PUBG Mobile has officially released its new Version 1.8 update, which brings the beloved web-slinging Spider-Man to Erangel until February 14th, 2022, the all-new Aftermath map and introduces an exciting partnership with a leading architectural studio Zaha Hadid Architects. All this comes alongside updates to Seasons, Royale Pass, and much more in this new version.
About Spider Mode in PUBG Mobile
After the recent launch of the superhero movie Spider-Man: No Way Home, PUBG Mobile announced that they are going to collaborate with the film. A first-time collaboration with the beloved character and Sony Pictures, a number of new activities and items will bring players the full superhero experience.
Players can enter the themed mode and drop into either Erangel or Livik to team up with Spider-Man in battling mysterious monsters, earning cool free items and a chance to shoot webs and zip around the map just like the masked hero. Also, players can visit Mylta Power in Erangel to encounter the secret boss and defeat them with Spider-Man to get advanced supplies.
Additionally, players can also get a No Way Home Web Shooter, allowing them to shoot webs at buildings alongside slowing down enemies with well-timed shots. Players can find and loot spider web covered Spider-Man: No Way Home Crates that have appeared across Erangel to get the No Way Home Web Shooter, along with other basic supplies and other free Spider-Man: No Way Home items.
Finally, the No Way Home Spider Web Ball has also been added–spraying webs over a large area that slows down players moving through them. Use this tactically to get easy eliminations!
New Map in PUBG Mobile Version 1.8: Aftermath
In the new map Aftermath, Livik has been transformed after a volcanic eruption has bombarded the map. Players must now battle in the ‘Aftermath’ of this natural disaster. In addition to existing rock formations becoming fragmented, houses and terrain have been destroyed and demolished. Aftermath is a much faster-paced map than the original Livik, with sparse cover producing more frequent battles.
The map also features a number of unique gameplay changes. All firearms will have an AC Core Module and new scope as standard, enhancing accuracy and handling while also giving players more information about the battlefield aiming down sights, such as distance to the target and the damage caused.
Aftermath is also populated with a number of zip lines, which players can use to help move quickly across the map. Finally, a new Recall System means eliminated players get a second chance to enter the battlefield. Find the Recall Tower for a chance to revive your teammates.
The Groundbreaking PUBG Mobile x Zaha Hadid Architects collaboration comes in this update
The PUBG Mobile Version 1.8 update also has one of the world’s leading architectural studios, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), design its first-ever virtual building inside a video game. Three unique medical centers, designed by the studio, combine the exceptional artistry of Zaha Hadid Architects with the essence of Erangel and PUBG Mobile.
Each building can be viewed and enjoyed exclusively by PUBG Mobile players in Erangel. Blending physical and digital art, these buildings will expose a new audience to the inventive studio that has delivered a piece of architectural art specifically for PUBG Mobile players and act as a beacon to inspire the next generation of architects.
Other Adjustments and Optimizations in PUBG Mobile Version 1.8 update
The Version 1.8 update also improves the separation between Matchmaking Modes and Ranked Modes, meaning better options for both casual and competitive play. By simply selecting either option in the mode selection tab, players can easily choose between Matchmaking Modes (Classic Mode, Arena, or Other Modes) or Ranked Mode (Classic Mode). RP Missions can be completed in both modes. EvoGround, Arcade Mode, VS AI Mode, and Metro Royale Mode can now all be found in Other Modes.
With the launch of the new update, a new cycle season has arrived in Cycle 2 Season 4 introduces new season rewards and resources which can be upgraded to Legendary. This season also sees more Challenge Points gained from matches offering players the opportunity to rank up faster than before.
Also, players have a chance to collect the Diamond/Crown/Ace Badges in the same Cycle to get high-quality supplies for free. This season also includes a number of updates in order to improve the quality of matchmaking and point rewards, including restrictions on which tiers of players can match with each other and a point synchronization system.
Big changes coming in the Royale Pass Month and Merit System
The new Version 1.8 update also introduces big changes for Royale Pass Month, including a new interface and system to improve the player experience. Players will now have a point limit – meaning not all challenge missions need to be completed to get max points. As a new Royale Pass week starts, new challenges will be added as the point limit increases. This means more fun for players, as well as more total points than ever before.
The Royale Pass Game Time has also been removed, with Game Time points instead added to the new challenge missions which can be completed multiple times throughout the week. The Royale Pass system also has a number of other adjustments and improvements, including adjusted screens, no reward wait time, and adjustment to the Elite mission rewards and EZ Misson License in line with the new point limit.
Royale Pass Month 7: Royale Guard, begins on January 18th, 2022, with The Desert Marauder Set, Goth Aviator Set, and the themed M16A4, DP28, UZI, and 2-Seat Motorcycle finishes all available! Royale Pass Month 8: Bounty Legends, will begin on February 18th, 2022.
Security continues to be a huge focus in the game, and the Version 1.8 update brings a number of changes to improve the gaming environment and detect inappropriate behavior and cheating. The Merit system has been overhauled including updated rules to reward high Merit scores, improved violation detection, and a new Merit System screen on the profile page.
Players can now also directly report inappropriate behavior during a match. Additionally, the Security Center has been updated with an expanded home page, a new Investigator System, and much more. Finally, a number of other improvements have been made to the game, including a number of visual improvements, interface upgrades, and much more.
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