PUBG Update 18.2 Includes Massive Next-Gen Upgrades


The most latest update to PUBG has included a substantial amount of new content and improvements to the game.

Since its early days as an ARMA 2 Battle Royale mode, PUBG has advanced considerably. PUBG boasts a total player base of over 1.2 billion, earning it the title of the most-played video game ever. 

PUBG is updated frequently with new features, tweaks to the gameplay, and bug fixes that increase the game’s stability. 

To keep the game fresh and give the large player base more to look forward to, new weapons, cosmetic items, and maps are added from time to time.

Continue reading to find out what the next PUBG upgrade will include.

PUBG Update 18.2 Massive Next-Gen Upgrades


PUBG’s latest update includes an entirely new map, new graphical settings, a skin-crafting workshop, and other adjustments to progression. The latest version also adds universal charms, a revised mastery system, and a large list of bug fixes and performance enhancements.

The most recent update to PUBG launched today, Wednesday 13th July 2022 for PC and will launch on Thursday, 21st July 2022 for consoles, bringing the game up to version 18.2. Deston, the new map, is an 8 x 8-kilometre area with skyscrapers, swamps, coasts, mountains, and islands situated in a near-future setting. 

The new Ascender Attachment, which players may use to easily climb large structures, and the Utility Parachute, which they can use to get back to the ground quickly, emphasize the map’s emphasis on verticality. 

In Deston, there is a brand-new vehicle that can travel on both land and water—the airboat. A new weapon, the quick-firing slug-loaded O12 shotgun, is also coming to PUBG. Performance and stability upgrades made to PUBG will allow current-gen consoles to take advantage of their upgraded hardware with additional graphical options. 

Options like Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA), Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing (FXAA), and the decision between “Resolution Priority” and “Frame Priority” allow for adjustments to visuals and performance. 

Charms can now be worn on all weapons, there is a new Workshop where players can create skins that aren’t sold, and the Weapon Mastery system has been updated with new awards and more advancements.

New PUBG maps and weapons are always interesting additions that give the game more variety, and the improvement of console graphics settings is encouraging for its long-term stability and visual fidelity.  As performance and stability issues have been a major concern for console gamers for several years, it is hoped that work will continue to be done to improve PUBG on consoles.

PUBG Update 18.2 Patch Notes

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Below are the official PUBG update 18.2 patch notes:

New Content

  • New Map: Deston
    • Available as a Featured Map.
    • Playable in TPP and FPP.
    • Solo, Duos, Squads (including 1-Man Squads) are available.
    • Available modes may vary per region.
    • Available in Custom Matches and Sandbox Mode (PC).
    • Bots may spawn in Deston.
    • Available vehicles: Pickup, Dacia, Coupe RB, Motorbike, Dirt Bike, Roadster Motorcycle, Quad, Buggy, Boat, Aquarail, and Airboat.
    • The Flare Gun, DP-28, S12K, G36C, QBU, QBZ, K2, Sticky Bomb, Mortar, Lynx AMR, 15x Scope will NOT spawn in Deston.
  • New Feature: Ascenders
    • Ascenders are spread throughout the map as ropes attached to objects that allow vertical traversal.
    • Both ends of the Ascender are accessible at any time.
    • You can not use an Ascender when another player is currently using the same one.
  • New Location: Cell Towers
    • Cell Towers are very tall and thin Ascender-focused buildings.
    • When you press the Interaction key at the top of the tower, you will be flung into the air in the direction you’re facing.
  • New Feature: Drone Accessible Space
    • We have also created spaces in Deston that are only accessible by drones.
  • New Feature: Security Keys and Security Doors
    • Pick up Security Keys, unlock Security Doors, and pick up high-tier items at your own risk.
    • Security Doors are located throughout buildings in Deston.
    • Security Keys will World spawn around the map or stack in your inventory.
  • New Feature: Fuel Pump
    • Fuel Pumps will be located throughout Deston, allowing you to refuel your vehicles.
    • Only the driver riding the vehicle can press the Interaction key to refuel the vehicle.
  • New Weapon: O12
    • Introducing the world’s fastest shotgun. O12 is relatively long-range than any other shotgun.
    • The O12 will world spawn in Deston.
    • Weapon slot: Primary weapon
    • Ammo: 12 Gauge Slug
  • New Vehicle: Airboat
    • The airboat is very fast over bodies of water. it can travel through shallow water, swamps, and open water. 
    • It can travel over land as well.
    • It is faster than land vehicles in shallow water.
    • It can carry up to 5 players.
  • New System: Workshop
    • The Workshop is where you can now craft your own skins with never-before-seen materials!
    • Purchase Chests and keys from the Store, gather Imprints, Vouchers, Credits, and Tokens, murmur a little bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, and craft various skins!
    • You can choose to do Regular Crafting or Special Crafting at the Workshop menu.
    • To use the Workshop, a Hunter’s Chest and/or an Archivist’s Chest is required.
  • World Update: Miramar
    • By improving the level of the terrain that caused inconvenience while driving, smoother driving is possible when driving a vehicle.
    • The quality of small cottages and storage buildings have been improved inside and out. 
    • Due to high win rates, the billboard on San Martin’s roof has been removed. 
    • Some house buildings have been improved in the outside. 
    • A storage’s fences and layouts have been rearranged.
    • Billboards have been installed over the map. 
    • The location name Oasis is added to the minimap.
    • The water depth in Oasis comes at the character’s ankle height around the shore. At the center, it comes at the character’s waist level, so the character cannot be prone in the water. Also, the level of the terrain has been lowered around the oasis.  
    • Vehicle Spots are added.
    • A vehicle spot is added near the Oasis. Certain vehicles’ spawning spots have been relocated.
    • Three vehicle spots have been added near the roads of Chumacera.

Console Graphics Options

  • Anti-Aliasing options will be available on the following consoles.
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One X
    • PlayStation 5
    • PlayStation 4 Pro

Additional Supported Graphics Specs

    • 60 FPS
    • 4K
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • 60 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA
    • “Resolution Priority” Option
    • 30 FPS
    • 4K
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • “Framerate Priority” Option
    • 60 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • 30 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA
    • 4K Monitor
    • 60 FPS
    • QHD
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • Non-4K Monitor
    • 60 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • “Resolution Priority” Option
    • This option is displayed on 4K-supported monitors but not on non-supported monitors. 
    • 30 FPS
    • QHD
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • “Frame Priority” Option
    • This option is displayed on 4K-supported monitors but not on non-supported monitors. 
    • 60 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA ↔ TAA
    • 30 FPS
    • FHD
    • FXAA


  • Optimized memory use by compressing data used to show indoor reflections. As a result, you can save over 50MB of memory on Xbox One S.
  • Slightly reduced CPU usage for all vehicles. This helps secure frames when multiple vehicles are on one screen, especially when playing on low-end console devices.
  • Reduced memory consumption by flushing the cache memory in the physics engine when switching between map and lobby. As a result, you can save at least 30MB to 50MB, depending on the world you’re on.

Bug Fixes

  • Training Mode 1v1 Arena fixes:
    • Removed related camera renderings as players could not enter spectator mode when a player dies per round.
    • Fixed the issue where the player was not visible in spectator mode when participating in an arena match through certain steps.
    • Spectating is now unavailable after a participant dies in a 1v1 Arena match.
    • Removed Report Player UI from the match result screen after a 1v1 Arena match.
    • Fixed the temporary freeze issue when moving on to the next round.
    • Fixed an issue where a player who died in the third round would enter spectator view of the spectating players.
    • Fixed the issue where you could exit to the lobby from the match results screen after you die during a match.
    • Fixed the stuttering issue when moving on to the next round.
  • Fixed the issue of the moving Mirado and Pony Coupe even after parking.
  • Fixed the issue of the incorrect interaction animation being shown of a teammate using a Drone.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to select certain Spawn Kit categories in Arcade Mode – TDM after setting language to Russian.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to receive Weapon Mastery XP after
  • getting a kill with the Lynx AMR.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of vehicles receiving damage from colliding with broken objects (when server is unstable).
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the size of the arrow on recommended items getting reduced when dropping a recommended item.
  • (Console) Fixed the Voice Chat issues occurring on the Xbox Series.
  • Fixed collision, texture, performance, and more general issues in Miramar.
  • Fixed the issue of a certain door’s window not breaking in Taego after vaulting it.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to pick up a deployed Mortar in certain spots in Erangel and Taego.
  • Fixed the issue of a “Looking for Team” message for Ranked being shown to a player currently unable to play Ranked.
  • Fixed the issue of the drop-down menu in Ranked’s Stats tab overlapping with the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed the issue of a vehicle’s UI being shown over the World Map in Training Mode.
  • Fixed the awkward text arrangement of the Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! screen when viewed in a Traditional/Simplified Chinese language setting.
  • Fixed the issue of the incorrect order of Contraband Crates being shown on the Hideout page after going through certain steps.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of the System Menu being cut off in 4:3 resolution.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of the default selection in the Social page not being set on the Friends tab.
  • (PC) Fixed the incorrect G-COIN label being shown at the Store – G-COIN tab after setting language to Portuguese.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the L-Stick key guide being shown in the Tutorial mission list.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the options bar remaining in the Friends Requests list even after accepting a request.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the sound effect being heard twice when moving between tabs in Match History.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the character’s wrists when equipping LISA’s BLACKPINK Top with Quasar King’s Gloves.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the character’s ankles when equipping ROSÉ’s BLACKPINK Shoes with most Bottoms skins.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the female character’s waist when equipping 10000DAYS’ Top with 10000DAYS’ Shorts.
  • (PC) Fixed the awkward texture when a female character equips Jeremy Lin Shades.

And that’s all we know so far about the new PUBG update and what it includes.

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