PUBG PC Update Replaces Energy Drink, Adds New Loot Crates

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PUBG PC Update Replaces Energy Drink, Adds New Loot Crates

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds latest Xbox One update delivers Duo and Squad support for first-person servers. Not to be outdone, the PC side of the house just tossed a 6.2 gigabyte update onto the test servers.

At the end of 2017, PUBG hit three million concurrent players and simultaneously announced it has banned 1.5 million cheaters since Early Access launch last March. Called Hot Bull, the cans shared the same coloring and skinny profile of the name brand beverage. With this patch, the energy drinks come in an entirely new can picturing a mustachioed muscle man. It's a little thing to be sure, but further evidence of PUBG Corp. taking a more mature stance to branding and copyrights.

There are a number of smaller tweaks and optimizations to the game that will be rolling to the test server. When you buy a crate with Battle Points (BP), you'll get one of the four available crates, with a higher chance of grabbing a new crate. PUBG uses crates to distribute cosmetic items and there will now be a few new options getting added in. You can see an example in the image below. The biggest addition is that players can now report suspected cheaters directly from the in-game replay feature.

Throw in PUBG's new limit of six crate purchases a week, and it's easy to see how rare items from the game will be able to be sold on its Steam Marketplace for a pretty penny.

For comparison's sake, 7.4 percent of all loot boxes in Overwatch contain one of the game's rarest Legendary items, a Legendary Hearthstone card appears in one of every 20 packs and golden Legendary cards appear about once every 230 packs, and it's thought that rare Exotic items in Destiny 2 appear roughly once in every eight to 10 boxes.

The report button shows up when right-clicking on a player in the player list, or while observing them in follow mode. "This means that you no longer need to be killed by a suspected cheater for you to be able to use the in-game reporting tool", write PUBG Corp.

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