PUBG Mobile update 1.0 to come out on September 08; Esports tournament with $2M prize pool announced
PUBG Mobile 1.0 update will bring a “new era” to the game and will make its way to players on September 8, the developers announced Monday, August 24, through a press release.
The 1.0 update brings a host of improvements and changes including new tech, new UX, new gameplay features, and more. After almost two years, PUBG Mobile is getting a full v1.0 update rather than incremental updates.
Along with that, the press release also spoke about PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC) esports event with a prize pool of $2 million.
What you need to know about update 1.0
The developers said that PUBG Mobile will be completely overhauled to offer “the most authentic and immersive BR experience on mobile,” with the 1.0 update.
It brings improvements to the characters, environments both in-game and lobby, and gunfights. The team has worked on particles, smoke muzzle flashes, air blasts, and scope interaction to give it a more realistic feel.
Actions such as parachuting, throwing, and sprinting have been optimised as well.
Additionally, the models, texture quality and lighting systems have been improved to add more realism to the sky, water, and vegetation.
The UI for PUBG Mobile has been tweaked to make it easy on the eyes, the developers point out. This includes interactions, visuals, motions, and the quality of sound effects.
A multi-screen switching mode will be added as well, as an exclusive to PUBG Mobile. Games, community, and purchases have been separated into three spaces for easier navigation. As of now, many menu elements seem cluttered, but update 1.0 aims to do away with it all.