PUBG: Battlegrounds’ Patch 22.1 is right here for PC gamers, and in addition to ushering in numerous fixes and QoL enhancements, it is bringing one thing else, too: bears.
That is proper. Simply as we’re recovering from the grizzlies in Elden Ring, PUBG: Battlegrounds writer Krafton is welcoming a “lumbering pack of malice”, too – polar bears.
“Bears have moved onto Vikendi’s icy battlegrounds however they’re sheltering from the blizzard and hibernating for winter,” the staff teases. “Gamers can invade their caves for invaluable loot, however everyone knows what occurs if you poke a sleeping bear.”
While bears will be killed, they’ll simply kill you, too, and can assault unprovoked if you happen to get too shut. New indicators ought to provide you with a sign if you happen to’re straying into their territory, however solely in Vikendi for now.
Moonlight Mode additionally makes a return in Vikendi, too, and Deston is again in common rotation, though on the expense of Taego, which is “taking a while off”. Do not mourn for lengthy, although; the staff has plans to “cut back the time between map rotations later this yr”. Oh, and there is an all-new 4x thermal scope on the way in which as properly, making it “good for recognizing targets in Vikendi’s darkened nightscape and whiteout blizzards”. It will be a world-spawn merchandise, so hold an eye fixed out.
Lastly, remember that it is a recent ranked season, so the PC leaderboard has now been reset.
Console gamers can dip into the motion every week later when the replace goes stay later this week, on twenty second/twenty third February, relying upon the place on the planet you’re.
Krafton not too long ago revealed that it is set to launch its “first Canadian AAA recreation studio”. Led by former Ubisoft recreation director, Patrik Méthé – “a outstanding determine with over 20 years of expertise in management roles on a number of the world’s most famous franchises” – the studio is about on hiring 150 folks over the subsequent three years, together with positions in animation, programming, and HR.
Producer Benoit Frappier, recreation director Frédéric Duroc, and expertise director Martin Paradis have already joined Méthé on this new enterprise.