PUBG: New State is set to go into maintenance later today on December 9, as publisher Krafton releases an update for the recently launched battle royale game. The December update for PUBG: New State brings new weapons and vehicles to players along with the Survivor Pass Volume 2. The update will be available after the maintenance window closes. Krafton is expected to add new weapons and two new vehicles, as well as weapon customization, with the December update for PUBG New State.
Krafton announced the downtime on the game’s website, stating that PUBG: New State (review) will go into maintenance today. However, the publisher did not specify the timing of the maintenance window when the game will not be available to players. Once the update is installed on the game’s servers, players will need to update their copies of the game on iOS and Android to access the new content.
As part of the December update, Krafton is introducing the Survivor Pass Volume 2, which will allow players to unlock upgraded tier rewards for the Premium Pass, granting costumes and vehicle skins and 1,500 NC (currency of the game) to reach level 48, according to an earlier report. The new Survivor Pass Volume 2 will be available after the December update goes live, according to Krafton.
The L85A3 Assault Rifle, a new weapon with 5.56mm ammo, will be available once the December PUBG: New State update is complete, according to Krafton. Players will be able to find the weapon in Erangel and Troi. It offers the highest damage rate (with a low rate of fire) in the 5.56 assault rifle category and can be used for medium to long range targeting.
Meanwhile, players will also have access to Electron and Mesta, two new vehicles in PUBG: New State. Electron will be a six-seater minibus and can be found at the Training Grounds or in Troi. Meanwhile, Mesta is a sports car that will be available in Standard and Open models. He can be found in Erangel, Troi and at the training ground, according to Krafton.
As the holiday season approaches, Krafton will also be updating PUBG: New State lobby music and theme, with new winter decorations. Once updated, players will have access to weapon customization, allowing them to tweak their weapon performance for better accuracy, damage, or range.
Using weapon customizations will have varied effects, such as changing the M416’s long barrel will increase recoil, while increasing the damage dealt to opponents. Krafton will also include a host of bug fixes as part of the update, along with improvements to team deathmatch mode, character controls and actions, maps, and more. as part of the December update.