PUBG Update 8 for PS4, Xbox brings Weapon Mastery, Controller Preset C, loot balancing, and more

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 27 Jun 2019
PUBG Update 8 for PS4, Xbox brings Weapon Mastery, Controller Preset C, loot balancing, and more
  • PUBG is rolling out Update #8 for Xbox and PS4 on live servers.
  • The new patch brings Weapon Mastery, Controller Preset C, loot balancing, and more

PUBG has announced that the title’s new #Update 8 on PS4 and Xbox is now rolling out on live servers. The latest update brings a host of new features for the game like Weapon Mastery, Controller Preset C, auto equipment of attachments, loot balancing, and more. The game’s console versions were under maintenance till June 27, 7AM CEST (10:30am IST) and one should see the new additions after they update the game on their console. The new Weapon Mastery system is a notable addition to the title, which adds a new progression system that enables players to upgrade weapon levels by playing and gaining experience with a particular weapon.The new progression system and its rewards, called charms and medals, won’t reset with a new season and 100 levels can be achieved per weapon. 

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The game developers are also adding a new Controller Preset to the game called Type C. This new preset is more suitable for players accustomed to the thumb– index finger – middle finger control and who heavily rely on leaning and combat strategies. In addition, players will now be able to Auto Equip Attachments to their weapons, which is a feature already present on the mobile version of the game. Loot is being rebalanced for Erangel and Vikendi, and this is the second loot rebalance happening for the two maps. There are also numerous bug fixes and improvements to the game. You can go through the complete patch notes here.

The creators of PUBG recently rolled out a new update patch for the title on PC as well, which is now available on Test Server. The update brings a host of new additions to the games including some Apex Legends like features like the ability to grab onto a ledge, pinging the location of enemies and loot, and a lot more. These features are just rolling out for PUBG’s PC version and it will take some time before they are made available for the game’s console variants. You can read more about this Update 30 for PC here

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