PUBG: New State developer Krafton has announced that its latest Battle Royale game will go into maintenance on December 16th. The developer will be rolling out a patch that will bring new content and updates to the Battle Royale game. The maintenance will be scheduled for more than six hours. Players will not be able to access PUBG: New State during the maintenance period. As part of the December update, players will receive a new weapon, new vehicles, more weapon customization options, and more.
Through a blog post, Krafton announced the maintenance schedule for PUBG: New State (revision). Battle Royale play will be shut down on December 16 from 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 6:30 a.m. UTC (5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) IST). According to the announced time, the maintenance should have been completed by now, at the time of writing. Once the game is under maintenance, players will no longer be able to access the game. When the game is updated on Krafton’s servers, players will need to update the game individually on iOS and Android to access the new content.
If for some reason the update button is not visible on the respective app stores, players will need to clear PUBG: New State cache to install the update. To clear the cache on Google Play Store, go to Settings > Application > Google Play Store > Storage > Delete Cache. Similarly, for Galaxy Store, go to Settings > Application > Galaxy Store > Storage > Delete Cache. However, there is no method mentioned to clear cache on iOS.
As part of the December update, players would gain access to Season 2 of the Survivor Pass which would allow them to unlock premium pass tier rewards with new vehicle skins and character costumes. Along with this, players will also get an L85A3 Assault Rifle with 5.56mm ammo. It is said to have the highest damage among all 5.56mm ammo weapons and performs well in medium to long range firefights. It will be available on the Erangel and Troi maps.
Additionally, players will also receive two new vehicles – Electron and Mesta. The former is a six-seater electric minibus while the latter is a two-seater petrol sports car. Electron can be found in Troi and the Training Grounds while Mesta can be found in Erangel, parts of Troi and the Training Grounds.
PUBG: New State will also receive new lobby music and the theme will receive new winter decorations. Once the game is updated, players will have access to all the aforementioned new content.