PUBG Mobile Update Adds Karakin Map, Introduces Rocket Launcher

A recent update for PUBG Mobile adds the original game's Karakin map, as well as several new weapons.


PUBG Mobile has finally added Karakin, one of the most popular maps in the original PUBG. The desert-themed map is compact and focuses heavily on verticality. In addition to the new 64-player map, the fresh update adds the Panzerfaust rocket launcher and sticky bombs to your arsenal.

The update also introduces a modified version of the original PUBG's "red zone" mechanic. Called "Demolition Zones," players need to watch out for purple parts of the minimap, because they might get blown up. These Demolition Zones also cause damage to buildings, meaning that they could destroy the precious loot inside before you can claim it.

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The update also adds bullet penetration mechanics to Karakin, meaning that certain weapons can shoot through the thin walls of the map. This new patch follows closely on the heels of the 1.3 Update from earlier in March, which added a music-themed gameplay mode as well as many new features. PUBG Mobile recently crossed 1 billion downloads. For more info, check out the brief patch notes below.

PUBG Mobile Karakin Launch Notes

  • New Mechanic: Demolition Zone - If you find yourself in a purple area on the Mini-map when the alarm sounds, start running! The Demolition Zone causes random damage to buildings, and can ultimately destroy them and everything inside.
  • New Mechanic: Thin Wall Bullet Penetration - bullet penetration has been added to the thinnest walls in Karakin, adding a new strategic layer or danger for players hiding behind damaged walls.
  • New Throwable Weapon: The Sticky Bomb - these adhesive throwables stick to walls and can blow them up, creating broken buildings with new shooting angles and breach points, meaning players can get creative when attacking buildings. Sticky Bombs are also the key to finding hidden spaces in Karakin.
  • New Firearm: The Panzerfaust - A single-use weapon that spawns randomly and is a fixed drop from air drops in Karakin, the Panzerfaust deploys rockets that explode on impact, dealing damage to players within the blast zone. The rockets can also damage thin walls and penetrate objects at short distances. Make sure there are no friendlies behind you, as the Panzerfaust’s powerful blowback damages all nearby players.

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