PUBG Mobile 0.13.5 patch notes have arrived right on schedule. The update itself arrived around the same time, but the gradual rollout meant some players would have to wait longer than others depending on their region. It’s safe to say the update as completed mass release at this stage, but anyone who isn’t prompted to update the game on launch shouldn’t need to wait long. Players on mismatched versions will not be able to invite each other into squads until both sides have updated to the most recent version.
But what do the PUBG Mobile 0.13.5 patch notes have in store for players? Basically, everything that was included in last week’s beta test. This includes a new weapon, a more convenient update method for iOS devices, and Alan Walker’s “On My Way” PUGB Mobile anniversary song to name a few.
The full patch notes are listed below. If you’d rather get them from the source, you can click through to the official PUBG Mobile news feed here. We’ll ends things with our thoughts on the patch notes and changes down below.
PUBG Mobile 0.13.5 patch notes
- New Weapon: PP-19
- The game’s 5th submachine gun. Fires 9mm ammunition. Drops in Erangel and Vikendi.
- The PP-19 is a 9mm submachine gun with a detachable oversized magazine of 53 rounds, but it does not support magazine upgrades, so the capacity cannot be increased through attachments.
- The weapon can be equipped with scopes and muzzle attachments and can be equipped with all scopes from the Red Dot Sight or the Holographic Sight to the 6x Scope, and all muzzle accessories available for submachine guns.
- The PP-19 has single-shot damage value of 35 and a rate of fire similar to the UMP. Its default magazine size gives the advantage of a fully kitted weapon during early game. These advantages come at the cost of a slightly weaker performance later in the match.
- TPP-Team Deathmatch added to Room Mode.
- iOS background download and update feature has been added. While downloading a new patch, iOS players can now send the app to the background (iOS shop will not be updated to reflect this).
- New Rating Protection Cards, including Rating Protection Card (Duration) and Rating Protection Card (Uses), will take effect when ratings change. No rating will be deducted while the Card is active. Only applies to Crown tier or below.
- The High Frame Rate option has been added to HDR mode for some high-end devices. Enable it for even better graphics at the cost of battery life. It can be configured in Settings – Graphics.
- PMCO-themed events are coming in late July. After completing the missions, players can listen to the new PMCO song by Alan Walker, and get the PMCO Theme for the Main Menu.
- Season system upgrades
- The Season interface has been redesigned to be more intuitive.
- The Classic Mode Results Screen has been adjusted. Rating and Tier changes are now more visible on the screen.
- Season 8 rewards have been adjusted. The entire Season 8 outfit is now available upon reaching Gold tier. Diamond tier will feature Season-exclusive weapon finishes.
- Tier rewards have been adjusted. Reach Crown or above to get a special team-joining effect and name tags. Reach Ace or above to get a permanent season title.
- Rewards will now be automatically sent to players at the end of the season.
- At the beginning of each season, players will learn about more detailed changes from the previous season.
- The ranking system’s algorithm has been tuned to slightly increase the weight of kill points, so kills will have a bigger impact on Tier.
- Tier transfer rules have been revised. Starting from Season 8, Tiers below Gold are transferred as-is to the next season.
- Tier Transfer messages has been polished. Rating reset information for all servers will be shown in one message, and tier transfer rules will be explained on the website (link will be included in the message).
- Tier promotion reminder has been adjusted. Division promotions within a tier will not be shown in the lobby. Tier promotions will get a more extravagant reminder.
- Tier icon visuals have been improved.
- New ocean-themed outfits and items await players in the Season 8 Royale Pass!
- New friends request feature: on the Elite Pass purchase page, players can ask their friends for the Elite Pass or Elite Pass Plus.
- To celebrate the first anniversary of the Royale Pass, some items from Season 2 and Season 3 are coming back. Players can get these rare items in Rank Rewards and Redemption Crates.
- Display effects on the Rewards screen, Mission screen, EZ Mission License screen, and Ranking screen have been adjusted.
- Fixed issue of reward notifications not appearing when there are Daily Missions in the reward for RP Missions.
- Fixed issue of Crate Names described in EZ Mission License Perks 3 not matching the actual crate.
- Fixed issue of players being erroneously ranked with incorrect ratings and tiers during the season change.
- Fixed issue of players unable to move the avatars of their teammates in Team Deathmatch Mode.
- Items have been added to BP Shop for Prime subscribers, including Season 8 passes, mission cards and more.
- The UC Purchase Bonus screen has been updated. Rewards have also been updated.
- Title visual effects have been improved.
- Select mythic outfits are now shown with weapons drawn.
- Unified the Crate names and fine-tuned the visual effect of the navigation bar on the right side.
- Bonus Challenge results are now calculated in real-time. The Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States regions will be starting soon.
- Team Up in Royale Pass Season 8 for the Summer Carnival! Treasures from the ocean await you!
- PUBG MOBILE CLUB OPEN 2019 Global Finals, 7/26-7/28 – Join us in Berlin! Check-in in-game a certain number of times to collect PMCO-exclusive rewards!
- PUBG MOBILE x BAPE collaboration with in-game BAPE products and retail merchandise!
- Alan Walker x PUBG MOBILE’s new collaboration single and mystery set! Check the event center to participate in the new song unlocking event.
- To celebrate the first anniversary of Royale Pass, some Season 2 and Season 3 events will be back. Players can get these rare items in Rank Rewards and redeem crates!
Despite the overall length of the PUBG Mobile 0.13.5 patch notes, there actually isn’t a whole lot to talk about here. A new weapon is always an exciting time, but once players get a feel for the new SMG, the game won’t exactly feel any different from before. After all, it’s still just another random pick-up that will or won’t cost you the match.
Instead, what really stands out here is the increased performance high-end devices will be able to squeeze out of the game. The combination of HDR and HFR will certainly push many devices to the brink, but so long as you can deal with that extra heat in your hands, you’ll have a smooth and gorgeous battle royale experience.
Now if only Tencent would provide a list of supported devices for the PUBG Mobile enthusiasts already scouring retailers for a new machine. We already have confirmed reports of Samsung’s latest flagship pulling it off. And we expect Apple’s latest line of iPad Pros to do the same. But for the rest, it’s an expensive game of wait and see.
Speaking of Apple products, word that iOS devices can now update the game in the background will put all those fancy multitasking features to good use.
The latest ranked reset puts everyone back on the same page for now. But at least ranking back up has been made a tad easier. Something PUBG Mobile players have been asking for a while now was for higher kill counts to mean more. And they finally get their wish with this update. In the past, simply surviving for most of the match was all you needed to do to rank up. Now, players will be better rewarded for their active contribution to the fray. Wannabe terminators are about to climb high. Expect your ranked games to feel quite a bit more dangerous from here on out.
Then there’s probably what you’ve all be waiting for – Royale Pass 8. There are a few details about the season 8 royale pass, but the thing won’t kick off until tomorrow at the earliest. As always, we’ll have our PUBG Mobile Season 8 mission guides up every Friday to help you speed toward those new outfits.
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