PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has introduced update 12 to its PC test servers, and the patch—the biggest one so far—introduces some major changes to the game’s weapon balance, as well as new attachments, scopes, and more.
Update 12 has introduced a new DMR in the SLR and a new vehicle in the Mirado muscle car. The SLR is a normal loot pickup that uses 7.62 ammo with a base magazine capacity of 10 rounds (20 rounds with the extended clip). It has more recoil than the SKS but a higher damage output. The Mirado is the fastest on-road vehicle, but it probably isn’t the best off-road option.
New attachments and scopes are now available. A new duckbill muzzle attachment for shotguns increases horizontal pellet spread but reduces vertical pellet spread, making it great for upper body shots. Several assault rifles, submachine guns, and DMRs can now equip light grips, thumb grips, and half grips, as well as new 3x scopes (common drops) and 6x scopes (rare drops).
Speaking of scopes, players can now modify the reticle style and color of red dot, holo, and 2x scopes.
Most significant is that nearly every weapon in PUBG has seen its damage output changed. Pistols have been buffed across the board, and every SMG except for the tommy gun have also been buffed. As for assault rifles, the M16, M4, SCAR, and AUG have all been slightly nerfed, while both LMGs have received slight buffs. DMRs have seen an increase to their vertical and horizontal recoil, and the SKS has been nerfed while the VSS and Mini14 have gotten buffs.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the new weapon damage balance:
Finally, the much-anticipated map selection option will go live with the upcoming update.
You can read the full list of changes and bug fixes on PUBG‘s Steam page. The 9.7 GB update’s launch time hasn’t been announced, but it will apparently spend longer on test servers than most previous updates before reaching the ma.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC and Xbox One.
Source: VG 24/7