The weapon skin system is here.
A new patch is now available for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Following a round of server maintenance, developer PUBG Corp. has deployed Update #8 for the PC version, adding new weapon customization options and a few other features to the popular battle royale game.
The centerpiece of the update is the new weapon skin system, which gives players the ability to customize their guns’ appearance with a variety of new skins. These can be acquired from loot boxes and applied to weapons from the Customization menu. You can take a look at some of the skins we’ve gotten in our gallery.
Players can find weapon skins in two new types of loot boxes: Triumph and Raider. Triumph is a type of random, weekly crate that requires a real-money key to open; Raider, meanwhile, is a non-random loot box that can be unlocked without a key. PUBG Corp. has outlined the drop rates for each crate and the skins they contain on the Steam forums.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of PUBG’s Early Access release, PUBG Corp. is offering players a free anniversary weapon skin. Everyone who logs in to the game for a limited time will receive the Year One – SCAR-L skin, which you can see above.
In addition to that, the new patch addresses a handful of bugs, including one that would cause a player who is exiting a slow-moving vehicle to be treated as if they were hit by it. PUBG Corp. has also said it is “considering” implementing region-locking to “provide a better gameplay experience.”