PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Latest beta patch reduces view distance while parachuting down, improves report tool

Bluehole has released a brand new beta patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. According to the release notes, this patch reduces the visible distance when parachuting down in order to test the optimization of server and client performance. Furthermore, it adds more objects around La Bendita on Miramar to increase the amount of cover.

In addition, this patch will allow players to test the new crate system with two new crates. As Bluehole noted:

“One crate will be free to open and the other one will require a key. Every test server user will be granted 100 000 BP and 6 Early Bird keys (the new unified PUBG crate key that can open Desperado and Gamescom crates), so that they can test the new crates and the items within. Each time you spend BP to get a crate, you will get one of the 4 available crates. There will be a much higher chance of getting one of the two new ones. You can see the exact percentage values below. The BP value, the new items and the keys won’t be transferred to live accounts. They are granted purely for the purpose of testing, to make sure that everything stays stable once the test build is moved to the live servers. As always, all our crate items are purely cosmetic in nature and provide no gameplay advantage.”

Last but not least, in this new version, players will be able to report players directly from the replay feature of the game. This means that players no longer need to be killed by a suspected cheater for them to be able to use the in-game reporting tool.

In order to gain access to this test build, players can download the “test server” version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that is currently available in their Steam games. Below you can find the complete changelog for this second update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Patch #2 Release Notes:

  • Added more objects around La Bendita on Miramar to increase the amount of cover
  • Reduced the visible distance when parachuting down in order to test the optimization of server and client performance at the early phases of the game
  • Changed the design of the energy drink
  • Adjusted the squad team colors (players 1~4) to better reflect their callout names (yellow, orange, blue, green)
    • Adjusted squad team colors to make them more consistent between different colorblind options
  • Added a function where a player can select more detailed criteria for the “Cheating” category in the in-game report tool
    • You can choose multiple items or you can just report without selecting any of them
  • While player’s nameplate is on (H key), now you can check the current weapon of that player by pressing G key 
  • Added report button in replay
    • Report button pops up when pressing RMB on the player list (TAB key)
    • While observing / following mode, report button appears on the timeline (J key)
  • Added a care package icon changing effect according to the status
    • The icon will be different when the care package is falling and looted by other players
  • Adjusted replay system so that now a player can watch the replay without extra delay in the following cases
    • Solo mode
    • When the player won the match
    • When all teammates are eliminated
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where when a player lands from the plane the position of character teleports intermittently
  • Fixed the issue where character animation is frozen when rejoining after a crash
  • Fixed the issue where the red zone disappears instantly after it formed
  • Fixed the issue where some vehicles spawned on Miramar are stuck to an object and unable to move
  • Fixed the issue where a player sometimes couldn’t pass through a door even though it was open
  • Fixed the issue where mouse cursor would disappear on a replay map
  • Fixed the issue where when replay and death cam were played, the crosshair was bouncing
  • Fixed the issue where the falling speed meter text was showing abnormally in Portuguese
New Contents
  • Added two new crates (free / paid)
    • You can open the paid crate box with the Early Bird key which is purchasable in Steam market
  • In order to test the stability, 100,000 BP and 6 keys will be granted to each account (test server only)
  • The below chart shows the crate box drop rate
    • The new free/paid crate box has a 40% drop rate and the previous crate boxes(Wanderer and Survivor) have a 10% drop rate
    • DESPERADO (new paid crate box) : 40%
    • BIKER (new free crate box) : 40%
    • Wanderer : 10%
    • Survivor : 10%
  • The below chart shows the individual drop rate per item that can be earned through the new free/paid crate boxes. (displayed down to two decimal places)
  • DESPERADO items
    • Sleeveless Turtleneck Top (Gray) : 8.00%
    • Leather Boots (Black) : 8.00%
    • Punk Knuckle Gloves (Black) : 7.50%
    • Baggy Pants (Black) : 7.50%
    • Striped Tank-top : 7.50%
    • Wide Pants (Red) : 7.50%
    • Punk Knuckle Gloves (Red) : 7.00%
    • Sleeveless Turtleneck (Black) : 7.00%
    • Baggy Pants (Brown) : 5.00%
    • Long Leather Boots (Brown) : 5.00%
    • Striped Shirt (Gray) : 5.00%
    • Beanie (Brown) : 5.00%
    • Horn-rimmed Glasses (Black) : 4.50%
    • Training Pants (Light Blue) : 4.50%
    • Leather Boots (Brown) : 4.50%
    • Horn-rimmed Glasses (Brown) : 2.50%
    • Aviator Sunglasses : 1.30%
    • Checkered Jacket : 1.30%
    • Long-sleeved Leather Shirt : 0.60%
    • Leather Hoodie (Black) : 0.32%
    • Leather Hoodie (White) : 0.32%
    • Cloth Mask (Leopard) : 0.16%
  • BIKER items
    • Long-sleeved T-shirt (Red) : 15.00%
    • School Shoes (Brown) : 15.00%
    • raglan shirt : 10.00%
    • T-shirt (Pink striped) : 10.00%
    • Polka Dot T-shirt : 10.00%
    • Dirty Long-sleeved T-shirt : 10.00%
    • School Shoes (Black) : 5.00%
    • Skinny Jeans (Khaki) : 5.00%
    • Gas Mask (Half) : 4.50%
    • Beanie (Gray) : 4.50%
    • Sleeveless Turtleneck (Red) : 4.50%
    • Skinny Jeans (Pink) : 2.50%
    • Patrol Cap (Brown) : 1.20%
    • Sleeveless Turtleneck (Gray Striped) : 1.20%
    • Patrol Cap (Gray) : 0.40%
    • Biker Pants (Black) : 0.40%
    • Floral Shirt (White) : 0.26%
    • Sneakers (Black) : 0.26%
    • Padded Jacket (Purple) : 0.06%
    • Princess Power Tank-top : 0.06%
    • Floral Shirt (Black) : 0.05%
    • Biker Pants (Gray) : 0.05%
    • Aviator Goggles : 0.03%
    • Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Brown) : 0.01%
    • Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Black) : 0.01%
    • Cloth Mask (Checkered) : 0.01%