Upcoming PUBG Patch Improves Throwable Weapons
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is gearing up for its 14th title update. PUBG Corp. recently announced plans to overhaul the game’s throwable weapons to increase their usability for players. In a blog posted this week, the developer explains their intent to improve these underutilized weapons.
Frag grenades, stun grenades, and moltovs are hardly seeing any action and PlayerUnknown has a few ideas why. Players chose to avoid the risk of using a weapon that could hurt them after experiencing the knockback of frag grenades – that knockback will be removed with the update.
The publisher is also making throwable weapons more fun and practical to use. Moltovs will deal more indirect damage and continue to burn targets over time. Their effects will be enhanced on wooden surfaces in houses. Frag grenades will deal damage to a greater range, reaching out 10 meters.
Stun grenades are also improved, blinding players within a 20-meter range for up to three seconds, depending on their distance from the explosion. At least one weapon, the M24, is getting a slight nerf. The gun will no longer be included in the care packages but is slated to appear elsewhere in the game.
In addition to weapons improvements, the update contains new anti-cheat software. This time PUBG Corp. worked developed their cheater-prevention in-house. Most players won’t notice a difference aside from a pop-up at launch that asks permission to enable the new anti-cheat measures.
The update is not live yet and will launch on the game’s test servers before it reaches all users.