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PUBG Season 17 is coming to a close on consoles and PCs and a new update just dropped that readies players for Season 18. The new season will go live on June 15th but Krafton has already released the patch notes and a preview of what to expect in the upcoming 18.1 update. Here is a breakdown of everything you can expect from PUBG Season 18.
Item Spawn Balance is Being Reworked
Heal items were difficult to find in Erangel and Miramar Normal Matches since the item spawn balance in Update 16.2. After reviewing internal data, Krafton noticed the spawn rate of heal items decreased slightly in Erangel’s Normal Matches – this was mainly due to the increase in weapon and attachment spawn rates. Because of this, item spawn rates are being reworked to ensure players get enough heals during their matches. A large number of items are getting their spawn rates changed and you should check out the full patch notes to see the detailed changes.
Steep cliffs and landscapes have been added to certain mountains near Capaco to prevent players from climbing to the top in Paramo which is a much-needed change. Additional rocks and cover have been added to specific areas such as the Lab and Atahul which can offer cover during gunfights in the area. There are more map changes that are included in the new update which seek to shake up the balance of the newer maps.
To prevent you from purchasing the identical individual items you already possess when purchasing a Set item for the first time, our system will now recognize and gray out your purchased items and apply the discount to the rest of the purchasable items only. When you already possess every individual item of a Set item, you will be able to purchase the Set for 0 G-COIN to receive its bonus items as well. The new system will be applicable to all items in the shop.
The new update also fixed the issue of the character’s neck turning transparent when the character has Floptop Hoodie and Bad to the Bone Top equipped. If you want to check out the official patch notes, you can read them here. If you want to find out why Callisto Protocol is no longer in the PUBG World, you can read about it here.