To celebrate the upcoming PUBG Mobile‘s third Anniversary on 21 March 2021, a fresh wave of updates is arriving in the game including music-themed gameplay, new firearm, vehicle, Metro Royale new chapter and more festive celebration content.
Now, players can turn up the jams and chicken dinners with the PUBG Mobile Version 1.3 content update, available for free via the App Store and Google Play.
Version 1.3 content update introduces an electronic music festival in-game as the celebration of PUBG Mobile 3rd Anniversary. In this version, players can drop into the all-new music-themed game mode “Hundred Rhythms” on the beloved Erangel map.
When players queue for the new variant, they will be prompted to choose one of three special armbands on Spawn Island, which boast unique in-game powers. The armbands each offer one core active ability boost and can upgrade with two passive boosts by collecting cassettes throughout the map.
The three “Hundred Rhythms” armband skills are Guardian Armband, Recon Knight Armband and Survivor Armband with descriptions are as follows:
- Music Barrier (Active) – This skill activates a device that generates a semi-transparent barrier to reduce part of the damage from enemy fire
- Music Conversion (Passive) – This skill activates an interactive feature of the barrier generator. Players can use this feature to disable the barrier and recover the Energy of allies within range instead
- Pop Metal (Passive) – Players and allies have decreased reload time within the barrier
Recon Knight Armband
- Sonic Scan (Active) – Players with this ability can throw a scanning device, revealing the location of nearby enemies with marks
- Encore (Passive) – Knocking down marked enemies recovers player health
- Sound Burst (Passive) – Ammunition deals additional electric charge damage when dealt to marked enemies
- Stealth (Active) – This ability allows players to activate a wearable Ghillie Suit for a short time, which conceals weapons and backpack on their backs
- Surveillance (Passive) – A UI tip will appear on-screen if there are any enemies nearby
- Breathing Easy (Passive) – Health is generated after a period of no damage being dealt to them
Additionally, PUBG Mobile’s Version 1.3 updated features also include Mosin-Nagant, a 7.62mm bolt-action sniper rifle that is as powerful as the Kar98K, but it’s bullets fly faster and has less damage drop-off. It can knock out an unarmored enemy with a single shot from a long distance. The Mosin-Nagant will spawn on Erangel and Vikendi, replacing some of the Kar98K rifles.
Motor Glider, players can now traverse Erangel and Miramar from the skies in this two-seat aerial vehicle that consists of a front seat for the pilot and a back seat where passengers can shoot from. To take off, the Motor Glider must gain enough speed, and then the pilot must press the ascend button to raise the nose. The Motor Glider uses fuel based upon its engine speed.
Lastly, Metro Royale Update reveals a new chapter “Uncover” in Metro Royale mode, while Metro Exodus monsters and Tikhar Rifle are removed. At the start of the new chapter, player rankings, honour levels, and inventory will be reset. New honour rewards released, including AG, permanent finishes, and other cool rewards. Extra elite enemies will suddenly appear on the battlegrounds, which can be defeated for great rewards. More AI and equipment balancing adjustments made.
Meanwhile, preheating the 3rd Anniversary Celebration in March, PUBG Mobile also released its first CG movie titled The Growth along with the 1.3 content update. The movie recaps the growth process of common players in the world of PUBG Mobile, available now in-game.