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FIFA 23 superstar set to appear in PUBG BATTLEGROUNDS in Update 20.2


We've already seen that Neymar and Pogba will be switching up FIFA 23 to appear in Call of Duty | Modern Warfare II, but that isn't the only shooter that the Brazilian will be joining.

It has been announced that Lionel Messi will be appearing in PUBG Mobile, and his former teammate will be dropping into PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS in the next update.

Neymar PUBG

Not content with just starring in football games, Neymar is expanding his gaming appearances by joining PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS.

The global football star will take over the world of PUBG, with objects like billboards, building decorations, soccer balls, and care packages with Neymar Jr. added to every map in the game.

This will happen in the upcoming Update 20.2, and you can check out how some of the Neymar items will look in the game in the video below:

Release Date

The latest update will go live on PC on Wednesday, 9 November.

Consoles will then get the update on Thursday, 17 November.

Update 20.2 Patch Notes

Highlights of Update 20.2 include:

  • Map Rotation: With this update, Deston will be coming back to the Normal Match pool. The full breakdown of the planned map rotation is outlined below:
  • PC in NA, EU, SA, OC, RU
    • Normal Match: Erangel, Miramar, Taego, Karakin, Deston
    • Ranked: Erangel, Miramar, Taego
  • PC in AS, SEA, KR, JP
    • Normal Match: Erangel, Miramar, Taego, Sanhok, Deston
    • Ranked: Erangel, Miramar, Taego
  • Consoles
    • Normal Match: Erangel, Miramar, Taego, Karakin, Deston
    • Ranked: Erangel, Miramar, Taego
  • Vehicle Spawn Balance in Normal Matches: Adjustments will be made to vehicle spawn rates in Erangel and Miramar for Normal Matches. The full breakdown is outlined below:
  • Erangel
    • UAZ: Increased by approximately 20%.
    • Dacia: Increased by approximately 26%.
    • Aquarail: Decreased by approximately 22%.
    • Buggy: Decreased by approximately 11%.
    • Boat: Decreased by approximately 23%.
  • Miramar
    • Pickup: Increased by approximately 8%.
    • Mirado: Increased by approximately 18%.
  • Normal Match Matchmaking System: With this update players will see improvements to the matchmaking system for Normal Matches to have it work better based on players’ Matchmaking Rating (MMR). Previously, Matchmaking was based on a player’s pre-made party’s average MMR. However, matchmaking will now be based on the highest MMR within a player’s party. The goal is to preserve current squad play mechanics while focusing on individual stats rather than a team as a whole.

You can check out the full Patch Notes here.

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