PUBG has revealed a new rifle exclusive to PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ upcoming desert map.
The Win94 rifle will be a world spawn weapon, and only appear on the game’s latest map when it drops in the, hopefully, near future.
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Just like those announcements however, this new weapon didn’t come as much of surprise. Dataminers found a lever-action rifle and sawed-off shotgun – along with a pickup truck – in the files of PUBG’s 1.0 test patch.
They also found a “Rhino revolver”, as well as early assets for a jet ski and a minibus. Judging by this most recent reveal, we could well be seeing those turn up quite soon.
The Win94 bears resemblance to the real-world Winchester 1894 repeating rifle, meaning it’ll most likely perform like a hunting rifle in-game. Different models of the 1894 have been manufactured to fire both small-bore rifle cartridges and handgun ammunition – so there’s a possibility it could fire either when it comes to PUBG. It certainly looks like there’s two kinds of ammo in the reveal image.
The desert map doesn’t have a release date yet, but we do know that we’ll see the first gameplay from it at The Game Awards tomorrow.