AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - May 3, 2022 - When the latest update for KRAFTON, Inc.’s PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS releases on May 11 for PC and May 19 for consoles, players can finally claim who’s the best in the squad with the new 1v1 Arena in Training Mode with the 17.2 Update. In addition to these changes, players will find updates made to the Spotter Scope as well as balance changes to 5.56mm Designated Marksman Rifles (DMR) and the Mortar.
Please see below for an overview of Update 17.2. For more information, please view the full patch notes HERE. Survivors who want to preview the new content can do so today on the PC Test Server.
- 1v1 Arena in Training Mode: The 1v1 Arena has finished construction and is now available in Training Mode to welcome all types of combat practice in a suspenseful 1v1 setting. Players can go through 1v1 rounds with an opposing player or spectate intense battles and see who truly is the best of the squad.
- Spotter Scope Update: The previous Patch Notes hinted some big and small changes were soon to come to the Spotter Scope. The Spotter Scope and its automatic features of marking and following enemies continue to show overly strong performance, causing more stress than enjoyable experiences to our players. Therefore, the enemy detection range has been reduced from 1000m to 600m and the white passive marker will not appear automatically in ADS mode. Please visit the patch notes to see the full breakdown of changes made to the Spotter Scope.
- Weapon Balancing: Update 17.2 introduces changes to the 5.56mm DMRs - specifically the MK12 and the Mini14. Following the damage-related update, players found it challenging to handle the MK12 so its recoil recovery value has been improved to come in line with the Mini14’s stability. The Mini14’s damage has also been increased from 47 to 48. Following the release of the Taego-only Mortar weapon, the team has collected valuable player feedback and decided to implement changes to unlock its hidden potential. The Mortar can now be deployed on any terrain, except when the deploy angle is not secured or on water. The weapon will also be available on all maps, except Haven, in Normal matches and it will now take up the inventory slot.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit www.krafton.com.