PUBG PC test patch adds weapon skins, 2 new crates

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 26 March 2018 15:30 GMT

This week’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC patch has rolled out on test servers.

The update brings the first weapon skins to PUBG, which were among the promised additions first teased in the 2018 roadmap. The new weapon skins also come with a change to the UI, and you’ll be able to equip them under the customisation menu.

There are two ways of acquiring weapon skins, and both involve crates. The new crates are called Triumph, and Raider. The former is a paid crate that can only be unlocked with a Weapon Cosmetic Key, while the latter is free.

The Triumph crate joins the other crates in the drop pool, so you could end up with one when making a BP purchase. It has a 20% drop rate. Interestingly, you will be able to directly buy a Raider crate using BP.

Outside of the new additions, PUBG Corp. announced that it’s testing a new, sort-of-region-lock feature. The new system will only show players the server in their region, or the one they’re closest to. Players can jump on out-of-region servers only when they’re in a party with a player residing in that region.

The patch is live now on test servers, and will be hitting live servers following four hours of maintenance later today/early morning tomorrow. Servers go down at 7pm PT, 10pm ET, 3am UK (March 27).

Check out all patch notes below.

Lobby

  • KR/JP joint server is now separated into KR server and JP server
  • Leaderboard for both KR Server and JP server are added
  • KR/JP players will be able to see and play on the server for their respective regions
  • Those who can see neither KR sever, nor JP server, can only play in KR/JP server if they team up with a player who can see KR/JP server

Weapon skin system

  • Players can select skins for each weapon
  • Each weapon category is arranged in alphabetical order
  • Weapons can be categorised as: acquired: arranged in chronological order of acquisition, equipped: arranged in chronological order of last time equipped, tier: arranged according to skin tier (descending order)
  • You can check details about the equipped skin using VIEW MORE button
  • You can use weapons section in customisation menu to equip the skin of your choice
  • ou can acquire weapon skins either through paid crate Triumph crate, which is a weekly random crate or Raider crate, which is a free non-random crate

New crate drop rates

  • New free/paid weapon skin crates are added
  • We will be providing 100,000 BP, 20x Weapon Cosmetic keys, 20x Early Bird keys, 10x Triumph Crates to all test accounts to test the stability of the system
  • New paid crate Triumph is a weekly random crate, and the drop rate is 20%
  • Triumph Crate can be unlocked using Weapon Cosmetic Key, which can be purchased through Steam market
  • There are 2 rare bonus sets that can also be an acquired alongside single skins
  • Survivor: 10%
  • Wanderer: 10%
  • Biker: 20%
  • Desperado: 10%
  • Militia: 20%
  • Fever: 10%
  • Triumph: 20%

Triumph crate skin drop rates

  • Rugged (Beige) – SKS: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – M16A4: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – Crossbow: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – S686: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – Kar98k: 6.5%
  • Rugged (Beige) – S12K: 6.5%
  • Silver Plate – R1895: 3%
  • Silver Plate – DP-28: 1.4%
  • Jungle Digital – P18C: 1.4%
  • Silver Plate – S1897: 0.4%
  • Jungle Digital – SKS: 0.28%
  • Silver Plate – Vector: 0.28%
  • Turquoise Delight – P1911: 0.08%
  • Silver Plate – SCAR-L: 0.05%
  • Jungle Digital – AWM: 0.05%
  • Turquoise Delight – Tommy Gun: 0.028%
  • Turquoise Delight – Kar98k: 0.0128%
  • Turquoise Delight – M16A4: 0.0128%
  • Gold Plate – S686: 0.0064%

Raider crate skin drop rates

  • Rugged (Beige) – Crossbow: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – M16A4: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – S686: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – SKS: 20%
  • Rugged (Beige) – Kar98k: 6.5%
  • Rugged (Beige) – S12K: 6.5%
  • Silver Plate – R1895: 3%
  • Jungle Digital – P18C: 1.4%
  • Silver Plate – DP-28: 1.4%
  • Silver Plate – S189: 0.4%
  • Jungle Digital – SKS: 0.28%
  • Silver Plate – Vector: 0.28%
  • Turquoise Delight – P1911: 0.08%
  • Jungle Digital – AWM: 0.05%
  • Silver Plate – SCAR-L: 0.05%
  • Turquoise Delight – Tommy Gun: 0.028%
  • Turquoise Delight – Kar98k: 0.0128%
  • Turquoise Delight – M16A4: 0.0128%
  • Gold Plate – S686: 0.0064%

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the refresh button on the friends list would take you to the team tab when players are in a team
  • Fixed an issue where when players leave the vehicle and the vehicle is positioned right next to the window of a building, players would go into the building through the window when getting out off the vehicle
  • Fixed an issue where during server instability, when exiting a slow moving vehicle, the players would be treated as if they were hit by their own vehicle

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