PUBG Studios has released a new update for PUBG: Battlegrounds, which adds a new vehicle, map updates, a new workshop for individual vehicles and new animations. Update 19.2 also includes a new collaboration with supercar manufacturer McLaren. PUBG: Battlegrounds collaborates with various popular brands to add their own content to the Battle Royale game. The previous PUBG crossover with Assassin’s Creed added custom skins to the models and equipment of the players. This time the cars get a new look from McLaren Automotive supercars.
PUBG’s time-limited collaboration with McLaren allows players to receive individual loot from McLaren Loot Caches. In addition to vehicle skins, the caches may contain costumes, equipment, emotions and other in-game content. Skins can be equipped on the Coupe RB car, which can be found on three maps: Erangel, Sanok and Miramar. To equip custom vehicle skins, players can use the new vehicle interaction feature by pressing an additional interaction key in front of the vehicle. As expected, skins do not affect the characteristics of the car in any way.
In addition to the “McLaren GT Standard — Onyx Black” skin, which can be obtained from McLaren loot containers, players can create other custom skins in the Car Workshop. The “McLaren GT Standard — Silica White” and “McLaren GT Elite — Volcano Yellow” skins are available to players who have purchased McLaren tokens. Both McLaren Loot Caches and Crafter Pass: McLaren can be purchased in the in-game store to gain access to tokens. To view and showcase custom cars, PUBG: Battlegrounds has also added a new McLaren Container Car to each map’s pre-game respawn point. Players who have purchased a non-standard McLaren skin can interact with the container car and get a car to show it during the countdown. Only players with McLaren skins and their teammates can drive and drive a car. Both the container and the car are removed after the game starts.
However, the update is not only about skins. The newest map added to PUBG: Battlegrounds, Deston, gets a new vehicle — a food truck. The food truck accommodates a driver and up to four passengers and has a large opening for shooting from behind. In addition to the new vehicle, Deston now has a new weather system that changes depending on the time of day. Added realistic lighting and weather effects that give the new map a unique look. However, this should not affect the competitive aspect, as things like the angle of the sun do not change during the match.
Last but not least, PUGG Studios is fulfilling its promises to update the animation. The animation update provides a better gaming experience with a more appropriate animation of the player model, without interfering with the timing and strategic aspects of the game that players are used to. This means, for example, that more recharge actions take place on the screen, and the change in movement speed is more realistic. PUBG’s switch to a free game was a huge success, but fortunately, the developers realized that this requires players to be happy with the gameplay, and not just offer brighter skins.
PUBG: Battlegrounds is already available on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.