PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 is right around the corner. The release date is imminent, meaning features and tweaks should be finalized to a point where we can discuss what the 0.18.0 update will bring; from new game modes and achievements to a bunch of new features that should help players adapt to situations more quickly.
Rumbling in the distance… something is coming… 🕵️
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) April 27, 2020
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Release Date
In the early hours of Monday morning, the PUBG Mobile Twitter account was updated with a new teaser video. Though it, we now know that PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 is set to release on May 7, likely to coincide with the release of Season 13.
It’s the first major update to the game since 0.17.5 arrived in early March, deviating away from the game’s usual monthly update schedule.
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 New Maps
Just as Ocho teased in a recent interview, Erangel 2.0 isn’t the first map to see a complete redesign. Miramar 2.0 will be the main allure of PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 when it launches, bringing a redesigned desert landscape with loads of new additions.
A new car, the Golden Mirado, will spawn here, with the mountains of Miramar now also being littered with ramps and tracks to make frantic escapes and random road trips a little more exciting. There’s a new lake and a bunch of new buildings to work your strategies around, too.
As you’ll notice from the promo image, a new Sandstorm weather type will make its debut here, kicking up plumes of sand that will presumably affect view distances during matches.
The Winchester Model 1894 hunting rifle is also set to drift away from its PUBG PC roots. Typically incapable of holding a scope at all, it will now come with a permanent scope attachment, making it an easily obtainable sniper rifle on Miramar.
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 New Features List
A hugely requested feature from a number of other games, Canted Sights should be arriving in PUGB Mobile 0.18.0. These are secondary sights you can attach to your weapons to create hybrid guns that can quickly adapt to different target distances.
A canted sight sits to the left or right of your main sight, allowing you to tilt your gun to quickly swap your ADS feature; that way you can have a simple red dot sight for mid-range targets, and a 4x scope for more distant foes without the need to mess around with your attachments as you spot enemies or enter new areas.
- Customer care bot
- Internet Booster
- New results screen
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 New Modes
Potentially filling in for Cold Front Survival after only a few weeks, the Jungle Adventure mission drops us into the warmer climes of Sanhok for a grand expedition. As far as we can tell, it’s just another version of Classic with an aeriel twist.
Hot air balloons are scattered around the battlefield and can be used to take you high up into the air. They’ll probably make excellent sniping nests for those with a steady aim, but the main point of riding one is to scout out targets and spot airdrop landing zones ahead of time. Unless there’s some other big twist, this isn’t massively exciting.
Almost like an inverted Classic mode, Safety Scramble adds a second blue zone to the map, turning the safe circle into more of a ring. Taking place on Erangel, the internal blue zone becomes the safe zone during the next restriction phase, potentially displacing players who don’t stay close to the previous blue zone as it becomes hospitable again and another area becomes deadly. It’s easy to see where the name comes from here.
Ok, this isn’t really a mode per se, but more of a fun little mini-map you can drop into with a few friends. It’s essentially the 2nd Anniversary fairground turned into something you can visit on a whim without queuing for a Classic match and dropping on the right spot.
Squad up, tap into the map, and you’ll land in a small training area type of mode that includes many of the mini-games from the anniversary event. If you just want a nice, quiet place to chat with your team, you can roast chicken in the middle and shoot the breeze, figuratively or literally.
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