PUBG Corporation has released Update 10.2 for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As the press release reads, Patch 10.2 builds on the momentum of Season 10 by supporting its next esports event PGI.S in a big way, introducing a new reputation system, a new vehicle, and updates to Ranked Mode.
The Pick’Em Challenge returns for PGI.S, which gives players the opportunity to guess the winners throughout PGI by using voting coupons. Players can obtain voting coupons by watching the broadcast or buying exclusive PGI.S items. Players who guess the winners correctly will be rewarded with EP, which can be redeemed for even more exclusive PGI.S items. 30% of sales from the PGI.s items will be added to the announced $3.5 million USD prize pool. For more info, please find the latest announcement here.
In support of PGI.S, ten in-game displays have been added to the PC version of the game in various spots around Erangel and Miramar, live streaming PUBG’s global premier esports event straight to everyone. PGI.S will be the first event live-streamed directly onto these displays. When the stream is offline, the screens will display PGI.S trailers.
Moreover, a new reputation system has been implemented that designates whether a player is well-mannered or toxic towards others. A reputation level will be displayed in the Team Finder and team member list next to the player’s names. Reputation levels range from zero to five, for a total of six levels. Players reported with negative behavior (obstructing gameplay, verbal abuse, team killing, etc.) may lead to a decrease of reputation level.
The latest update also introduces the Coupe RB; a vintage sports car with a blazing top speed of 150 km/h, making it second (on land) in speed only to the Motorbike.
Lastly, Ranked Mode penalties are being updated to allow for a certain amount of safe time if your team is never fully formed. Leaver penalties will be waived for players who are still alive and leave within five minutes after the plane takes off if the player.