Patch Notes - Update 19.1

19.1 Highlights

To be updated with the Live Server update.

Live Maintenance Schedule

※ The times shown below are subject to change.

  • PC
    • PDT: August 9, 5:30 PM – August 10, 1:30 AM
    • CEST: August 10, 2:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    • KST: August 10, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Console
    • PDT: August 17, 9 PM – August 18, 4 AM
    • CEST: August 18, 6 AM – 1 PM
    • KST: August 18, 1 PM – 8 PM 

Map Service

  • Test Server: Normal Match
    • Sanhok / Haven
      • AS region: Squad – TPP
      • NA region: Squad – FPP
  • Test Server: Featured Map
    • Deston
  • Live Server: Normal Match (AS, SEA, KR/JP, KAKAO)
    • Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Sanhok / Karakin → Haven
  • Live Server: Normal Match (NA, EU, SA, OC, RU)
    • Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Haven / Deston
    • 15% / 15% / 15 % / 15% / 40%
    • For healthier queues in regions with random map selection, we have removed the Featured Map queue and added Deston to Normal Matches.
  • Live Server: Featured Map (AS, SEA, KR/JP, KAKAO)
    • Deston
  • Live Server: Ranked
    • Erangel / Miramar / Taego
  • Console Live Server: Normal Match
    • Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Haven / Sanhok → Deston

※ Please keep in mind the features and updates shown below may be modified or even possibly removed due to reasons such as bugs, in-game issues, and/or community feedback. Also, the images shown below are provided as visual guidelines – they may look different in the actual game as builds are continuously developed and fixed before they go live.


New Weapon: MP9

The P90 is a fully automatic SMG preferred by players in various situations. Still, it was only available through supply crates and was sometimes considered impractical because it used 5.7mm ammo. The MP9, on the other hand, spawns on the map and uses more popular 9mm ammo. Although it has a slightly lower effective range, fire rate, and damage than the P90, it is an excellent alternative for players who enjoy the P90’s playstyle.

  • Fire Modes: Single and Full-Auto
  • Cannot use scopes bigger than a Red Dot Sight, Holographic Sight
  • Ammo: 9mm
  • Damage per shot: 31
  • Bullet speed: 400
  • Effective range: 100M
  • High rate of fire: 1,000 RPM
  • Default attachments
    • Built in Laser Pointer (Undetachable)
    • Built in Silencer (Undetachable)
    • 30 rounds base magazine
  • Available modes
    • World spawns in Deston only.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

New Vehicle: Pillar Security Car

There are always fast-paced car chase scenes with loud sirens in action movies. With the introduction of the Pillar Security Car, you can also recreate scenes from these movies! So turn on the flashlight and the loud sirens, and quickly chase and catch the enemies running away from you! In addition, high-quality equipment can be found in the vehicle’s trunk, so if you see a Pillar Security Car nearby, hop in!

  • HP: 900
  • Maximum speed: 130km/h (135km/h with boost)
  • Fuel tank: 1,000
  • Capacity: 4 players
  • Has a functional top mounted light(radio key) and siren(horn key) that the player can turn on and off
  • Available modes
    • World spawns in Deston only.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

New Tactical Gear: Blue Chip Detector

No need to strain your neck muscles to look around for enemies any longer! Allow the new Blue Chip Detector to automatically scan your area for you any time.

  • Pick up a Blue Chip Detector and press the appropriate key to see the screen.
    • The screen updates every 5 seconds regardless of whether you are looking at the screen or not.
      • The Blue Chip Detector will make a beeping noise per screen update.
        • Only the holder can hear this noise.
    • Whenever the screen updates, it scans 100m in radius around you for enemies and displays the location of up to 12 of the closest enemies as dots.
      • The Blue Chip Detector will make an additional, different beeping noise if it detects at least one enemy after a screen update.
        • Only the holder can hear this noise.
      • The enemy dots will stay on the screen for 1 second.
      • If a detected enemy is significantly higher or lower than your position, the enemy dot will additionally feature a V-shaped icon indicating the height difference.
    • Enemies detected on the screen are not shown in real time.
      • The dots will stay in the same place on the screen even after the enemy moves.
  • The Blue Chip Detector takes up your primary weapon slot.
  • Screen ping markers can not be used when you are looking at the Blue Chip Detector’s screen (ADS).
  • Keys
Action PC Console (Xbox & Stadia / PlayStation®)
View the Blue Chip Detector screen Right Click LT / L2
  • Available modes
    • World spawns in Deston only.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

New Feature: Folded Shield

We understand it gets annoying when you run into enemies without proper cover, and the experience when dying in a situation like this isn’t all that good. So, to improve things by a big step, we’re introducing a Folded Shield that’s easy to carry, install and quickly hide! Now, stay safe with the Folded Shield!

  • Weight: 40
  • HP: 1,500
    • It is easier to destroy when using grenades.
  • Appearance depending on durability stats
    • There are three different phases
      • 70% or above
      • 30% or above
      • Below 30%
  • Inventory and Usage
    • Can be stored in player inventory
    • Can be used directly from the inventory
  • Installation
    • Cannot be installed on the surface of the water.
    • Cannot be re-folded once installed.
    • Installation can be canceled.
    • Once the shield is installed, the item will be deleted from your inventory regardless of whether the item was successfully installed or not.
  • Available modes
    • World spawns on every map.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.


Haven: Assassin’s Creed Collaboration

  • The central antagonist of Assassin’s Creed, Abstergo Industries, has infiltrated Haven.
  • Check out their temporary facility on the map along with our collaborative skins at the Store.
  • More details on our collaboration are available here.

Sanhok: Item Spawn Balance

  • Adjusted item spawn rates and numbers to improve looting experience in Sanhok
    • Increased attachment spawns such as stocks and foregrips as very few of them are being spawned in Sanhok.
    • Increased certain DMR weapons and popular items as well (but not too much)
  • Total number of spawned items has been increased by 10%.
  • To reduce vulnerable deaths in popular spots such as Bootcamp, Camp Alpha, Camp Bravo, Camp Charlie, Quarry, etc. the anticipated # of items spawned within a single spawn spot has been increased by 30% (only in these military areas).
  • Weapons
    • AR: M16A4 spawn rate decreased by approx. 80% and the rest of ARs to appear a bit more often
    • DMR: SLR increased by approx. 500%, SKS increased by approx. 250%, Mk12 and QBU increased by approx. 150%.
    • SR: M24 increased by approx. 250%
    • LMG: M249 increased by approx. 375%
    • Handguns: M79 increased by approx. 180%, other handguns to appear less often
    • Melee weapons: Pan increased by approx. 240%, other melees to appear less often
  • Attachments
    • Foregrips increased by approx. 160%
    • AR Stocks increased by approx. 425%, Cheekpads increased by approx. 145%
    • Crossbows, Crossbow ammo, Crossbow attachments decreased by approx. 50%
    • SMG magazines and muzzles decreased by approx. 70%, increased AR and DMR mags and muzzles appear more often
    • 3x Scopes increased by approx. 200%, 4x Scopes increased by approx. 150%
  • Equipment
    • Lvl. 1 armor decreased by approx. 85%, Lvl. 2 armor increased by approx. 180%
    • Lvl. 1 backpacks decreased by approx. 70%, Lvl. 2 Backpacks increased by approx. 150%, Lvl. 3 Backpacks increased by approx. 200%
    • Lvl. 1 Helmets decreased by approx. 90%, Lvl. 2 Helmets increased by approx. 170%
  • Consumables
    • Adrenaline, Energy Drinks, First Aid Kits increased by approx. 130%
    • EMT Gear increased by approx. 170%


  • Bots’ movement bugs when bots move from water to land have been improved to enhance bots’ combat skills and to reduce their meaningless deaths.

Ranked – Season 19

New Ranked season, a new challenge. Can you prove you have the skills to stay at the top?

Season 18 Rewards

Below are the rewards you’ll be receiving based on your final Tier from the previous Ranked season.

Tier Season 18 Rewards
Bronze Bronze PUBG ID Emblem
Silver Silver PUBG ID Emblem
Gold Gold PUBG ID EmblemRanked Parachute Skin
Platinum Animated Platinum PUBG ID Emblem
Ranked Parachute Skin
Platinum Medal
Diamond Animated Diamond PUBG ID Emblem
Ranked Parachute Skin
Diamond Medal
Master Animated Master PUBG ID Emblem
Animated Master Nameplate
Ranked Parachute Skin
Master Medal
Top 500 Bonus rewards for Top 500 players:
Animated Top 500 PUBG ID Emblem
Animated Top 500 Nameplate
  • The Parachute skin and Medals are permanent rewards.
  • The rest of the obtainable rewards are available for use during a single Ranked season.
  • Rewards can be found in your Inventory once Season 19 starts.
  • Once Season 19 is over and the server undergoes maintenance, every reward but the Parachute Skin will be withdrawn from the Inventory.


Basic Training

  • Improved localization to make Basic Training easier to understand for players new to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS.

AI Training Match

  • Balance Updates
    • Increased vehicle and items spawn in AI training match, excluding Tactical Gear.
    • Made it easier for players new to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS find vehicles and items.
    • Blue Zone damage from the fifth phase has been decreased
  • Vehicle Location Indicator 
    • Added an indicator on the map and minimap to make it easier for players new to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS find vehicles.
  • Guide Improvements
    • A guide is provided for new players to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS when starting AI Training Match. 
    • We hope this can help with the survival rate and the understanding of the overall game.  

Firing Mode Settings

  • A firing mode option for O12 has been added.
    • The selected firing mode will apply once you pick up the O12.


New System: Lobby Customization

Use the new Lobby page added to the Customize menu to customize your lobby with your favorite vehicle and weapon skins!

  • In the Customize – Lobby page, you can…
    • Change your lobby background.
    • Display the weapon and vehicle skins you currently own by selecting your favorites.
      • You can display up to 6 weapons and 1 vehicle.
      • Weapon attachments are not included.
  • Your party members will see the party leader’s customized lobby.
    • You are unable to customize your lobby when you are in a party.
  • Normal Match and Ranked Match lobbies have merged into a single lobby for consistency in customization.
  • The Customize – Lobby feature is only available to Plus Status users. Upgrade your account to Plus Status and unlock many more features like this!
    • ※ Plus Status: An account you can upgrade from your Basic account with $12.99 USD to unlock many benefits and features such as Ranked Matches, creating Custom Matches, earning extra Survival Mastery XP and much more.
    • Plus users will automatically receive a new Survivor Base item that unlocks the Lobby customization feature. A Notification will let you know you’ve received the item.
  • Certain weapon/vehicle skins may not be available for display due to their sizes.

Ranked Mode

  • Several modifications have been made to the poses each party member strikes when they press Ready.
  • Emotes are now available to use even in these poses.


  • New Imprints have been added to the Chests, available at the Store. The new craftable skins can be checked out on the Workshop – Overview page.

Weapon Mastery

Along with the introduction of the new weapon MP9, you can also check out the new weapon in the Weapon Mastery.

  • MP9 is added in the
    • Career – Weapons tab.
    • Career – Overview tab – Last Kill Weapon
    • Match History – Match Report – Weapons tab
    • (PC Only) Last Match Toast

Survival Mastery

  • With the addition of the new vehicle Pillar Car, the Pillar Car can be found as the cause of Kill and DBNO in the Match Report summary tab.


  • MP9 has been added to the weapon category.


With the new update, you can interact with players using emotes that are outside of your squad. How about developing a relationship with someone new?

  • Watch Team Emote
    • You can now Watch another team’s player using a Team Emote. 
    • Watch Team Emote is a feature that only applies to the infinite loop Team Emotes. It allows you to participate indirectly with other team players performing emotes. When watching, you can hear the emote’s music and show simple movements as if you are watching.
    • To watch other team players, focus on a different team’s player and press the Interaction key.
    • Up to 10 players may Watch a single player’s emote.
  • Emote With Your Squad Mates
    • Team Emotes can now be performed with up to 10 members (previously 4) in Custom Matches only. However, team emotes with a standby action, and the same start and end points between players are not eligible.


  • Added Deston map name and image to Rich Presence (in-game status) on Steam, Discord, and Xbox profiles.

(PC) Sandbox Mode

  • You can now play up to 360 minutes per session.
  • A feature to control Blue Zones has been added.

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed the issue of being able to skip the character’s crouching animation after pressing the crouch key repeatedly when you’re prone.
  • Fixed the issue of teleporting vehicles when a player flips a vehicle with a throwable.
  • Fixed the issue of an error occurring as a player leaves a party after entering Training Mode as a party.
  • Fixed the issue of when a player moves from Custom Matches to Training Mode as a party, then leaves the party, the player is moved to the Normal Match screen.
  • Fixed the issue of a player being carried by another player continuously receiving Blue Zone damage even after leaving the Blue Zone.
  • Fixed the issue of receiving collision damage after getting off the Airboat.


  • Fixed collision, texture, performance, and more general issues in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the floating wine bottle in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the low-quality objects on the wall in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to pass through a door frame smoothly in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the changing door frame in Sanhok when a character approaches it.
  • Fixed the issue of being able to enter a rock in Deston.


  • Fixed the issue of the Deston-themed lobby looking too dark.
  • (PC) Fixed the lobby’s chat box glitch (cut-off thunderbolt icon).
  • (PC) Fixed the incorrect Disable option’s description within Voice settings.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of your cursor staying focused on the event you had your cursor left on before exiting the Event page.

Items & Skins

※ Clipping issue: Graphics that are shown outside the visible part of an image/object.

  • Fixed the clipping issue when equipping the Cute Sleep Mask with hoodie skins.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the character’s hips when equipping the Captain’s Uniform Shirt with Spring Chick Shorts.
  • Fixed the Rebel Mind Boots’ color to match its thumbnail color.
  • Fixed the issue of a female character with the PCS5 Squad Wipe Jacket on gets their field of view hindered in-game in FPP mode.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the female character’s ankles when equipping the Bright Moon Maru Pants with certain shoes.