With the recent downtime and scheduled maintenance, many fans were expecting the big PUBG Mobile update 0.5.0 to land today.
However, while we did see the partial rollout of Season 2, fans are now waiting for all the new content that has been teased.
TenCent have been showing off what new content is coming to the game, posting pictures of new weapons, as well as the Miramar map.
And it looks like the wait shouldn’t be too long.
Tencent community manager have confirmed that the development are now working to a release window.
The good news is that it should mean the launch of a new PUBG Mobile update on Android and iOS this week.
The bad news is that we don’t what day it could drop.
Lucky for fans, Tencent have promised to announce when the new update drops via Reddit, while also providing the patch notes for 0.5.0.
We already know that the Miramar desert map will be included, with all the new vehicles and guns you’d expect.
There will also be new Map Select options added on the main menu, the Arcade Mode adding sniper support, and new Fog mechanics.
New Achievement avatars are also expected to be added to the game, as well as new Profile options and scope toggles.
And like with the last major PUBG Mobile update, fans may need to be ready for some player disruption after the server outage.
The last Mobile update saw Android players get patched first, while iOS users saw a lengthy delay.
This was apparently connected to problems with the update certification process at Apple, and it’s unclear if something similar could happen this week.
The odds are on the issues having been ironed out before the release of 0.5.0, meaning a smoother rollout is probably on the cards.
It was recently revealed that Tencent has released a new emulator that lets users play PUBG Mobile with a mouse and keyboard.
“Tencent’s best-ever emulator for PUBG Mobile,” reads the official description. “Flexible and precise control with a mouse and keyboard combo.”
However, the PUBG Mobile PC emulator is limited in terms of matchmaking, but is ideal for players who don’t enjoy the touch controls.
The PUBG Mobile emulator is also in beta, so matchmaking restrictions may be lifted in the future.
PUBG Mobile currently utilises touch controls similar to Fortnite.
Movement is controlled on the left side of the screen, while weapons are fired by pressing the right side of the screen.
While the controls are intuitive enough, it’s no match for mouse and keyboard aiming and movement.