PUBG PS4 update 1.74 (v13.1) is now available to download for players. According to the official PUBG 1.74 patch notes, the latest update brings lots of changes and improvements to Taego. Apart from this, PUBG version 1.74 also includes general stability fixes.
Previously, a big update added the newest 8×8 map: Taego, self-aid, new weapons, and much more. Recently, a hotfix was also released.
Unfortunately, since the last major update, players are experiencing a number of issues while playing the game. Today’s PUBG update 1.73 will fix a few of these issues.
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PUBG 1.74 Patch Notes – (v13.1) August 12, 2021
MULTI CARE PACKAGES
We have received a lot of player feedback asking for an increase in the amount of Care Package air drops available in each match. Let’s fix that!
Previously, it was generally only one player who’d get all the loot from each drop, with not much left to go around. With this update, we’ve dramatically increased the number of Care Packages, through additional small air drops, allowing more players the chance to hunt them down and loot them up.
When the situation is right, additional Care Packages can be used as hard cover to engage or retreat from your opponent.
Increased the number of Care Packages
Standard Care Packages: One
Small Care Packages: 5 – 15
Multi-drop Care Package Contents
Ammo, healing items, throwables. Standard Care Package spawn items can also be found inside, with low probability.
The Taego Secret Room can change the course of your match and help you win that chicken dinner. Top-tier gear, including items not found elsewhere on the Battlegrounds can be looted inside the secret room.
Hidden keys are scattered across Taego and can looted, then used to access the Taego Secret Room.
How to enter the Secret Room
After obtaining the key, you can open the secret room door and enter to loot items.
Low chance of Care Package items
Large number of healing items and throwables
A simple leisurely plane ride to the Battlegrounds? Maybe not so much.. stay alert and pay attention to the flight crew’s instructions, as not every flight is a smooth one. Engine failure can cause your plane to catch fire and come hurtling towards the ground while attempting to make an emergency landing.
The emergency landing plane moves faster than the standard starting plane, but the fall height varies greatly, resulting in a varied falling duration.
The farther you jump at the beginning of the flight, the farther you can travel. The later you jump off, the shorter you can travel, as the plane altitute decreases.
If you decide not to jump off the plane, you’ll take 50% damage at the end of its journey.
ITEM SPAWN CHANGES
Based on player feedback, we’re making the following Taego item spawn changes:
Spawn Rate Changes
Self AED: 37% increase
Stocks: 1% decrease
Stun Grenade: 14% decrease
Molotov Cocktail: 3% decrease
New Items Added
Sanhok was originally released in 2018 and remastered in 2020. We haven’t stopped there and continue to make additional changes and improvements across the map. Based on the feedback received after the remaster, we’re improving movement flow in specific areas and adding additional cover to encourage more diverse and reactive gameplay.
NORTHWEST ISLAND GEOGRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS
When moving to the northwest island, players often had no choice but to cross the water without going over the bridge and instead traverse the island’s outskirts, with no choice but to cross the water and engage enemies from a difficult position.
We have added cover to the previously open west to north coast areas near South Ruins and its connecting area.
Added small cliffs and rocks to be used as cover on the south beach of the northwest island.
NORTHWEST ISLAND TEMPLE AT THE SUMMIT IMPROVEMENTS
Some buildings usable as cover did not spawn items, so we felt the need to improve those areas. Additionally, there wasn’t very much cover for those game enough to make the journey from Camp Alpha and climb towards the temple.
Relocated the Temple.
Removed the buildings which did not have item spawns and replaced them with new buildings containing item spawns.
Removed cliffs and added cover.
Adjusted the angles of the rocks.
MATCHMAKING – MAP ROTATION
Paramo has been removed and Karakin has been added to Normal Matches
Maps available in Normal Matches:
WEAPON BALANCE UPDATE
As a battle royale game where every match presents different situations, we believe each weapon category should have its purpose in certain types of encounters. When checking our data, we found DMRs to be overperforming at long to very long ranges. However, at very long distances you would expect SRs to have an advantage. These balance changes should make SRs more viable than before – especially for engagements at very long distances.
Alongside buffs to SRs, including improved bolting animation and transition speeds, certain ARs and the PP-Bizon receive recoil reductions or an increase in damage.
Read below for full details.
The ballistics of the following Sniper Rifles have been adjusted:
Increased muzzle velocity (+20-25m/s)
Slightly flatter bullet trajectory
Increased damage coefficient at long range (0.9 → 0.95)
Some mechanics of the following Sniper Rifles have been adjusted:
Kar98k( +Julie’s Kar98k)
Decreased bolt-action delay (~10%)
Increased bolt-action speed
Faster transition to scoping after bolting.
Increased rate of fire (~20%)
The following balance changes have been applied to DMRs:
Increased bullet drop and reduced damage coefficient at long range for the Mini 14, QBU, SKS and SLR.
Decreased damage coefficient at long range for the Mk12. (~5-10%)
Increased damage (41 → 42)
Slightly reduced horizontal recoil
Slightly reduced horizontal recoil
Increased damage (51 → 52)
Reduced horizontal recoil during extended sprays
Increased damage (35 → 36)
NEW FEATURE: SPRAYS
Introducing the new Spray feature! You can spray on the ground, building walls during the match. Express your emotions through various sprays!
Sprays can be applied to most surfaces, excluding water, windows, vehicles, and players.
You can apply Sprays at close-range only and in most situations, including while moving or standing still.
Sprays cannot be used in the lobby.
Sprays can be equipped under Customize – Emotes & Sprays tab.
Each player can only have one spray displayed in the world at a time, with new sprays replacing previous ones.
MATCH RESULTS SCREEN IMPROVEMENT – IN-GAME
Introducing the new Winner Winner Chicken Dinner celebration to make those wins just that bit more special! Alongside this new end-of-match celebration, the results screen has also been improved.
The celebration begins for winners at match-end and can be canceled, with the match result screen displayed once the celebration is complete.
If your team wins but you have been killed during the match in Duos and Squads, you will be able to watch your teammates celebrate.
The celebration isn’t shown if players remain on the death screen, instead showing the match results immediately.
MATCH RESULTS PAGE IMPROVEMENT – LOBBY
You can now quickly and easily add friends and check your teammates’ stats without having to open the match report. Show off some personal flair in the lobby by showcasing your avatar and nameplate.
Easily view solo or team match stats, including kills, assists and damage.
Supported in Normal and Ranked Matches.
Not supported in Custom, Arcade and Labs.
Ranked Match results page has been added.
KILL MESSAGE IMPROVEMENTS
The center-screen combat feed has been updated to improve visibility and ease of use while engaging in combat. Instead of only the most recent feed entry displaying center screen, the feed will now show up to four messages simultaneously, making it much easier to keep track of multiple combat events happening in quick succession.
Up to four actions can be displayed at a time, with different colors and effects to easily identify them.
Kills and Assist counts now have animated effects.
If multiple actions happen at once, up to four messages are displayed.
The Quick Marker distance has been increased, allowing the marker to be used in more situations.
Increased the distance from 300m to 1000m.
Now available in Solo Mode.
Vending Machine locations can be shared with your squad using Radio Messages.
Increased the number of maximum Waypoints from 4 to 6.
AUTO EQUIP ATTACHMENTS
We have made a significant quality of life improvement to both Auto Equip Attachment options, with attachments now equipping automatically even with a full inventory. Previously, a full inventory would prevent this function from working as expected.
Ensure either “Auto Equip Attachments with Interaction Key” or “Auto Equip Attachments from Inventory” options are enabled.
Acquired items must be an attachment which is compatible with an empty weapon attachment slot.
Upon purchase, single purchase items are now marked as purchased and moved to the end of the store page.
Updated the message displayed with G-Coin purchases and removed the “Move” button.
Added quantity option to $99.99 G-Coin option (Maximum of five).
Spray items are available.
The “Emotes” tab name has changed to “Emotes & Sprays”.
Improved backend prepass system logic to slightly improve performance.
ITEMS & SKINS
Sales period is subject to change.
Addressed a bug where specific flora could cause collision damage.
Fixed a flickering issue on the wooden windows of a particular Taego building.
Addressed a bug where the final Blue Zone wouldn’t function correctly in Custom Matches when setting the final Blue Zone location slider to 100%.
Addressed a bug where the MP5K reload animation was canceled when using a boost item.
Fixed some locations where items couldn’t be looted due to being obstructed by other objects.
Fixed a visual issue on Miramar where lines would appear on building walls when scoped.
Addressed a bug where Steam and Discord Rich Presence wouldn’t display the correct status in Normal, Ranked, and Arcade Mode lobbies.
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