PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Update: Expected Release date & Features (Updated)

PUBG Mobile is going to release 0.18.0 Update very soon. The new is said to be around 2GB in size and will bring a bunch of cool new features, such as a revised version of Miramar, a new Evoground mode, new features in training mode, the Safety Scramble Mode, the Jungle Adventure Mode, and much more.

Sadly, the leaks have already revealed that there will be no Erangel 2.0 in the upcoming PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 update. The beta version is already available globally.


PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Update Release Date:

Now, some players are still confusing PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Update with the update that added the Arctic Mode in the game. It is important to note that the 0.18.0 PUBG Mobile Update will be released separately.

Tencent has not announced the official release date for the new update. But we can expect it to arrive at some time around May this year.

However, due to the present COVID19 situation, there could be changes in the plan to roll out this new update.


PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 update will arrive on 7th May 2020. The update will be available in Google Play and Apple AppStore on the date. The release date has been confirmed by the official PUBG mobile Twitter handle with a tweet “Rumbling in the distance… something is coming…”

The official account posted a short video further confirming the details. The 18-second taser starts with a vending machine (a new addition to Miramar 2.0) with the rumbling sound of passing by car engines. Towards the end the words “VER 0.18.0” and “May.7” appear on the screen.

Top PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Update Features

Here are the top features that will make their way to PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 Update:

Miramar 2.0

Miramar 2.0, pubg mobile 0.18.0 update
Miramar 2.0

The excitement for Erangel 2.0 was unspeakable, and every PUBG Mobile Player was eagerly waiting for it. However, Tencent has surprised its fans by announcing a new Map called Miramar 2.0. The improved map is present in Game for Peace – the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile.

New features like Racing Ramp, Golden Mirado, Vending Machine, and Water city are added to the new Miramar 2.0 map. For a more in-depth look, please check our article on Miramar 2.0.

Vending Machines with Hidden Supplies in PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 vending machine
PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 vending machine. Image credit Rey LAGARTO

It is a new addition to the upcoming Miramar 2.0 Map. Occasionally you will find Vending machines that contain hidden supplies. You can walk up to them and an interaction icon will pop up.

Once you hit it the Vending Machine will play a tune and unload its stash. Vending Machines can be destroyed with bullets and grenades.

The machines are dispersed throughout the map, inside buildings.


New Character Andy

New Character Andy,

A new male character named andy has been added in the game. He is a magician and puppeteer whose career ended due to an accident. Now, to get his revenge, he taught himself to become a master of guns in a short period and tested his skills in combat.

When in combat, Andy can increase the weapon draw speed to a certain extent and can be further increased gradually by levelling up the character up to level 10 –  the highest level.

Andy will be effective in EvoGround mode except in TDM. The character comes with its own special outfit unique set and emotes.

PUBG Mobile New Jungle Adventure Mode Update 

PUBG Mobile jungle adventure Mode

After the arctic mode update, Tencent is planning to add a new Jungle Adventure Mode to PUBG Mobile. In this mode, there will be lots of hot air balloons. The players can hop and fly. That way, the players can easily spot the enemies, and they will easily find the next location of the airdrop.

The Jungle adventure mode will be exclusive to Sanhok and will be available for a limited period.

New Gun P90

PUBG Mobile new gun, P90
PUBG Mobile new gun- P90 Rey. Image credit Rey LAGARTO

Another new gun, P90, is added to the game. It is a submachine gun that shoots 9mm rounds. Like all other sub-machineguns, P90 is effective in close range (range 25) fights. It deals low per bullet damage (power 30). However, what it lacks in power and range it makes it up in firing rate(70) and stability (58).

You can further improve the gun with attachments. P90 supports all sorts of sights (up to 6X) and Muzzles. Though the only foregrip the gun supports is a laser sight. Attachments will be available as you make level up the gun.

Presently, P90 is only available in PUBG Mobile Arcade modes.


Safety Scramble Mode

Safety Scramble Mode, pubg mobile 0.18.0 update

If you are a camper in PUBG Mobile, it’s time you change your play style. The new Safety Scramble EvoGround mode is added in the game to discourage excessive camping by the players.

In this mode, an inner purple Circle has been added to the play zone. All players inside it will take damage equal to the damage inflicted by the Blue Zone of the next phase. As a result, users will be forced to move more often than usual.


New Guncraft Option

Video credit: Mr.GHOST GAMING

If you love gun skins, you will definitely appreciate this cool little feature. With PUBG Mobile 0.18 update, the devs will introduce a new Gun craft feature that will let users make custom gun skins (video above). There are several designs and base colors to choose from. So, you will always have a perfect gun skin that suits your style.

The gun craft option is present under the workshop tab in the lobby.


Canted Sights

Canted sights were long due in the PUBG Mobile Global. If you don’t know what a canned sight is – here is an article that will be helpful.  In short, Canted Sight adds a secondary scope to supported weapons. This allows players to quickly switch between scopes instantly (See the video below).

So, how does it differ from the quick sight swap option present in the game? Well, there are a couple of key differences to speak of.

Video credit: Mr.GHOST GAMING

Firstly, when you have a canted sight installed, you can switch between the two instantaneously just by tilting the gun. On top of that, you can change scopes while aiming down sight!

Secondly, unlike the swipe sight option that lets you any scope you have, with a canted sight, you are only limited to 2 options you have equipped on the gun.

Additionally, you will need a side scope if you wish to use Canted Sight with any gun.


Scope in Winchester 94

Scope on Winchester 94 (Win94), pubg mobile 0.18.0 update
New Winchester 94 in PUBG mobile 0.18.0 Update

Win94 is the most underrated sniper rifle that can be found only in Miramar. The problem with this gun is that it cannot be equipped with any scope.

Thankfully, the developers of PUBG Mobile are finally going to add a scope to Win94. After the update, the sniper rifle will get a built-in 2.7x scope. Moreover, the improved Win94 will deliver more damage than other bolt-action rifles like Kar98k, which will be a big plus for using it.


Training Mode Minigame and Other Changes

The training mode now has a small minigame. You need to shoot down the moving target dummies as fast as you can, and the game will give you points. We tried it out, and it was fun for a bit. Additionally, the map itself will get a slight overhaul with an amusement park is added to the map. However, the changes are purely cosmetic and add little to no value to the actual gameplay.

Video Credit: Rey LAGARTO YouTube

Other changes in the PUBG mobile 0.18.0 update include the new Evo Rank in EvoGrounds, a new in-game currency called AG, and PUBG Mobile diamonds. As of writing this article, we don’t have much info the same. We will keep you posted on all the latest developments.

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