PUBG Mobile Vikendi map release date NEWS and 0.10.0 update download

The PUBG Mobile Vikendi update has yet to land (Image: TENCENT)

The second phase of the PUBG Mobile Vikendi map release has begun, with update 0.10.0 going live in the Google PlayStore and Apple App Store.

Players are required to download the new patch in preparation for the launch of the new snow map.

The update includes changes that are separate from the Vikendi map, including new ways to report suspicious player activity and new cross-server matchmaking.

Players may also notice that bans are being issued to players who quit out of matches soon after they start.

It’s unclear at this time what the threshold is for this to be activated and how long the ban lasts.

Early patch notes also revealed that the new Vikendi snow map is part of update 0.10.0.

However, this part of it has yet to go live and may not happen today.

Leaked patch notes suggest that the PUBG Mobile Vikendi release date has been set for later this week.

If the information provided proves true, the new snow map will be available to download on Thursday, December 20.

The Vikendi servers will then go live on Friday, December 21, a few days after the map is launched on the PC platform.

So far Tencent has said nothing on their official release plans, so there is a chance that things could get moving sooner.

We know that Vikendi is a 6km x 6km snow map which boasts new snowmobile vehicles and will be one of the first to go live at near the same time as its PC counterpart.

Vikendi’s Spawn Island is also set to offer Snowball fights, along with the new seasonal weather effects.

All of this new information has been provided in the patch notes, which have been shared by Tencent today.

PUBG Mobile update 0.10.0 is out now (Image: TENCENT)

PUBG MOBILE PATCH NOTES

Vikendi, a 6km x 6km snow map, is coming in the new update! Availability will be announced at a later date, so make sure to keep an eye out!

New weather added: SnowVikendi-exclusive vehicle: SnowmobileSnowball Fight added to Vikendi’s Spawn Island.

Added a Snow theme to the main menu. Collect bells from all Classic mode matches and exchange them for rewards at the event center!

Added Arabic language support.Added cross-server matchmaking. After enabling, players have a chance to be matched with players of the same tier on other servers.Players that repeatedly exit matches right after starting will now be banned from finding matches for a certain period of time.Players may now report suspicious behavior while spectating after dying.Added a display for Crew Challenge winners on Erangel’s Spawn Island.Players now can collect all daily mission awards at once.New commands added to Quick Chat.

Added Firearms Finish Upgrade System, where players can use materials at the Lab to upgrade certain weapon finishes, in order to get additional kill effects, unique kill broadcasts, and death crate appearances.

Added Lucky Treasure, a feature that gives players a chance to get the upgradable weapon finish Glacier – M416 when they finish daily missions.

Added Season spending rewards. Spend different amounts to get excellent rewards and large discounts on firearm finishes.

Added a feature in the backpack to show sources of unobtained items when tapped.

Other Improvements

Players now do not need to select a second language for matchmaking and chat.Chat system now takes up less memory and stores more messages.Shop’s front page has been optimized to emphasize themes of each major update.

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