Tencent Games have released the PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 update on 25th October 2018 with a host of improvements ranging from a night mode in Erangel, a new Spectator mode, addition of new weapons like QBU DMR, a slew of Halloween-themed additions and new in-app purchases for customizable outfits and more.
Apart from these new features, the update also fixes the lag you face while encountering players from afar, loading times have been reduced in addition to other optimizations and bug fixes.
Starting off with the most exciting new and mobile exclusive addition in this update, Tencent has added a night mode in Erangel. To make it even more interesting, the game will randomly alternate between day and night in Classic Mode. Tencent has also added night vision goggles that will spawn in random locations. The night goggles, however, will be a rare spawn so keep your eyes peeled. The map has gone through some cosmetic changes as well with more trees and buildings being added in certain locations to make for more dynamic gameplay.
The next important addition, in terms of gameplay, is QBU DMR which replaces Mini 14. This marksman rifle fires 5.56mm rounds and can be found in Sanhok. Apart from this, the update also brings Rony pickup truck, also available only in Sanhok.
Halloween is almost here, and in this spirit, Tencent has added a range of Halloween-specific features, including the Spawn island which has gone through a festival makeover.
Adding a twist of fun to the game, enemies that are killed by Hellfire-AKM will become scarecrows, while a spooky face will appear whenever a grenade explodes. Players can also interact with each other on Spawn island using pumpkins and candies. Lastly, during Halloween, players have a 50% chance to activate Night Mode.
With this update, the fun doesn’t end if you are killed. This update brings the highly anticipated Spectator mode which lets you watch other players until the end of the match after you are killed. You can also turn on projectile and bullet trajectories.
Tencent has also made a lot of performance improvements, fixing the lags you face while encountering players from afar, loading times have been reduced and the introduction of delta updates wherein only additional map files that are required are downloaded instead of the whole map.
New Weather, Map Improvements, Festival Effects
New Weapon, Vehicle & Related Improvements
Character Action Improvements
New Settings & Improvements