NEW STATE MOBILE, the made-for-mobile battle royale hit from KRAFTON Inc., is bringing some big changes in its May update.
In addition to a new Survivor Pass (Vol. 19), NEW STATE MOBILE fans can look forward to seeing higher-quality graphics options when the game is running on more powerful smartphones and tablets. The big highlight, however, is a remake of our beloved “Bounty Royale.”
Bounty Royale first appeared in August 2022 as a limited-time option for the “AKINTA” map inside NEW STATE Labs. The newly remade Bounty Royale supports up to 32 human players in squads, with no AI-controlled bots on the map to worry about. Players earn points for their team by collecting data from devices scattered around the map, or by completing missions. There’s no limit to the number of times a player can re-deploy after they die, but each death costs the team a portion of their precious points pool. Squads that fail to collect a set amount of data for each phase are eliminated, and the squad that survives until the end wins.
Before a match begins players can choose from an assortment of preset weapons and equipment loadouts. The specific gear that’s available is tied to the player’s mode-specific Bounty Royale tier. For instance, players in higher tiers can choose from a narrower range of equipment, but they can gain more rewards. The Bounty Royale can be played for 8 hours every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW STATE MOBILE’s latest update also allows players to enjoy higher quality graphics on high-performance smartphones and tablets. Before the patch, setting the frame rate to 90FPS limited players to only the “Light” graphics option. Now, those armed with the latest hardware can expect to find more options than that in the garphics settings menu.
A new Light Machine Gun (LMG), the “MG5”, has also been added. The MG5, which can be found on all NEW STATE MOBILE maps, uses 7.62mm ammunition and offers plenty of firepower to complement its massive magazine. The magazine capacity increases even more with the extended mag customization bumping clip size from 50 rounds to 100 rounds (at the cost of reload speed). In a separate weapon update, the 5.56mm Barrel customization for the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) “SLR” has been changed to “Incendiary Rounds.” Enemies hit by an incendiary round suffer burn damage for 6 seconds and their aiming is limited.
The protagonist of the newly released Survivor Pass Vol.19 is the GLC faction's “Blocker.” Leveling up a pass all the way unlocks Blocker’s character skin for free. Separately, upgrading to a Legacy Pass allows users to repurchase the “Imperial Guard Set.”
More detailed information about NEW STATE MOBILE can be found on the official website (http://newstate.pubg.com).
Based out of South Korea, KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios bound by a passion for creating innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers worldwide. Founded in 2007, KRAFTON consists of PUBG STUDIOS, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings, Striking Distance Studios, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds, 5minlab, Neon Giant and KRAFTON Montréal Studio, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties, including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, The Callisto Protocol, NEW STATE MOBILE, Moonbreaker, TERA and ELYON. With a team of 3,000 members across nine countries, KRAFTON is a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities as it seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information, visit www.krafton.com