Krafton has announced the first major update for PUBG: New State, which has now attained a new milestone of more than 45 million downloads globally. The new update brings a new theme to celebrate the holiday season. Along with that, the game has also introduced Survivor Pass Vol. 2, a new weapon, weapon customization options, and new vehicles. Krafton has added a new holiday-based theme for the in-game lobby. The company added new winter-themed music and other holiday elements like a Christmas tree, a snowman, and more. Along with adding the theme to the lobby, the BP store also got the same treatment. Survivor Pass Vol. 2 is the second season of the game’s battle pass and is based on a character named Bella, who belongs to the Dream Runners Faction in the game. Players can complete the story missions to collect Bella’s costumes for their collection.
Along with the visual and BP changes, Krafton added a brand new gun to the PUBG: New State title. The new L85A3 is an assault rifle, which uses 5.56mm ammunition, and deals the highest damage in its category. It can be found both on Erangel and Troi and is designed to perform well in mid to long-range firefights. With this update, Krafton has also added various gun customization options for players for guns like the M416, the new L85A3 rifle, and the SLR. So, players will be able to attach a vertical foregrip to the L85A3 gun, a long barrel to the M416, and a 5.56mm barrel to the SLR. Apart from adding new weapon and weapon customizations, Krafton has also added two new vehicles in the game, namely Electron and Mesta. The Electron is a minivan that can accommodate 6 players in the game. It is designed to be more durable than other vehicles and players will be able to switch seats when riding with a full squad. It is available in Troi and the Training Ground. PUBG: New State has also introduced a new Merit Points system to address the negative behavior of players in the game. So, players will now be able to report other toxic players to decrease their Merit Points. Once a player’s Merit Points fall below a certain score, they will be restricted from playing the squad mode in PUBG: New State, though they will be able to play the solo mode. They can then improve their Merit Points by playing the solo mode and eventually acquire the required Merit Points to play the squad mode again.