Battlegrounds update 19.1 includes Assassin’s Creed crossover content
Assassin’s Creed and PUBG: Battlegrounds have come together for a limited-time collaboration event featuring new emotes, gun charms, parachutes, costumes, and even the iconic “leap of faith” ledge jump. A new piece of tactical gear as well as a new weapon and vehicle are also coming to PUBG: Battlegrounds with the 19.1 update.
Although PUBG: Battlegrounds had humble beginnings as a mod for ARMA 2 around 2013 it quickly became a global phenomenon inspiring a whole generation of battle royale games such as Fortnite, Apex Legendsand Call of Duty: Warzone. As an online live service game, PUBG regularly introduces new content to shake up gameplay along with frequent patch development to balance, fix bugs, optimize and implement new features. Part of the appeal of live games is the promise of something new always on the horizon, and PUBG has a reputation for making surprisingly interesting additions.
Update 19.1 brings Assassin’s Creed‘s Abstergo Corporation on the Haven map, with the corporation taking over one of the buildings on the map. Keen-eyed players can find a hidden Animus Machine with one of the Assassin’s CreedThe brand’s “leap of faith” ledges are strategically placed on the roof of the building. New Assassin’s Creed-themed cosmetic rewards can be earned through play, including costumes, bag skins, parachute skin, emote, and more. This occasion also marks the first appearance of the Haven map since Season 16.
Several new features for PUBG were also part of the update. The new MP9 weapon is available on the Deston map and is the first fully automatic SMG that uses 9mm ammo, giving players a worthy alternative to weapons like the P90 thanks to a more common ammo type. To compensate, the MP9 has a slightly lower effective range, lower rate of fire, and reduced damage compared to the P90.
A new item, the Folded Shield, can now be found on any map. This portable deployable cover has 1500 HP, giving players a chance to take cover in open spaces. The new Blue Chip Detector uses a primary weapon slot and searches for enemies within 100m, revealing nearby enemies as dots on the map. A new vehicle, the Pillar Security Car, has a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h) with controllable lights and sirens, and players can find high-quality gear in the trunk.
PUBG has had many crossovers with other franchises in the past, such as the resident Evil and PUBG-Mobile crossover in 2019 and the PUBG meets the Hot Pockets promotional event earlier this year. The Assassin’s Creed The crossover event will run from August 9 to September 6 on PC and from August 17 to September 14 on consoles.
PUBG: Battlegrounds is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and mobile devices.
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