PUBG Mobile’s new Livik map introduces shorter 15-minute, 52-player matches

PUBG Mobile’s new Livik map introduces shorter 15-minute, 52-player matches

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PUBG Mobile is typically always a step behind the desktop version of the game when it comes to introducing new changes and features. While the mobile game does offer its own unique set of features, any major additions almost always make an appearance on the desktop version first. For instance, the changes to the Miramar map, the new canted sight attachment, and the 2.7x scope for the Win94 rifle that were released with PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 earlier this year in May had been available on the desktop version for quite a while. However, that’s set to change with the latest update for PUBG Mobile, as Tencent has added a brand new map to the game that isn’t available on the desktop version yet.

The latest update for PUBG Mobile (v0.19.0) has started rolling out to players via the Google Play Store and it introduces a new 2km x 2km Nordic-style map called Livik for shorter 15-minute, 52-player matches. The update also kicks off Royale Pass Season 14 of the game, introduces Spark the Flame-themed game mode, The Ancient Secret mode, and much more. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes in the latest update:

  • New Livik Map
    • The Livik map is now available. This Nordic-style map measures 2km x 2km, with 52 players and 15 minute match times, making for a faster and more exciting experience! Livik is still in its BETA stage, and we will continue to adjust and improve it for the best visual and gaming experience.
      PUBG Mobile Livik 1
    • Map exclusive firearms
      • Map-exclusive SMG: P90
        PUBG Mobile Livik P90
      • Map-exclusive marksman rifle: MK 12
    • New vehicle
      • Map-exclusive vehicle: Monster Truck
    • Livik super firearm training (coming soon)
      • When the event starts, Experimental Trial Weapon Crates containing a special weapon will appear on Livik. Special weapons look similar to normal weapons, but there are differences in the names, icons, etc. Finishes can be used normally on both types.
      • Experimental Trial Weapons have slightly better stats than normal weapons. You can view your firing and hit stats with your Experimental Trial Weapon after leaving combat.
  • Spark the Flame-themed Gameplay- The Themed mode will be available on Erangel and Miramar maps in Classic Mode. Players have a chance to enter this mode after selecting these maps.
    • Small Statue- Burns up after interaction. Drops supplies and event items after burning.
    • Giant Statue- Has multiple construction stages that change as the themed event progresses. It burns in the final stage.
    • Statue Camp- There are tens around the statue. Enter them to search for supplies.
  • The Ancient Secret (coming soon)- This themed mode takes effect on Erangel and Miramar when activated. Players can choose whether to participate via settings on the Mode Selection screen.
    • Ancient Temple- Large, major building with a two-story structure. It initially sits on the ground, but it starts to float in the air after a fixed period of time and moves slowly with the playzone.
    • Slate puzzle- An interactive puzzle made up of ancient slates.
    • Boss fight- Players who make it to the sealed room on the second floor of the Ancient Secret can challenge the boss of the temple and win great rewards.
    • Small ruins- Small, randomly-appearing ruins with crates and puzzles.
  • Season Warm-up Event Gameplay- At the end of Season 13, a season warm-up event will be available for a limited time. After joining the event, players will battle in 4-player teams in Classic Mode (unranked) and can complete missions to earn a small amount of Season 14 ranking points, which will be converted into Season 14 rating points after the update of Season 14.
  • Adjustment of Mode Availability Times- After the version update, Payload and RageGear modes will only be available during the weekend, and Bluehole Mode will no longer be available.
  • Arena Gameplay: New Arena Gameplay- Team Gun Game (Available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 31st)
    • 4v4 match- The starting weapons are the same, but can be upgraded by defeating opponents. The winner is the first team to use the final weapon, the Pan, to defeat the opponents (or the team with the highest score when time runs out).
    • New Map- Library. The first0-ever indoor map, with a symmetrical layout and three assault routes: left, right, and center. Take positions on platforms, in doorways, or behind bookshelves depending on your current weapon. This gives players with different styles a fighting chance.
    • New Arena Attachment- Now Loadout attachment: Barrel Extender. This is a muzzle attachment that can be used with the vast majority of Sniper Rifles, Rifles, and SMGs. It increases the firearm’s effective range and reduces the damage reduction of bullets due to distance.

Along with the aforementioned features, the update brings quite a few gameplay changes that can be found in the official patch notes linked below. Additionally, players who install the new update before July 13th will receive 2,888 BP, 100 AG, and a three-day Nightmare Helmet reward. In case you haven’t updated the game yet, you can follow the Play Store link below and download the latest PUBG Mobile update to receive these rewards.

PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik

Source: Patch notes