After weeks of teasing a new map, Tencent is all set to release PUBG Mobile update 0.19.0 on Tuesday, July 7. The official patch notes have now been released. The new update brings with it a new map, new Royale Pass Season 14, and a lot more. Servers aren’t expected to offline for this update and will require approximately 1.84 GB of storage space on Android devices and 2.13 GB of storage space on iOS devices.
The biggest change will be the addition of a brand new map called ‘Livik,’ which was earlier available in beta as ‘Secret Map.’ This will be the first-ever exclusive map built only for the mobile version of PUBG. It’s the smallest map, measuring 2km x 2km, with 52 players and 15 minute match times. Two new guns, namely P90 SMG and MK12, will only be available on the new map. There’s no mention of much-awaited Erangel 2.0, though.
Even though the update goes live tomorrow, the Season 14 Royale Pass, ‘Spark the Flame’, is only expected to arrive on July 14th. A new theme, ‘The Ancient Secret’, is also expected to come soon. It will also only be available on Erangel and Miramar.
A new season warm-up event will also go live tomorrow. It will enable players to battle in 4-player teams in Classic Mode (unranked) and complete missions to earn a small amount of Season 14 ranking points. After the version update, Payload and RageGear modes will only be available during the weekends and Bluehole mode will no longer be available.
The update also brings small improvements to the gameplay as you can now choose whether to pick Quickdraw Mags or Extended Mags first. The game will now notify when a teammate fails to fire the flare gun. Tencent has finally fixed the screen lockup issue when a player is stuck on ‘Loading’ when entering the battle on an unstable network.
You can checkout the official changelog here.