9.1 GB update
9.1 GB update

The new PUBG update released today includes some new features that are worth mentioning.

Official patch notes for the latest PUBG build have been released by the support team. Read in details here: Battleroyalgames Reddit.

12 default emotes are now available, with more being added in the future.

To use the new emote menu, hold down the ~ button and left-clicking the emote you want to be activated.

Away from the new emotes, fans will be able to use a new in-game friends list for the first time this week.

This patch is also focused on bringing various optimizations to the PUBG server and client.

According to Bluehole Inc, this will include mitigating lag and stutter instances and alleviated frame drop and lag occurrences happening when players are pushed together.

This usually starts from the second half of a match, or in dynamic situations, like when groups of players meet in a firefight.

This should mean a smoother environment to play in, although it won’t include the new limb and vehicle penetration system.

This has been pushed back due to changes being made, so fans will have to wait to hear more about this.

The full PUBG patch notes can be found below and include all the official changes Bluehole is making today:

Client optimization

  • Improved real-time response by reducing input lag
  • Mitigated the frame drop issue caused by the map loading process
  • Reduced burden on GPU by optimizing buildings in Erangel
  • Optimized the beginning and the end of effects
  • Optimized vehicle physics when driving at a certain speed

Server optimization

  • Optimized server network performance
  • Optimized vehicle physics when driving at a certain speed


  • Added PUBG friends list
  • Up to 50 people can be added as PUBG friends
  • Players with PUBG accounts can search and add friends freely regardless of the platform they are using (including Steam, Mail.ru, and DMM)
  • Friend list is a one-way follower concept, not a mutual acceptance between players
  • PUBG friends list is independent of the Steam friends list. You don’t have to be friends on Steam to be friends in PUBG
  • Up to 30 players you were recently in a team with will be shown on RECENT
  • Added main menu voice chat
  • You can chat with the players in your team while still in the main menu
  • When using the voice chat, a speaker icon will be displayed on the right of the player’s name
  • Removed the function of being able to invite a player from their career screen due to a technical issue

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS keeps on growing and updated to the latest users needs, assuming this, we don’t see this game’s hype going down anywhere soon. The developers are working very hard to keep the game sophisticated and free of hackers. We’ll surely see more upcoming updates from Bluehole addressing more bugs found in the game.