The 0.16.0 update of PUBG Mobile is coming soon, bringing with it a brand new game mode and various improvements in the original map of PUBG, Erangel. The upgrade was hinted by Tencent during the recent tournament PMCO Global Finals. The patch would be released on Dec 11. It is also possible to try it out by becoming a beta tester. The Beta version of the update is already available for everyone to try. Below are the few steps that you could use to access the beta to play the patch in advance.

First, you need to download the installation file from Open the downloaded .apk file. If your phone displays an error about unknown devices, you can enable it in settings > privacy > allow apps from unknown sources.

The install process would last for 5 to 10 minutes, based on your device’s performance. After the app has completed updating, open it and sign in using the “guest account” option. After signing in, you would be able to access all the contents that beta testers are able to enjoy. You do not need to uninstall the original PUBG Mobile app in order to install this.

Below are some of the most notable changes in the beta version of the game:

Death Race mode: Rage Gear

Using heavy weapons to destroy your enemies

The Rage Gear mode is an arcade mode in which you are your partners would get inside a vehicle and drive it around while trying to destroy the other teams’ vehicles. There are three cars to choose from: the Dacia. UAZ and Buggy, each with different weapons and stats.

All options in the Race mode

The mode is also further separated into 2 variants: TDM and Pickup. TDM is pretty much the usual Death Match mode – whoever reaches the score first would win the match. Pickup is TDM with additional points drops on the field randomly. Currently, the game mode is only available in one map called “Ring of Sand”

Snowy Erangel

Use the snowboard to get down from the hill

Various areas in Erangel are now covered in snow. You can ski down from the top of the hills with a snowboard after enabling it in a button prompt. Be careful when using it, as you would not be able to fire. A perspective switch button is also getting added.

The snow castle in Erangel

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