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PUBG Update 2.14 Patch Notes for PS4 & Xbox (Patch 18.2)

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PUBG update 2.14 for PS4 and Xbox is rolling out for players. According to the official PUBG 2.14 patch notes, the latest update 18.2 added a new map (Deston), a new feature (Ascenders, Security Doors, Fuel Pump), and much more. Apart from this, PUBG console version 2.14 also includes a new weapon, a new water boat as well as a long list of changes and bug fixes.

Previously, a big update added Vikendi, new Survivor Pass: Galaxy Squad, weapon and Spotter Scope balance changes. Recently, a hotfix was also released.

Unfortunately, since the last major update, players are experiencing issues with the game. Today’s PUBG patch 2.14 will fix a few of these issues.

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PUBG 2.14 Patch Notes (Update 18.2) – July 21, 2022

NEW MAP: DESTON

The wait is over. Our 9th new map we’ve been teasing about all this time is finally here this update. Welcome to the 8x8km near-future and ravaged world: DESTON!

Deston (formerly known as “Codename: Kiki”) presents you diverse biomes – a flooded downtown embracing one of the tallest skyscrapers you’ve ever seen in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a murky swamp, clear coasts, beautiful mountains, and unexplored islands.

Check out our Deston website HERE to go on a VR map tour (July 13th UTC) and delve more into the unknown before its live server release.

  • Deston is…
    • Available as a Featured Map.
    • Playable in TPP and FPP.
      • Solo, Duos, Squads (including 1-Man Squads) available.
      • Available modes may vary per region.
    • Available in Custom Matches and Sandbox Mode (PC).
  • Bots may spawn in Deston.
  • Available vehicles: Pickup, Dacia, Coupe RB, Motorbike, Dirt Bike, Roadster Motorcycle, Quad, Buggy, Boat, Aquarail, and Airboat.
  • The Flare Gun, DP-28, S12K, G36C, QBU, QBZ, K2, Sticky Bomb, Mortar, Lynx AMR, 15x Scope will NOT spawn in Deston.
  • A few points of interest
    • RIPTON: The overflow of water has submerged this sprawling city… players will have to wade through shallow water to pass through while always having to be on the alert for enemies lurking at the highest levels of surrounding skyscrapers. Here, you can travel seamlessly from the ground to the sky and back down again with tall buildings! But to prevent snipers from being too advantageous, we’ve made sure not every building here is accessible. (ex. Some buildings may only have a single floor accessible.)
  • SWAMP: Take a stroll through some trees, grass, and houses built along the water and enjoy a suspenseful cat and mouse with your enemies knee-deep in water!
  • CONCERT: An outdoor concert festival grounds where you’re free to strut some dance moves before heading out to fight for that Chicken Dinner.
  • HYDROELECTRIC DAM: This area was once used as one of the green methods for generating power in Deston.
  • ASSEMBLY: Observe how wind turbines are made here at the Assembly!
  • ARENA: Don’t let all the entertainment at this paintball arena distract you too much from your main purpose.

MAP UTILITY ITEMS

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS has a variety of special items that can be looted and consumed to create interesting gameplay.

Therefore, to prompt even more diversified plays, we are introducing players who enter Deston to the new MAP UTILITY ITEMS. These items will trigger special in-game interactions depending on the situation, which are expected to provide a new core game flow without breaking player immersion.

  • MAP UTILITY ITEMS…
    • Will be placed in your Inventory once you enter Deston.
    • Will not be consumed on use and may be used as many times as you wish.
    • Will not affect Inventory weight.
    • Can NOT be dropped from the Inventory.
    • Can NOT be swapped with other Inventory items.
    • Will occupy their own Inventory slot.
  • Available Map Utility Items
    • ASCENDER ATTACHMENT
      • Allows you to use any Ascender as often as they want.
    • UTILITY PARACHUTE
      • Looks exactly like the Emergency Parachute.
      • Can be activated by pressing the Interaction key after jumping off a certain height.
  • KEYS
ACTION PC CONSOLE (XBOX & STADIA / PLAYSTATION®)
Interaction to use Map Utility Items F B / O

NEW FEATURE: ASCENDER

Are you going to climb those towering skyscrapers on foot?

Nope! Travel the flashy and fastest way on vertical spaces with the new ASCENDERS!Use the Ascenders to create some Mission Impossible moments while getting your hands on some loot at the top!

  • Ascenders are spread throughout the map as ropes attached to objects that allow vertical traversal.
    • Both ends of the Ascender are accessible any time.
  • With an Ascender, you can swiftly descend from the highest rooftop with no risk of fall damage.
  • You can not use an Ascender when another player is currently using the same one.
  • You are unable to loot items from the ground when you’re on an Ascender.
  • Once mounted on an Ascender:
    • You can move up and down the rope using movement keys.
      • Using the Sprint key while MOVING DOWN (ONLY) will increase the speed of descent.
    • You can dismount from the Ascender at any point.
      • If you dismount at the top of the rope, you will teleport to the spot on the building near the top.
      • Otherwise, you will let go and fall.
    • You can still be shot and killed on an Ascender.
      • You will detach from the Ascender and fall to the ground.
  • Ropes can be found inside and outside structures.
    • Ropes are static objects that don’t have movement.
    • Ropes can be found on varying heights based on the structure.
  • CELL TOWERS
  • Cell Towers are very tall and thin ASCENDER-FOCUSED BUILDINGS.
  • These towers allow you to ride an Ascender from the ground level up to a very high position in one, long ascent.
  • Ascending and descending on a Cell Tower provides a faster traveling speed compared to regular Ascenders.
  • When you press the Interaction key at the top of the tower, you will be flung into the air in the direction you’re facing.
  • Shortly after being flung into the air, your Utility Parachute will automatically deploy, allowing you to safely glide a long distance.
  • Ascending a Cell Tower and traveling with your Utility Parachute will help you reach your destination faster than traveling on foot!

NEW FEATURE: SECURITY KEYS AND SECURITY DOORS

Discover new ways to roam Deston with the new SECURITY DOORS! Pick up SECURITY KEYS, unlock Security Doors, and pick up high-tier items at your own risk.

  • Security Doors are located throughout buildings in Deston.
  • Security Keys will…
    • World spawn around the map.
    • Stack in your Inventory.
  • Security Keys are consumable items and will be removed after single use.
  • Security Doors can be grouped together so that one Security Key can unlock the entire group.
  • Security Doors can not be closed nor relocked.
    • Therefore, the open doors will be a hint to other players that you’ve been (or still are) at this area.
  • Available modes
    • Only available in Deston.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

NEW FEATURE: FUEL PUMP

  • Fuel Pumps will be located throughout Deston.
  • Only the driver riding the vehicle can press the Interaction key to refuel the vehicle.
    • You are required to press the Interaction key for 1 second.
    • The vehicle much be at a full stop to refuel.
    • The use radius is 5m.
    • If the vehicle moves or the driver changes seats during refuel, the refuel will cancel.
    • The driver can repress the Interaction key to cancel fueling.
    • Vehicles must be missing a minimum amount of fuel before they can use the Fuel Pump.
  • There is no limit to using Fuel Pumps.
  • Fuel Pumps have a health value.
    • They can receive damage and be destroyed, which creates a large explosion and damages all players around it.
    • After receiving damage, Fuel Pumps will spark and begin leaking gas, exploding after a few seconds. Additional damage dealt to the Fuel Pump will cause it to explode sooner.
    • When a Fuel Pump’s health falls below a certain value, it will begin taking damage over time until it completely runs out of health.
    • Destroyed Fuel Pumps can not be used.
  • Available modes
    • Only available in Deston.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

NEW WEAPON: O12

Introducing the world’s fastest shotgun: O12.

Not only is the O12 a high-capacity weapon, but the potential lethality of each slug ammo combined with its sheer volume of fire will also make it feared in both close- and mid-range combat! Its relatively long range than any other shotgun will make the O12 a worthwhile choice for every player.

  • The O12 will world spawn in Deston.
  • Weapon slot: Primary weapon
  • Ammo: 12 Gauge Slug
  • Available modes
    • Only available in Deston.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.
STAT VALUE
Weapon Class Shotgun (SG)
Ammo Type 12 Gauge Slug
Fire Modes Single, Burst (3), Full-Auto
Damage 100
Effective Fire Range Approx. 300
Muzzle Velocity 625 m/s
Rate of Fire (delay between shots) 480 RPM
Optical Attachments Holographic Sight, Red Dot Sight
Muzzle Attachments Can not attach the Choke (SG) and Duckbill (SG)Can attach Suppressor (AR, DMR, O12, S12K), Flash Hider (AR, DMR, O12, S12K), Compensator (AR, DMR, O12, S12K)
Grip Attachments Vertical Foregrip, Angled Foregrip, Half Grip, Thumb Grip, Lightweight Grip, Laser Sight
Magazine Attachments None
Stock Attachments None

NEW VEHICLE: AIRBOAT

Need a speedy ride capable of traveling on both water and land? The AIRBOAT will solve your worries of having to switch between different vehicles depending on the terrain.

  • THE AIRBOAT…
    • Is very fast over bodies of water.
      • Can travel through shallow water, swamps, and open water.
    • Can travel over land as well.
    • Faster than land vehicles in shallow water.
    • Carries up to 5 players.
  • Available modes
    • Only available in Deston.
    • Normal Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC)
      • Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.

ITEM TIER

Even though it is difficult to place a clear standard on an in-game item’s value (as they vary depending on the situation and definitely through time), we thought this would be the best time to readjust a bunch of our items’ tiers – including the earlier items that were not even bestowed a tier in the first place – as a sequential update to the Workshop.

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The tiers were readjusted based on each item’s in-game quality, how difficult they were/are to obtain, and many other factors. With this, we hope to create a synergy with new features such as the Workshop and upcoming updates as well.

You can check out the list of readjusted tiers of each item at the very bottom of the Patch Notes.

WEAPON MASTERY

Remember how we shared our plan for a significant overhaul of the Weapon Mastery, which had not been updated for a while, through the Weapon Mastery Overhaul announcement last March? We’ve expanded the Mastery Tier to motivate our already maxed-out players. Also, we have added must-have rewards, so level up and move on to the next tier to collect all rewards!

BP BALANCE

We’ve updated the match reward BP earning formula to reduce the gap in BP income among players.

  • This update applies to Normal/Ranked/Casual/TDM/LABS

CUSTOMIZE

  • O12 category has been added.

CUSTOM MATCH

  • To open up communication between players and observers, the “Observer Voice Chat” option has been re-added.

PERFORMANCE

  • Optimized memory use by compressing data used to show indoor reflections. As a result, you can save over 50MB of memory on Xbox One S.
  • Slightly reduced CPU usage for all vehicles. This helps secure frames when multiple vehicles are on one screen, especially when playing on low-end console devices.
  • Reduced memory consumption by flushing the cache memory in the physics engine when switching between map and lobby. As a result, you can save at least 30MB to 50MB, depending on the world you’re on.

BUG FIXES

GAMEPLAY

  • Training Mode 1v1 Arena fixes
    • Removed related camera renderings as players could not enter spectator mode when a player dies per round.
    • Fixed the issue where the player was not visible in spectator mode when participating in an arena match through certain steps.
    • Spectating is now unavailable after a participant dies in a 1v1 Arena match.
    • Removed Report Player UI from the match result screen after a 1v1 Arena match.
    • Fixed the temporary freeze issue when moving on to the next round.
    • Fixed an issue where a player who died in the third round would enter spectator view of the spectating players.
    • Fixed the issue where you could exit to the lobby from the match results screen after you die during a match.
    • Fixed the stuttering issue when moving on to the next round.
  • Fixed the issue of the moving Mirado and Pony Coupe even after parking.
  • Fixed the issue of the incorrect interaction animation being shown of a teammate using a Drone.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to select certain Spawn Kit categories in Arcade Mode – TDM after setting language to Russian.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to receive Weapon Mastery XP after
  • getting a kill with the Lynx AMR.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of vehicles receiving damage from colliding with broken objects (when server is unstable).
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the size of the arrow on recommended items getting reduced when dropping a recommended item.
  • (Console) Fixed the Voice Chat issues occurring on the Xbox Series.

WORLD

  • Fixed collision, texture, performance, and more general issues in Miramar.
  • Fixed the issue of a certain door’s window not breaking in Taego after vaulting it.
  • Fixed the issue of being unable to pick up a deployed Mortar in certain spots in Erangel and Taego.

UX/UI

  • Fixed the issue of a “Looking for Team” message for Ranked being shown to a player currently unable to play Ranked.
  • Fixed the issue of the drop-down menu in Ranked’s Stats tab overlapping with the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed the issue of a vehicle’s UI being shown over the World Map in Training Mode.
  • Fixed the awkward text arrangement of the Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! screen when viewed in a Traditional/Simplified Chinese language setting.
  • Fixed the issue of the incorrect order of Contraband Crates being shown on the Hideout page after going through certain steps.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of the System Menu being cut off in 4:3 resolution.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of the default selection in the Social page not being set on the Friends tab.
  • (PC) Fixed the incorrect G-COIN label being shown at the Store – G-COIN tab after setting language to Portuguese.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the L-Stick key guide being shown in the Tutorial mission list.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the options bar remaining in the Friends Requests list even after accepting a request.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the sound effect being heard twice when moving between tabs in Match History.

ITEMS & SKINS

※ Clipping issue: Graphics that are shown outside the visible part of an image/object.

  • Fixed the clipping issue on the character’s wrists when equipping LISA’s BLACKPINK Top with Quasar King’s Gloves.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the character’s ankles when equipping ROSÉ’s BLACKPINK Shoes with most Bottoms skins.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the female character’s waist when equipping 10000DAYS’ Top with 10000DAYS’ Shorts.
  • (PC) Fixed the awkward texture when a female character equips Jeremy Lin Shades.

Download free PUBG version 2.14 for PS4 and Xbox One.

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