PUBG 9.2 Update goes live on test servers with new features, weapon adjustments and more
PUBG Corporation released update 9.2 for PUBG on test servers. The update went live yesterday, November 10, and it brings new bike, new cosmetics and new features to the popular battle royale.
With over 700 million downloads and over $3.5 billion in revenue, PUBG is currently one of the most popular multiplayer games. The last update, 9.1 introduced Solo Ranked Mode. Let's take a look at what update 9.2 has in store.
New Vehicle: Dirt Bike
Update 9.2 brings a new vehicle to the game- The Dirt Bike. This is a single-seater bike with an improved suspension that allows the player to revexcellent performance on rough terrains. The bike will spawn on all maps except for Karakin and will replace 50% of the existing bikes out there and is available in Normal, Custom Matches, and Training Mode.
Other characteristics of the bike include-
Top speed of 130 km/h.
Outstanding maneuverability and ability to disengage the clutch when handbraking to allow hard turns while preserving engine RPM and momentum.
Added ability to alter pitch using Shift and Ctrl keys during acceleration/braking.
New Feature: Driver Shooting
Shooting functionality has been added to vehicle drivers. This works with most of the vehicles in-game with a few limitations like steering the vehicle is difficult when reloading the sidearm. You can use this feature in all vechiles excepts boats and BRDM. These are the weapons the driver can use for shooting-
Sawed-off (For bikes only).
Weapon balance adjustments
Adjustments have been made to the sidearms keeping in mind the driver shooting feature and to make secondary weapons more viable.
For All sidearms, headshot damage multiplier has been increased to 2.1 from 2.0 and limb damage multiplier has been increased from 1.0 to 1.05. Aim deviation multiplier is also decreased which means that aiming is more accurate and you will also have more accuracy while moving.
Decreased movement deviation multiplier of R1895 and R45 revolvers to 1.4 and increased damage of R1895 to 64 from 62. For R1895, recoil animation speed is also increased, aim deviation decreased 1.5 to 0.6, and ROF increased from 150 RPM to 300 RPM. Increased damage of R45 from 55 to 65.
P92 and P1911 get changes in damage from 35 to 34 and from 41 to 42 respectively. Deagle ROF increased from 240 RPM to 300 RPM and recoil animation speed also increased to match ROF.
Battle Bride Pass
The Battle Bride Pass follows Sadiya, the hero from Karakin’s lore, and allows you to unlock some of her iconic skins. The Battle Bride pass progresses independently from the Survivor Pass and has 15 levels to complete. The Battle Bride Pass period runs for 28 days from your date of purchase. There are no missions in this pass but you can gain levels through the XP you get from gameplay. The Battle Bride Pass will be available from Nov 18th to Dec 16th.
The update also features regional matchmaking changes, a new lobby chat feature, and a new Team Finder feature. You can read the entire patch for update 9.2 here.