PUBG seems to be getting a new mode. Based on leaked information circulating, the new mode from PUBG will combine elements of FPS and Auto Battler. This information comes from PlayerIGN. In a video, he provides an explanation of PUBG’s new mode, which currently uses the code name Vostok.
In Vostok mode, players will compete with each other in 1v1 matches. Each player will have 3 lives. Every time a player loses, he will lose his life. When all three of his lives are up, he will be considered defeated. All players will compete with each other until only 1 player is left, which is a hallmark of the battle royale genre.
However, this new mode from PUBG also has an FPS element. Winning players will get bonus money so they can buy better weapons and equipment, just like the mechanics used in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The amount of bonus that players get is determined based on their performance in the previous round. Players will be able to buy new weapons or equipment right away or save their money so they can buy more expensive weapons in the final rounds.
Given that the information about this new mode from PUBG is still not official, it is not yet known whether this mode will indeed be launched. PlayerIGN feels that if the combined FPS and Auto-Battler mode is released, this mode will only be able to be played in the middle of Update 8.3 or even at the beginning of Season 9.
A few months ago, PUBG also introduced the bots feature, which serves to help new players learn how to play the game. In an open letter, Joon H. Choi, Lead Project Manager, PUBG Console Team revealed that more and more new players were killed at the start of the match. Not only that, they couldn’t even injure the other players.
This will make it difficult for new players to learn to be better. Therefore, PUBG added the bots feature in the hope that new players will be able to learn the combat mechanics in PUBG without having to worry about being killed by veteran players.
As of July 2020, PUBG Corp. launched PUBG Update 8.1. At that time, they also revealed PUBG’s achievements as a game. As of July 2020, the game has sold 70 million copies since its launch in 2017. By adding a new mode that combines the elements of FPS and Auto-Battler, this will make PUBG even more popular among fans of both genres.