PUBG Update 10.3: Full patch notes and updates

Some eye-catching lighting improvements have been made to the Karakin map.

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PUBG Corporation has released update 10.3 for PUBG, which features a new weapon sound selection system, some lighting improvements for Karakin, and the ability to do emotes with teammates.

The update is now available on PUBG’s test servers. Additionally, PUBG Corp. has restricted queues on the test server to normal matches on Karakin to ensure “smooth matchmaking.” This won’t impact queues on the live servers, though.

The developers have also announced that PUBG’s next update (11.1) will arrive a bit later than usual due to the PUBG Global Invitational.S (PGI.S) 2021. The PGI.S will begin on Feb. 5 and will go on until Match 28.

Here are the complete patch notes for PUBG’s 10.3 update.

Weapon Sound Select System

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The Weapon Sound Select System allows players to select between the original and remastered versions of certain weapon sounds.

Supported weapons:

  • M249
  • M416
  • Kar98k
  • SKS

Select your preference from the Settings Menu, under the Audio tab.

Karakin map improvements

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  • Karakin Lighting Improvements
    • Karakin has received lighting pass, improving overall lighting and giving each area it’s own unique feel and tone.
  • General bug fixes across the map to improve the player experience.
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Kicking AFK players in Training Mode

  • Much like in TDM, players who AFK in Training Mode will be removed from the session, with a 10 second warning prior to removal.
    • Players will receive a message after being kicked, to let you know why you’ve been removed.
  • Players who AFK in Training Mode after queuing for Ranked with Dual Matchmaking will be removed from the Training Mode session, but remain in their Ranked queue.
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Emote with your squadmates

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Certain emotes can now be used together, in sync with teammates. Emotes that support this feature are displayed with two characters in the emote image.

  • Sync-up your emotes with players within a 15 meter radius of your character or in the lobby on the main menu.
    • You can choose to stop emoting at any time, independent of the person who had initiated the emotes.
    • Free-look camera is supported while emoting in TPP only.
  • View each emote and the maximum number of players who can sync-up with you at once under Customization, Emotes, on the main menu.
  • You’re unable to use other interactions while emoting, such as vaulting or picking up items.

Improved store experience

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  • Improved G-Coin messaging on purchases to ensure players understand the value of their G-Coin purchase.
    • Previously, any bonus G-Coin was bundled into one G-Coin total. Now, bonus G-Coin is also displayed as an independent figure.
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  • Added Currency Filter
    • You can sort and browse the items by BP or G-Coin.

Season 10 is soon wrapping up

Haven will only be around until the end of season 10. Enjoy the most out of it while it’s here.

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Survivor Pass schedule

Survivor Pass: Breakthrough comes to an end on March 24. You still have two weeks from that point to claim all your rewards and access the coupon shop. But you’ll no longer be able to purchase or use Level-Up Tokens, purchase the Premium Survivor Pass, or complete missions from that date.

  • March 23, 7pm PDT
  • March 24, 11am KST
  • March 24, 3am CET

In regard to the ranked season schedule, stay tuned and PUBG Corp. will keep you updated with specific ranked announcements.

Reputation System update

The Reputation System introduced is designed to encourage positive player interactions within the community. PUBG Corp. said it’s been implemented after receiving “lots of player feedback” saying that certain penalties are too harsh.

  • Normal Matches: Exiting a match while in the starting area, prior to boarding the plane will not negatively impact your reputation.
  • Ranked Matches: You will lose reputation for exiting Ranked Matches, even if exiting while in the starting area prior to the plane leaving. There are some exceptions, which you can read below.
    • You can leave a Ranked Match up to 5 minutes after (but not before) the plane has taken off without losing reputation, in situations where matchmaking has provided you with a random teammate who has then exited the match.
    • Additionally, the same applies if matchmaking fails to provide you with at least one random teammate after queuing for Ranked Squads.

Performance enhancements

Several improvements have been made to various pipelines and processes to improve overall performance.

  • Improved performance for low core count CPUs.
  • Optimized the pipeline for lighting calculation methods to improve performance.
  • Improved CPU performance by processing both character animation and vehicle physics calculations in parallel.
  • Improved memory optimization of character models through memory cache optimization.
  • Improved memory and processing optimization cost.
  • Optimized CPU/GPU performance with improved character creation/deletion logic.
  • Optimizations have been made so that objects such as furniture and stairs, can be viewed normally while ADS even at medium/long distances.

Items and skins 

Emotes

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  • Victory Dance 39
  • Slow-dodge
  • Victory Dance 40
    • Sales Period: Feb. 9 at 8pm CT to Feb. 21 at 8pm CT

Valentine’s Day skins

They will be available from Feb. 13 at 8pm CT to March 13 at 8pm CT.

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  • RED HOOD’S BUNDLE
    • Red’s Scar
    • Red’s Hood
    • Red’s Jeans
    • Red’s Gloves
    • Red’s Boots
  • BIG BAD BUNDLE
    • Big Bad’s Hood
    • Big Bad’s Jeans
    • Big Bad’s Boots
  • Bloodlust Weapon Skins
    • Bloodlust – SKS
    • Bloodlust – Vector
  • Emotes
    • Victory Dance 41
    • Victory Dance 42

Bug fixes

Gameplay

  • Fixed the issue where sometimes respawns wouldn’t work correctly in TDM.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when Racy Reindeer Top and Lv. 2 Vest is equipped at the same time.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when a female character equips Sinister Skull Mask and PGI.S Hood.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when a female character equips Gen.g Jersey and Madsy Utility Belt.
  • Fixed the issue where the female character’s hair disappears when wearing Shiba Crew Hood Jersey and a hat.
  • Fixed the clipping issue when Christmas Party Jacket clips with the main weapon.
  • Fixed the issue where reporting a player in Custom Match – Observer didn’t function.
  • Fixed an issue where the livestream displays wouldn’t function correctly with certain PC configurations.
  • Fixed an issue where the video on livestream displays would stop working correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where when using a controller, the r-stick and d-pad on didn’t scroll or change focus when navigating the inventory in certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where certain vehicle parts were sticking out too low onto the ground.

UI/UX

  • Fixed an issue with an out-of-date Key Guide on the loading screen.
  • Fixed the issue where when selecting Emotes in the menu, the wrong sound effect played..
  • Fixed an issue where the size of a character in the PASS 10-2 loading screen was too large.
  • Fixed a translation setting issue for Japanese in the Reputation System.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering didn’t work when entering a banned word after pressing [CTRL] + [Backspace] before entering chat.
  • Fixed the issue where other players’ reputation levels were not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where the number of daily/weekly missions did not match the actual number of missions.
  • Fixed the issue where the previous season points are incorrectly displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon icon in use was displayed as a steering wheel when the observer is watching a player who is shooting while driving.
  • Fixed the issue where certain  nicknames are displayed in the wrong position when the observer zooms in on the map.
  • Fixed the issue where the visible/invisible hat icons in the inventory weren’t aligned correctly.
  • Fixed the issue where the Hero section in the News Page wasn’t displayed properly under certain conditions.
  • Fixed the issue where the attachment UI disappears when switching back and forth fast between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat in a vehicle with the inventory window open.