On August 12, PUBG update 8.2 will be landing on the Test Server. A week later, on August 19, it will be going live in-game. The incoming update for the battle royale brings some new toys for players to murder each other with, as well as some visual improvements, new features, and some new locations on Erangel. The most exciting things in PUBG update 8.2 look to be the new weapon, the MG3 Light Machine Gun, and the Decoy Grenade.
A new pew pew
Not too long ago, PUBG Corp said it didn’t want to add too many new weapons to the battle royale. It then proceeded to release the Mosin, which is a Kar98 with a different model. Now, PUBG has decided to add the MG3 Light Machine Gun, which could have a very noticeable impact on gameplay.
The MG3 will be a crate weapon, so you’re going to have to battle to get your hands on it. Additionally, it will be available on all of the maps. The MG3 has two firing modes – 660 rpm and 990 rpm. It uses 7.62 ammo and the magazine can hold 75 bullets. Interestingly, the MG3 deals 1.25x damage to vehicles, which will make it a BDRM killer and excellent for taking down Loot Trucks on Sanhok.
As with the other LMGs in the game, the MG3 can take up to a 6x scope. It also has a bipod that will automatically deploy when you lay prone. Best of all, every fifth round you fire will be a tracer round that only you can see. The final 10 bullets in your magazine will also be tracer rounds, letting you know you’re almost out of ammo.
The bamboozle bomb
Before Season 8 began, PUBG Corp gave players a preview of the changes being made to Sanhok. That preview also included a short clip of the Decoy Grenade, which inexplicably never arrived at the start of the season. Fast forward a month and the Decoy Grenade is being thrown into the battle with update 8.2, but only on Sanhok as a rare world spawn.
When used, the Decoy Grenade will emit fake firing sounds for about 10 seconds, as well as drop bullet casings to really sell the ruse. The grenades will not work in water, but they can be cooked to execute your plan faster. The sounds the Decoy Grenade makes will be the true test of its capabilities. If the patterns are easily recognizable, players will quickly adapt, and it will be useless. If the gun audio and fire rate are random, it will be a devastating tool that lures many players to their end.
Docking on Erangel
PUBG’s original map, Erangel, has received a small update. Four docks have been added at different locations. The existing wharves in Novorepnoye and Ferry Pier have undergone some renovations to add docks. Plus, the southern beach of the Erangel mainland and the southern beach of Sosnovka Island feature dockyards now. The filename of the image on the PUBG website labeled the dock as a ferry. That could indicate a new mode of transport for Erangel. Vikendi has a train and Sanhok just received Loot Trucks. Maybe the white and turquoise boat in the image below is a ferry?
Numerous other changes and improvements are being made with PUBG update 8.2. You can check them all out in the comprehensive patch notes.