AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. - Aug. 3, 2022 - KRAFTON, Inc. today revealed the next major content update for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS players — Update 19.1. When the update goes live on Aug. 10 for PC and Aug. 18 for consoles, players will be able to find the new MP9 weapon, zip down roads with sirens ablaze in the Pillar Security Car and scan for enemies using the Blue Chip Detector tactical gear. Players will also have access to the brand-new Folding Shield feature and will once again have the opportunity to drop onto the Haven map, this time to face familiar foes from the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Abstergo Industries Invades Haven!
As part of the ongoing collaboration between PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS and Assassin’s Creed, players will be able to discover a variety of themed resources and props on the Haven map, now available again for the first time since Season 16. Abstergo Industries has taken over one of the map’s main buildings, complete with a hidden Animus machine and strategically placed “Leap of Faith” ledges on the building’s rooftop. In addition, the collaboration gives players the chance to earn themed cosmetic rewards through gameplay, including new costumes, bag skins, a parachute skin, an emote and more.
Below is a detailed breakdown of everything coming soon with Update 19.1. For more information, please view the full patch notes HERE. Survivors who want to preview the new content can do so today on the PC Test Server.
- MP9: Available on the Deston map, the MP9 is the first fully-automatic SMG that uses the widely-available and practical 9mm ammo, providing an answer for players who enjoy weapons like the P90 but want something more attainable with lots of ammo. Although it has a slightly lower effective range, fire rate, and damage than the P90, it is an excellent alternative for players who desire more options similar to the P90's playstyle.
- Folded Shield: Running into enemies without proper cover has been a pain point for BATTLEGROUNDS players for years, so a new item is coming in 19.1 to help alleviate these types of issues. Available for players to find on any map, the Folded Shield allows players to carry around a portable form of cover that can easily be carried, installed and hidden behind at your leisure, with a hefty 1500hp that your foes will need to break down before they can hit you.
- Blue Chip Detector: This new Tactical Gear uses up players’ primary weapon slot and allows them to scan for enemies within a 100m radius of their character. The nearest 12 enemies will be displayed as dots on the map, updating with each screen update and playing sounds that only the user can hear as it detects enemy movement. The Blue Chip Detector can even detect height differences, informing players if the tracked target can be found above or below them.
- New Vehicle - Pillar Security Car: With a maximum speed of 130km/h (or about 81mph) and controllable mounted lights and sirens, this new vehicle allows players to recreate fast-paced chase scenes from movies while playing on the Deston map. In addition, high-quality equipment can be found in the vehicle's trunk, so if you see a Pillar Security Car nearby, be sure to hop in for a bonus.
In addition to the above, Update 19.1 also brings players adjustments to item spawn rates on Sanhok, bug fixes for when bots move from water to land, improvements to Basic and AI Training as well as the new ranked Season 19 and Survivor Pass.
Discord Duel Royale - Deston
Fans are invited to take part in The Discord Duel Royale: Deston, a five day squad cup hosted on the PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS European Discord channels. The tournament - which is open to players from France, Germany, Spain and the UK - will hold a qualifier day for each of the nations competing. The top four teams from each qualifier will then progress to the finale on the 3rd of September where they will battle it out for a prize pool - winner takes 2000 Euro, with second and third place receiving 1200 Euro and 800 Euro. To compete, squads will need to join the French, German, Spanish or the UK Discord channels - and register here.
More information on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is available at emea.battlegrounds.pubg.com and on official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch and TikTok. Further assets and press releases are available on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS press room.
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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit https://www.krafton.com.