PUBG Corp has released a new update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which has recently gone into Season 7. Update 7.1 sees the return of Vikendi, PUBG’s snow-covered map that was removed back in Season 6 when Karakin was added to the battle royale game. It’s not the same Vikendi you remember, however.
As you can see in the image embedded below, the snow levels for Vikendi have been adjusted once again. Because of this change, both snowbikes and snowmobiles have also been removed and replaced with motorcycle and motorcycle with sidecar vehicles. Nine moving trains have also been added to Vikendi, which snake around and throughout the map and stop at 12 newly implemented stations. Catching a train offers a quick way of escaping the zone wall or just getting around.
Not only has much of the snow left, several locations–like Movatra–are gone too.
Locations around Vikendi have changed as well. Both the Tovar and Movatra landmarks have been completely removed, while the brand-new Cargo Depot has been added and Abbey relocated to where a small village once rested on Mount Kreznik. Additional means of cover have been added to the open streets of Volnova too, and Dino Park has been completely remade into the much larger Dinoland.
Dinoland offers far more locations for hiding and looting–it’s sure to become Vikendi’s newest hot spot.
You can also now find a new weapon on Vikendi: the Mosin-Nagant. The weapon marks a first for PUBG, as it’s a new weapon that’s just a reskin of an older gun–but PUBG will continue to have both firearms exist at the same time. “We’ve decided to test out the idea of shared stat weapons,” PUBG Corp wrote in the Update 7.1 patch notes. “For all intents and purposes, the Mosin-Nagant is a Kar98k. The stats, attachments, ammunition, etc. are all directly copied from the Kar98k, but the Mosin will feature its own look and sound.” PUBG Corp added the Mosin in order to create “more weapon diversity without diminishing the availability of the weapons [players] love to use.”
The full patch notes for Update 7.1 are listed below.
PUBG Update 7.1 Patch NotesVikendi is back!Trains have been added and can be found moving along multiple tracks across Vikendi There is a major train line that extends along the perimeter of Vikendi, with 6 connected tracks towards the inland areas of the islandTrains stop temporarily at train stations across the mapReduced snow cover Snow cover is reduced more on the Southern areas of the islandSnowbikes and Snowmobiles have been removed Motorcycle and Motorcycle with sidecar will spawn instead, being more versatile vehicles for the updated terrainWeather will be either Clear or Snowy. Moonlight has been removed for now, but will return with visual improvements at a later date.General map optimizations have been madeYou can play the updated Vikendi in custom matchesA new Cargo Depot has been addedDino Park has been replaced by the bigger, more spectacular DinolandAbbey has been relocated to Mount KreznikVolnova now has much more coverTovar and Movatra have been removedQuality of Life ImprovementsMatchmaking can now be cancelled while browsing other menus Slight changes have been made to button placement and visualsNetwork Debug UI has been cleaned up to be less intrusive while playing The debug information is now enabled by default and can be disabled in the Gameplay tab of the SettingsNetwork indicator icons have been removedTDM match results will now show players who’ve recently left the matchQuantity button now works correctly when converting Blue Coupons to BPOther Changes: Slight visual changes to Arcade matchmaking UI to be more consistent with public matchesTDM UI has been improvedEliminated decimal points from the scores for better readabilityPanzerfaust and Mosin-Nagant have been added to Training ModeTommy Gun’s icon has been updated to reflect the recently added railsSkin & ItemsDinoland T-shirts (Available April 22 until July 22)Labor Day skins (Available April 29 until May 27) Flying Chicken Neck PillowBaby Bear Sleep MaskSleep MaskBug FixesGameplay Crouching/standing repeatedly while ADS could cause the animation transition to stutterNo ADS transition animation while using the Canted SightPlayers could clip through walls/ceilings of buildings by vaulting or using ledge-grabThis issue was fixed with weekly maintenance April 9Player’s view would momentarily be obstructed by any large backpack while ADS in a Motor GliderPlayers could ADS briefly after entering the BRDMWhen reviving in FPP the camera would sometimes be in the incorrect positionHealing/boosting prevented the passenger of a buggy from turning correctlyWhile prone in TPP players could ADS to unintended angles without their lower body rotatingPlayers could unintentionally use AR/DMR/SR in the Motorcycle’s rear seatCharacters would lean to the left while driving a Motorcycle after breaking destructable fencesPlayer’s camera would detach from the character after reloading a weapon while ADS in a Motor GliderWhile holding throwables, in certain situations they could fall to the ground and emit effects for that player, without the grenade actually being usedFlare Gun could float mid-air while looking at the sky and pressing the ‘Inspect’ keyWhen a Molotov was shot mid-air flames wouldn’t propagate on the ground beneath the point of explosionThrowable trajectory line wouldn’t line up with the direction the character was facing while in a vehiclePlayer’s body could contort while aiming with a melee weapons while in a vehicles passenger seatTommy Gun’s rear sight would disappear in certain situationsSound Footsteps would be muffled after exiting a Motor GliderUMP45 gunshots could be heard further away than intendedBullet ricochet sounds weren’t being playedUI/UX Blank items could sometimes be displayed in the inventory UICurrent Season menu in the Career tab wouldn’t display this season’s dataSome BP items would appear to be purchasable when you have insufficient BP to make the purchaseRed Dot & Holo Sight didn’t mention Tommy Gun under Attachable WeaponsTeam UI didn’t display properly in observer mode while observing a player after they’d crashedWhen using a Flare Gun the Special Care Package UI wouldn’t light up green in certain situationsWeapon Mastery DBS stats weren’t being recordedWin94 kills were being recorded under the DBSSkin & Item Sunswiped Sports Jacket was clipping with other items
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