New PUBG Update Adds Weapon Skins, Check Them Out
By Chris Pereira | @TheSmokingManX on
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to grow. A new update has added a brand-new cosmetic option to further differentiate your character from everyone else on the battlefield. A weapons skin system is being introduced that allows you to obtain new looks for your guns from the newly introduced Triumph and Raider crates.
Following a very brief run in an update for the PC version's test server, the weapon skins are now available in the live game. These skins are obtained through two different means. The first route is with Triumph Crates, which are a new type of loot box that can be obtained from the random box option starting at 700 BP each week. These are opened with Weapon Cosmetic keys, which are sold for money on the Steam market. Alternatively, you can get skins through Raider Crates, which have their own purchase option separate from the random crate option and don't require a key to open. They start at 1200 BP.
It is possible to get duplicate skins from these crates, even for those that you've paid money in order to open. Test server players are allotted a free batch of keys and crates to open; of the 19 we checked out, we got 14 unique skins. You'll also get a free SCAR-L skin Year One skin to celebrate the game's one-year anniversary, provided you log in before maintenance scheduled during the first week of May.
To manage all of this, there's a new area in the Customization menu allowing you to look at each gun and the skins you've acquired, and to let you equip those that you want to use. You can check out all of the ones we've obtained so far above, along with a few that developer PUBG Corp. showed off.