PUBG Mobile Update Adds Miramar Map

The desert map arrives in the mobile version as part of the 0.5.0 update.

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Now Playing: PUBG Mobile Gets Miramar Before Xbox One - GS News Update

PUBG Corp. and Tencent have released a new update for the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Update 0.5.0 is available to download now from both Google Play and the App Store, and it expands the game with a handful of new features, gameplay improvements, and other content.

The biggest addition in the update is the desert map Miramar, which makes its way into the mobile version of PUBG before it has officially released on Xbox One. PUBG Corp. still hasn't announced when the desert map will be available in the console version, but the developer recently held its third Miramar test on Xbox One this past weekend, and the map is expected to launch in the live game this month.

Arriving alongside Miramar are an assortment of new vehicles and weapons. The update also marks the beginning of PUBG Mobile's second season, giving players a new assortment of weekly progress missions to complete and rewards to earn.

In terms of gameplay tweaks, the developers have added a local quick-team feature to the game. Players can now team up with nearby friends locally by inputting a six-digit code. Various elements of the game have also been improved, including the "smoothness" of Spectator mode and parachute camera.

Finally, PUBG Corp. and Tencent have rolled out a new selection of avatars, as well as a shop where players can purchase new outfits and items. The developers have also added a "Secret Stash" that offers special discounted items. You can find the full patch notes for the update, courtesy of the App Store, below.

PUBG v.0.5.0 Patch Notes

What's New

  • Desert map ("Miramar") is now available for selection. See if you can find the new vehicles and weapons!
  • New Progress Mission: collect progress rewards when you reach new levels, then take on new missions.
  • Added weekly Activity missions: earn rewards based on your Activity.
  • Added local quick team feature: enter a 6-digit code to team up with friends that are next to you.
  • Added Synergy and Connections: interact with your friends in-game to raise Synergy, then build Connections when your Synergy is high enough.
  • Added Regions: now you can choose your region and flag.
  • Added language-specific chat channels: there is now an additional channel based on the language of your choice.
  • Added more avatars.
  • Now you can collect rewards for every new tier reached in Season 2.
  • Added a Shop, where you can preview and purchase new outfits and items.
  • Added a Secret Stash, where you can purchase special discounted items.

Improvements

  • Spectator mode smoothness improved.
  • Striking sounds and effects added to melee combat.
  • Parachute camera smoothness improved.
  • Initial parachute speed increased to match the PC version.
  • Improved climbing check during running.
  • Picture styles now available on all devices.
  • Added sound effects for breaking doors.
  • Improved display of personal information and results.
  • Improved team invitation flow.

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Shantmaster_K

Wish they would put this much effort into the Xbox version.

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AlexOfBurg

Bluehole may be the worst devs I've ever seen

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gamingdevil800

I was sort of thinking one of microsoft's E3 announcements was going to be keeping PUBG exclusive to xbox and pc but at this point if they actually do pay to keep it off PS4 then it would be such a waste of cash.

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Pyrosa

I haven't bothered playing it on mobile since the first week it was out.

Have they added more than 5 REAL players per map yet? Because it was hilariously fake MP during release week. Really bad, obvious bot-fill.

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civilenginerd

@Pyrosa: the number of real players in the game increases as you level up. It starts out with 1 on solo and slowly replaces the bots with real people as you level. its a grind but as you get to higher levels you are up against a lot more human players then bots. If you play the squad or duos there are even more real life people then bots then even in solo. I don't know if when you cap out its all real players or not as I haven't made it that high yet but it is a significant change. They likely did this so as not to turn off the casual gamer and make it more accessible and less frustrating and allow it to get progressively more difficult by adding real people to your games over time. I have also noticed people potato a lot more on mobile when you do find real people as the controls are clunky. For example moving while shooting is near impossible without a third hand.

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Pyrosa

@civilenginerd: Thx for the detailed answer!