In order to keep PUBG: Battlegrounds fresh, the KRAFTON team have continually tinkered. It’s that which they are doing again today and following on from a PC update a week ago, comes the PUBG Update 17.2 on console – and it adds in not just a 1v1 Arena in Training Mode, but some weapon balancing and an update to the Spotter Scope. Oh, and some ducks.
Available today for PUBG players to enjoy if they are playing on console (yep, with one of those being Xbox), is the PUBG: Battlegrounds Update 17.2.
It’s with this in which players can finally claim who’s the best in the squad with the new 1v1 Arena in Training Mode, whilst also discovering updates made to the Spotter Scope as well as balance changes to 5.56mm Designated Marksman Rifles (DMR) and the Mortar.
Already available on PC, Update 17.2 brings the following to console…
- 1v1 Arena in Training Mode: The 1v1 Arena has finished construction and is now available in Training Mode to welcome all types of combat practice in a suspenseful 1v1 setting. Players can go through 1v1 rounds with an opposing player or spectate intense battles and see who truly is the best of the squad.
- Spotter Scope Update: The previous Patch Notes hinted some big and small changes were soon to come to the Spotter Scope. The Spotter Scope and its automatic features of marking and following enemies continue to show overly strong performance, causing more stress than enjoyable experiences to our players. Therefore, the enemy detection range has been reduced from 1000m to 600m and the white passive marker will not appear automatically in ADS mode. Please visit the patch notes to see the full breakdown of changes made to the Spotter Scope.
- Weapon Balancing: Update 17.2 introduces changes to the 5.56mm DMRs – specifically the MK12 and the Mini14. Following the damage-related update, players found it challenging to handle the MK12 so its recoil recovery value has been improved to come in line with the Mini14’s stability. The Mini14’s damage has also been increased from 47 to 48. Following the release of the Taego-only Mortar weapon, the team has collected valuable player feedback and decided to implement changes to unlock its hidden potential. The Mortar can now be deployed on any terrain, except when the deploy angle is not secured or on water. The weapon will also be available on all maps, except Haven, in Normal matches and it will now take up the inventory slot.
We don’t need to tell you that you’ll need a copy of PUBG: Battlegrounds on Xbox or PlayStation in order to enjoy the update. Grab the Xbox version from the Xbox Store – it’s free to play so you’ve no excuse.