'PUBG' Test Server Update 30 Adds Deagle & Ledge Grab - Patch Notes

PUBG Update 30 has landed on Test Servers, offering one of the biggest feature-based and gameplay overhauls in quite some time. Blast through enemies with the strength of the Deagle, grab ledges and then master terrain with the BRDM-2. The patch notes arrive courtesy of a blog post from PUBG Corp.

PUBG Test Server Update 30 Patch Notes

New Vehicle BRDM-2

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'PUBG' update 30 has landed on Test Servers. This is the BRDM-2 that replaces Care Package UAZs. 'PUBG' is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and mobile. PuBG Corporation
  • BRDM-2 can only be called in as a special Care Package using the Flare Gun on all maps and it replaces the armored UAZ.
  • Over waterways or terrain, this amphibious vehicle increases your options to navigate firefights and the Battlegrounds themselves.
  • Characteristics
    • BRDM-2's total HP is 2,500 and its health is twice as much as UAZ, while its gigantic, sturdy wheels cannot be damaged.
    • Powerful bulletproof vehicle that can reduce incoming damage such as ammunition based assaults as well as grenades and red zone damage.
    • BRDM-2 is an amphibious vehicle that can continue to ground travel on water, but players can't shoot while on board.
    • It has a capacity of up to four players on board, and Its top water speed is 22km/h and top speed on the road is 102km/h when boosted.

New Weapon Deagle

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The Deagle iw now 'PUBG's strongest handgun. PuBG Corporation
  • The Deagle is a handgun that deals the strongest pistol damage with great muzzle velocity and will be spawned on all maps.
  • Deagle can deal 62 damage per shot and take both red-dot and holographic sights, various magazines and a laser pointer that improves hip fire accuracy.
  • With greater than average pistol damage and muzzle velocity comes harder to control recoil.
  • Deagle has a single firemode type that uses .45 ACP ammo and the standard magazine fits 7 rounds. (It can be extended to 10 with an extended magazine)

Ledge Grab

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Grabbing ledges in 'PUBG' opens up a wide range of tactical possibilities. PuBG Corporation

Features

  • Ledge grab allows you to take new paths by climbing up the edge of roofs, fences, and obstacles up to 2.5 meters high, and jump from building to building or container to container.
  • Now that players can move to places they weren't able to reach before, we look forward to seeing gameplay with new strategies climbing to places your opponent won't be able to anticipate.

How to use

  • You can activate ledge grab by either jumping or vaulting (space bar) and then continue to press the space bar or by pressing the space bar at the right timing in midair, heading towards the target location.
  • You can cancel the ledge grab while it is activated and fall to the ground by following the same method of cancelling the vaulting/climbing.

Improved Gas Can

Features

  • Added strategic elements to the Gas Can, an item that used to be seen to have few advantages to loot.
  • As soon as Gas Can explodes, it will deal damage to all players in a radius around it's location.
  • When the Gas Can is blown up, it deals damage in a radius around it, dealing more damage to those close by
  • Keep in mind that you can hurt both yourself and your teammates if you stand to close to the explosion, so be careful!

How to Use

  • Drop a Gas Can on the ground and damage it with bullets or throwables, which will cause it to explode and deal damage to those close by.
  • Each Gas Can will now display individually in the inventory when players have more than one Gas Can to reduce confusion, as dropping multiple Gas Cans will not multiply the damage.

Radio Message

Playing with players from different regions in random Duo or Squad matches or players with no access to voice chat have made it difficult to establish team-based strategy through close communication between team members. To help solve this problem, we are introducing text-based Radio Messages that will help you communicate with your team more quickly and easily for successful strategic gameplay.

Survival Supply System

  • The system is free.
  • Unlike the previous Supply System, there is no level and rewards once daily/weekly missions are accomplished.
  • You can check your missions by clicking the banner on the left of the lobby, just like the Survivor Pass.
  • Rewards
    • When your missions are complete, you earn from 200 BP to 1,500 BP.
  • Missions
    • Daily Missions will be updated daily at 10 p.m. EDT, and weekly missions at the same time every Wednesday.
    • You can check the real time mission progress in in-game.
    • Daily Missions: You can complete up to three missions everyday.
      • Missions can be swapped out three times per day for free.
    • Weekly Missions: You can complete three missions each week.
      • You can swapped out three times per week for free.
    • Expired missions disappear.
    • You can claim your reward by clicking the Survival Supply System banner then clicking the claim button from the mission tab.
  • End date
    • The Survival Supply System will end with the start of the live server maintenance on July 23, 2019 (PDT).
    • Make sure you claim all rewards prior to this date, as any unclaimed rewards will disappear.

Skins & Items

Introducing new skins you can find once this patch hits the live server! This includes new skins which can you purchase directly with BP. Play PUBG, earn BP, get skins!

  • Added four GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic items.
  • Added 10 Summer Season items
  • Added 10 Twitch Broadcaster Royale items
  • Added two BattleStat Skins items
  • Added items for purchase directly with BP.
    • Two BattleStat Skins
    • Six shoes

Weapon Mastery

Weapon zoom

  • You can now zoom in and out when viewing your weapons in the Mastery tab to give you a better look at your hard earned charms attached to your favorite weapon.
  • Emblem animations
    • For every 10 level ups, a new tier emblem animation will be displayed to show your tier progression.
  • New weapon - Deagle added to the Mastery tab
    • Earn XP and unlock charms for our newest weapon, the Deagle.
  • Improved the Last Match popup UI
    • The weapon icon displayed in the Last Match popup now varies for each player. The icons of the top three weapons with the highest score in the last match will appear in the popup message.
    • The displayed weapon icons follow the weapon sorting order applied to the Last Match page.
  • In-game charm equip/unequip feature
    • You can now equip and unequip charms in-game, just like you can for weapon skins.
    • While wearing other players' skins, press Alt+Shift+LMB to unequip them, and press Alt+LMB to equip your skins and charm.
  • [Test Server] Bonus weapon XP rewards test
    • We're testing a feature specifically on the Test Server until 11 a.m. June 21 (EDT) which allows us to grant players bonus Mastery XP.
      • This feature allows certain weapons to gain more XPs during a certain period.
      • For three days, you can earn three times more XP with handguns, SMGs and SRs.
    • This feature won't be applied to the Live Server in June.
      • Once testing is complete and the feature stable, we will may use this system on live servers in the future.
      • Keep an eye out for future announcements.

UI/UX

  • Added brightness options for each map
    • Brightness option are now changeable per map, to allow players more choice with each map's unique visual characteristics.
      • A new option allows you to adjust brightness for each map individually.
      • You can also use the existing option to adjust brightness of all maps together.
  • Readability improved for parachute UI
    • For greater readability, the text outline of the parachute altitude and speed has been thickened.
  • Store UI improvement
    • Featured page
      • Featured page has been added for the new Summer items.
    • BP item filter added
      • A filter button has been added, allowing you to exclusively view BP items.
    • Improved purchase button responsiveness
      • The clickable area of the purchase button has been made bigger so you can click the button more easily.
        • This should remove some frustration from having to click precisely to trigger a purchase.
  • Improved Survivor Pass in-game mission list UI
    • The in-game mission list UI has been improved to more clearly distinguish completed missions from and in-progress/uncompleted missions.

Performance

  • Buildings at short distance now load 30 to 40 percent faster through optimization of level streaming (rendering).
    • Material data structure has been optimized.
    • Streaming (rendering) priority has been optimized through estimating of players' movement route and allocating resource priority accordingly.
    • Furniture rendering speed has been optimized.
    • Level LOD data has been optimized.
  • Reduced delays which could occur when opening crates from the Store.

Custom Match

  • Added 2019 Global Rule Preset to Custom Match Esports Mode
    • Added 2019 Global Esports Rule preset for Esports Mode Custom Matches
      • You can now select "2019 Global Rule Settings" Preset on the Create screen for Esports Mode
    • When selecting each map, blue zone settings and item spawn rate for each map are automatically applied
      • For blue zone settings, the same blue zone setting is applied to all maps
      • Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi have the same item spawn rate, with Erangel having a different item spawn rate due to the recent rebalance.
        • Item spawn rate values of the Global Esports ruleset can be found under the rule tab after clicking Match Setting button after creating a Custom Match session.
  • Custom Game Options now allow two options to choose after a player is killed: 'Spectate' or 'Observer'
    • Spectate: A dead player remains in the team through spectating.
      • You can change to Observer mode by pressing F5 button in Spectate mode but you can't return to Spectate mode from Observer mode.
    • Observer: You can choose Observer after death to remain in the Custom Match as Observer the same as before.
    • The feature mentioned above can be enabled and disabled through the 'Observer' option set by the Custom Match creator.
  • Player List - Added sort by distance feature
    • Added a feature to allow sorting of the player list by distance to the observer
      • Example: If at least one member of the squad is close to the observer, that team will be at the top list
    • This can be selected in the player list under DISTANCE and team order is updated approximately every 10 seconds
  • Added new gun Deagle
    • Added new gun Deagle to Custom Match Setting Spawn tab
  • Decreased the number of players required to start Custom Match
    • The minimum number of players required to start a Custom Match has been reduced from eight to four

Replay

  • The replay system has been updated. Replay files from older updates are no longer playable.

World

Special billboards and graffiti have been added in celebration of the upcoming GLL Grand Slam and MET Asia Series, part of the PUBG Global Esports "PUBG Classic" series!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the reload sound played repeatedly when unequipping a weapon while reloading.
  • Fixed an issue where the audible reload range of the AWM was significantly lower compared to other SRs.
  • Fixed an issue where character's limbs overlapped when reloading the R45 and AKM in specific circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where a male hairstyle did not match the thumbnail.
  • Fixed an issue where the automatic firing mode option did not apply during War Mode matches.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the firing sound to be lower than intended when near a Motorbike or Snowmobile.
  • Fixed an issue where weapon charms attached to a Tommy Gun would overlap an attached Extended Mag.
  • Fixed an issue where some UI elements could disappear temporarily when watching a player in a replay or spectator mode.
  • Fixed an issue where vehicle deaths caused by other vehicles are not displayed in the killfeed for observers.
  • Fixed an issue where the speedometer in the dashboard of certain vehicles did not function correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with "Inventory Character Render" enabled which could restrict mouse movement and cause the cursor to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where the throwable UI overlapped when switching between specific throwable items.
  • Fixed an issue where characters rising from lowered stances at distances further than 50 meters away would appear to stand up without any visible animation.
  • Fixed an issue where dropping empty shotgun shells had no sound when reloading the S686.
  • Fixed an issue where Care Packages could drop in unintended locations on Vikendi, including out of the map boundary.
  • Fixed an issue where the MK47 Mutant spawned when the spawn rate was set to zero in Custom Matches.
  • Fixed an issue where players who were DBNO while ADSing, returned to the ADS state after being revived.
  • Fixed an issue which could affect players experiencing poor network connectivity causing the player to enter the falling animation when ejecting from the plane.
  • Fixed an issue in observer mode, where the player list would freeze when a hotkey was pressed repeatedly.
  • Fixed an issue where players were not rewarded a kill if their DBNO opponent was killed by self-inflicted or environmental damage, such as grenade or fall damage.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players from following other players with the in-game friends list.

As noted above, PUBG Test Server Update 30 is one of the most substantial patches the game has seen over the last few months. The Deagle has been hotly requested by fans for years, and now it's officially arrived as one of the most formidable handguns in the game. As if that wasn't enough, the limited ability to ledge grab across all maps opens up a wide range of tactical possibilities. This seemingly small change allows players to access previously unreachable heights while offering a new means of concealing your location. The Test Server implementation of ledge grab sounds a bit broken at best, but there's huge potential for it to change the meta in meaningful ways once the mechanic is fully honed.

Those are the heavy hitters, but they're supplemented by major quality-of-life upgrades like Radio Messages and the Survival Supply System. Short audio expressions should help teams communicate better in ways that yield more BP, and then that BP can be spent on sweet new items. From progression to weapons and gameplay, PUBG Test Server Update 30 offers lots of stuff hardcore fans have been asking for.

PUBG is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and mobile. Update 30 is exclusive to PC Test Servers.

What are your thoughts on the Deagle and ledge grab coming to PUBG? Does Update 30 deliver everything you want? Tell us in the comments section!

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