The developers announced in a press release on Monday, August 24 that the PUBG Mobile 1.0 update has brought a “new era” to the game, and will be available to players on September 8. The 1.0 update brings many improvements and changes, including new technologies, new UX, new game features, etc. In addition to the new update, PUBG Mobile also announced the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC) e-sports competition with a prize pool of US$2 million (approximately Rs 148.2 crore), which will start in late November.

The developer stated that with the 1.0 version update, the PUBG mobile version will be completely transformed to provide “the most realistic and immersive mobile experience.” It can improve the role, game and lobbying environment and gun battles. The team studied the interaction of particles, smoke bombs, blowing and scopes to make them feel more realistic. Actions such as skydiving, throwing and sprinting have also been optimized.

In addition, the model and texture quality and lighting system have also been improved to increase the realism of the sky, water and vegetation. The developer pointed out that the user interface of the PUBG mobile version has been adjusted to make it easy to use. This includes the quality of interaction, visual effects, motion and sound effects. A multi-screen switching mode will also be added, which is unique to PUBG Mobile. Games, communities and purchases have been divided into three areas for easy navigation.

Although there is no mention of Erangel 2.0 or the improved Erangel, the team did say that the “long-awaited surprise” will be announced soon.

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In addition, it is said that the 1.0 update can improve the gaming experience of low-end hardware, FPS can be increased by up to 30%, and the lag time can be reduced by up to 76%. New technology enables the installation package to provide better quality in the same size.

Speaking of PMGC, PMGC Season Zero has also been announced, and it will start in late November. The prize pool sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies is US$2 million, and players from all regions including the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and China can participate. Taking into account the pandemic situation at the time, the presence of the audience will be determined. More information about e-sports competitions will be disclosed on PUBG Mobile’s official YouTube channel.

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