PUBG: Battlegrounds update adjusts item spawn rate on Erangel and Miramar

Update: PC players now have access to Update 18.1, developer Krafton has announced.

Original Story: Krafton has shared details about the next major update coming to PUBG: Battlegrounds.

This upcoming update will increase the total amount of items spawning on Erangel and Miramar to help with finding healing items on both maps. Spawn rates of Adrenaline Syringes, Energy Drinks, and Painkillers have increased by approximately 50 percent on Erangel, while spawn rates of First Aid Kits have increased by approximately 127 percent and Med Kits have increased by approximately 45 percent on Miramar.

“We have received reports that heal items were difficult to find in Erangel and Miramar Normal Matches since the item spawn balance in Update 16.2,” the developer explains. “After reviewing internal data, we noticed the spawn rate of heal items decreased slightly in Erangel’s Normal Matches – this was mainly due to the increase in weapon and attachment spawn rates (with no adjustment to the overall spawn amount).

“Meanwhile, in Miramar Normal Matches, the number of heal items did not decrease as we also boosted the overall amount of spawned items – however, a comparatively aggressive change to gameplay dynamics was detected due to the stronger possibility of finding more weapon and attachment spawns. Therefore, the natural demand for heal items has greatly increased.”

Update 18.1 also signals the start of Ranked Season 18 and brings the original Sanhok map to Team Deathmatch. Read the full patch notes here.

The update is due to arrive on PC on June 8th and consoles on June 16th.

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