PUBG Season 12 will shake up the game in a big way

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PUBG Season 12 is right around the corner and is set to shake up the game with a new map, vehicles, weapons and more.

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming season.

Release Date

Season 12 of PUBG is expected to go live on Wednesday, June 2nd.

Patch Notes

Ahead of the release of the PUBG's Season 12 update we now have the full patch notes.

They are extremely long so you can check out our dedicated Patch Notes piece for PUBG version 12.1 here.

But, here is a condensed version focusing on gameplay fixes that have been implemented with the latest update.

  • Fixed the issue where bots weren’t able to attack players on motorcycles.
  • Fixed an issue with bot DBNO bleed speed.
  • Fixed the issue where bots won’t attack players for more than ten seconds.
  • Fixed the issue where a different message is displayed after accepting “Continue with this team”.
  • Fixed the issue where the camera’s up/down rotation angle is overly limited in some vehicles.
  • Fixed the issue where the player perspective doesn’t return to default settings after using the Emergency Pickup.
  • Fixed the issue where players are able to throw an item through a window without breaking it.
  • Fixed the issue where the Helmet hiding feature is turned on as default.
  • Fixed the issue of the Match Report lists showing non-squad members when the match is in progress.
  • Fixed the issue of a DBNO player on a Dirt Bike remaining on the bike, still able to ride.
  • Fixed the issue where the microphone could activate on death even when it isn’t activated in a Custom match.
  • Fixed the issue where the character doesn’t hold their weapon as they get out of the vehicle in certain situations.
  • Fixed the issue where a destroyed Motor Glider could cause the driver to be de-synced appear in a different location after landing.
  • Fixed the issue where the Blue Zone was blocking the backpack and Emergency Pickup interaction.
  • Fixed the issue where players were unable to eject from Emergency Pickup

Season 12 Ranked

Ranked mode plays a huge part in PUBG, where the best players battle it out to prove they're the best in the world.

Here are all of the PUBG Season 12 ranked rewards.

  • Bronze
    • Bronze PUBG ID Emblem
  • Silver
    • Silver PUBG ID Emblem
  • Gold
    • Gold PUBG ID Emblem
    • Ranked Parachute Skin
  • Platinum
    • Animated Platinum PUBG ID Emblem
    • Ranked Parachute Skin
  • Diamond
    • Animated Diamond PUBG ID Emblem
    • Ranked Parachute Skin
  • Master
    • Animated Master PUBG ID Emblem
    • Animated Master Nameplate
    • Ranked Parachute Skin
  • Top 500
    • Bonus rewards for Top 500 players:
      • Animated Top 500 PUBG ID Emblem
      • Animated Top 500 Nameplate

New Weapons

We can expect to see a few new weapons come to the game in Season 12, including the new S12 Origin shotgun.

The biggest addition will be the brand new Anti-Material Rifle.

The Anti-Material Rifle

PUBG is finally getting a .50 calibre rifle and it looks like a beast! The Lynx AMR is a hard-hitting Sniper Rifle that is more than capable of dealing damage to equipment, armour, vehicles and (of course) other players.

It's slower than your average Sniper Rifle and only offers you five shots, but it'll be worth picking up if you can get a good shot on an enemy squad.

PUBG Season 12 AMR
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BOOM, HEADSHOT? - You don't really need to aim for the head with this absolute monster

Here's what we know so far:

  • PUBG’s first .50 caliber weapon
  • The Lynx AMR is first and foremost the best anti-vehicle sniper rifle in the game, capable of destroying BRDMs and even penetrating the windows to kill its occupants.
    • Capable of destroying weak vehicles like motorcycles in a single shot and most regular vehicles in two or three shots.
  • Players have five shots only, with no way to reload.
  • Spawns in Care Package only on Miramar in Normal Matches. In a future update, the Lynx will be added to Custom Matches and Training Mode

New Vehicle

A brand new Quad vehicle will be coming to the game as a Miramar map exclusive.

The vehicle will be a two-seater offroad vehicle that will allow players to traverse the map very quickly, however, it will leave you exposed to potential enemies.

PUBG Ranked Season 12
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QUICK & AGILE - As long as the enemy doesn't have a good shot, you're fine

Here are the stats and what we know so far:

  • Seats: 2
  • Health: 750
  • Maximum Speed: 110 km/h (125 km/h at maximum boost)
  • Maximum Range: 24.4 km (18.5 km at maximum boost)
  • Only spawns on Miramar.
  • Will be added to in Custom Matches and Training Mode in a future update.

Map Changes

Miramar launched with PUBG 1.0 in 2017. It's been a staple location for many PUBG players, but it's been in dire need of a rework for a little while now. At long last, the team behind PUBG has buckled and now we're getting a nice new shiny map for Season 12.

" Throughout the map, we’ve focused on improving the overall visual quality (lighting especially) while also keeping a close eye on improving player interactions with the environment to improve your gameplay experience."

The development team behind the rework has stated that players should expect to see a smoother experience while playing with better cover options, less clutter, and key changes to points of interest.

Below, we've got a bullet-pointed list of everything that the PUBG team has stated they're working on.

  • Terrain Updates
    • We have improved the visual fidelity of textures and materials across the map. Additional cliffs have been added for steep slopes, which clearly indicate areas that cannot be climbed easily.
  • Cliff Updates
    • Cliffs have been improved across the map and now look much better overall.
PUBG Season 12 Miramar Foliage
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NEW TREE, WHO DIS? - We're not sure this was a vital change, but it looks nice nonetheless
  • Foliage Updates
    • Trees, plants, and other foliage have received vast visual improvements.
  • Lighting Updates
    • One goal of these lighting changes is to push a warmer, drier, and arid feel to help separate the feel and colour palette from other maps.
    • Plotted the sun’s arch and tweaked the lighting setups to represent different times of day better. We aimed to create a softer image with less contrast to help with eye strain while still ensuring longer distance engagements.
  • Weather Changes
    • In the existing weather types: Sunny, Sunset, Sunrise, and Cloudy, the intensity and color have been adjusted. Sandstorm and Dusk will be introduced in Challenger Mode. Finally, improvements were made to the bunker and interior lighting.
  • Building and Object Updates
    • Many buildings and objects across the map have received visual improvements

New Features

There are quite a few new features being added to PUBG in Season 12; They're not really to do with the gameplay though, so they shouldn't impact you too much, but they offer players more opportunities to explore the cosmetic offerings PUBG has available.

Weapon Skin Upgrades

You can now level up your weapon skins and better-customise them with new features and styles. The materials you'll need to upgrade and customise your weapons can be found in Contraband Crates (in-store and available with G-Coins), as well as in crates bought with BP and earned through community events (lower probability of earning materials).

Scrap Shop Details

Scrap is the material you need to upgrade your Weapon Skins and you can head here to figure all that out.

  • View upgrade features for each level of the Upgradable Weapon Skins, and you can upgrade them by consuming your materials.
  • Upgrading your Upgradable Weapon Skins
  • Schematics and Polymer are required
  • Upgrading will unlock features with each level-up. More schematics and polymers are required to upgrade to the next level.
  • Salvage your Weapon Skins to earn materials for upgrades

Extra Features

There's also a "soccer ball" being added to the in-game lobby as another pre-game activity. Also, PUBG's bots have received a little bit of an upgrade. Their behaviour should be improved and their interactions with in-game cover and items (like grenades) have been improved.

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