custom Match – Observer didn't function.
  • Fixed an issue where the livestream displays wouldn't function correctly with certain PC configurations.
  • Fixed an issue where the video on livestream displays would stop working correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where when using a controller, the r-stick and d-pad on didn't scroll or change focus when navigating the inventory in certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where certain vehicle parts were sticking out too low onto the ground.


  • Fixed an issue with an out-of-date Key Guide on the loading screen.
  • Fixed the issue where when selecting Emotes in the menu, the wrong sound effect played.
  • Fixed an issue where the size of a character in the PASS 10-2 loading screen was too large.
  • Fixed a translation setting issue for Japanese in the Reputation System.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering didn't work when entering a banned word after pressing [CTRL] + [Backspace] before entering chat.
  • Fixed the issue where other players' reputation levels were not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where the number of daily/weekly missions did not match the actual number of missions.
  • Fixed the issue where the previous season points are incorrectly displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon icon in use was displayed as a steering wheel when the observer is watching a player who is shooting while driving.
  • Fixed the issue where certain nicknames are displayed in the wrong position when the observer zooms in on the map.
  • Fixed the issue where the visible/invisible hat icons in the inventory weren't aligned correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where the Hero section in the News Page wasn't displayed properly under certain conditions.
  • Fixed the issue where the attachment UI disappears when switching back and forth fast between the driver's seat and the passenger seat in a vehicle with the inventory window open.

In the grander scheme of possible PUBG updates, PUBG Test Server update 10.3 is one of the more boring patches we've seen in quite some time. While squad emotes are definitely a nice touch, they're hardly a necessity for a serious tactical experience like the one this game offers. This brings us to the sound adjustments as the next biggest change featured in the download. It's definitely a win for those who find the new gun sounds less satisfying or too loud compared to the old ones, as it offers customization that doesn't really provide a competitive advantage. For longtime players who are more used to listening for specific cues, having the option to swap to old audio can only help.

Moving onward to the Reputation System, we predicted this feature would cause problems when it debuted in update 10.2. Unsurprisingly, its initial implementation launched in a manner that was too heavy-handed, and now update 10.3 has arrived to refine it. Under the new parameters non-ranked matches are less impacted, and ranked players aren't as hurt by those who randomly decide to leave their lobbies. Unfortunately, however, players with low reputations won't have them reset after this patch is installed. As a result, you'll have to grind through matches in the new ruleset in order to improve your standing. While the additions found in PUBG update 10.3 are mostly bland, at least they establish a solid foundation for Season 11 in the coming weeks.

PUBG is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

What do you think of PUBG Test Server update 10.3 so far? Has the Reputation System been fixed? Tell us in the comments section!