Revamped and Ready: Dive Into PUBG's Epic 28.2 Update - Celebrations, SMG Overhaul, and More Unveiled!

PUBG Studios has just released the detailed patch notes for the upcoming 28.2 update, set to launch on PC tomorrow and on consoles March 21. Here's everything you need to know.

Upcoming Maintenance Schedule:

Map Service Updates:

PC players can expect map rotations every Wednesday at 2 AM UTC, and console players on Thursdays at 7 AM UTC over the next four weeks, with specific schedules laid out for each platform.

Live Server Map Rotations and Selections:

Different regions will see varied map selections and rotations across both normal and ranked matches. For instance, AS and SEA regions have fixed map choices like Rondo and Miramar, while NA, EU, OC, SA, and Console regions will experience random map rotations, with a notable inclusion of Deston in certain weeks.

Ranked Matches Map Pool:

Ranked matches will feature a mix of Erangel, Miramar, Taego, Vikendi, and Deston, with varying percentages allocated to each map, updated seasonally.

Seventh Anniversary Celebrations:

PUBG's seventh birthday introduces festive changes to Erangel, including the School transformed for celebrations and anniversary-themed cafes offering a chance to score a bounty of energy drinks. Commemorative billboards and decorations will adorn various maps.

Gunplay Labs - SMG Rebalance:

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A significant rebalance to SMGs is now in the arcade mode, with movement speed adjustments and damage tweaks to several weapons, aiming to enhance their strategic viability in-game. Players are encouraged to provide feedback through a survey available during the rebalance test period.

SMGs

Movement Speed

Basic movement and sprint speeds when wielding SMGs have been modified to align with the speeds of an unarmed state.

MP5K

Micro UZI

Vector & Tommy Gun

PP-19 Bizon

UMP45

Damage by Distance

Adjustments have been made to damage reduction and minimum damage by distance for all SMGs, with the exception of the P90.

Recall System Update:

Replacing Comeback BRs on Vikendi and Taego, the recall system allows for player respawns in normal matches, enhancing team play and strategy.

Utility Belt Changes:

The utility belt will be removed, and its capacity feature will be integrated directly into characters' basic stats. Compensation will be provided to players who own utility belt skins.

Ghillie Suit Inventory Slot:

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A new inventory slot for the Ghillie Suit has been added, allowing players to switch to the camouflage without dropping their existing outerwear.

Weapon Mastery Expansion:

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Weapon Mastery now includes throwables and more, allowing players to show off their skills with a variety of weapons, with stats reflecting in various parts of the game interface.

  • Damage inflicted with these weapons will reflect in your stats, visible on the End of Match, Career, and Match Report pages. The weapons that make the final hit will also be featured on your profile.
  • Weapon Mastery stats for these weapons will accumulate starting from this update onwards.
  • Note: Data such as Headshot Rate, Hit Distribution, and Time are not available for these weapons.
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements:

    Gameplay

    World

    UX/UI

    Items & Skins

    ※ Clipping issue: Graphics that are shown outside the visible part of an image/object.

    This update brings a mixture of gameplay adjustments, celebratory content, and quality of life improvements, aiming to enrich the PUBG experience for players across all platforms.