PUBG, one of the most reigning giants of the mobile and PC gaming world, is a feast for elites and novices. PUBG Mobile 1.7 was released in the month of November, capturing all the players with its ever-fresh new updates in the game. It has been almost 3 months since the last update; fans are waiting for the release date and speculations in the new PUBG Mobile 1.8 update.
The latest update can be downloaded from Play Store or Apple App Store. It will not get automatically updated. Android users can also download by using APK files available on the official PUBG Mobile website. So, without much further here we have some of the PUBG Mobile 1.8 releases and leaks circulating across the internet.
When is PUBG 1.8 update release date?
There is no official news on the release date of the update from the makers of the game. However, gamers know that Krafton usually follows a trend of releasing new packs every 3 months. PUBG Mobile 1.7, the last update was released on November 16th 2021. Thus, we can hope to see the new update around the 3rd week of January 2022. The release timing of PUBG Mobile 1.8 will be as below
- Indonesia: 7:00 AM WIB (UTC +7:00)
- Brazil: 9 PM BRT (UTC -3:00)
- Europe: 2:00 AM CEST (UTC +3:00)
- North America: 8:00 PM EDT (UTC -4:00)
Estimating from the time of previous releases, we can expect to see PUBG Mobile 1.8 release to happen in the 3rd week, 16th-22nd January 2022.
BGMI M7 release date
Kraton had rolled out the M6 version of the BGMI Royale Pass cycle on 19 December 2021. M6 Royale Pass cycle will come to an end on 20 January 2022 and players will get ready for BGMI M7 as well as PUBG Mobile 1.8 release. It is likely that we can see both the global as well as India version to be released on 21-22nd January 2022.
The features, royal pass rewards will be available to the players from teh day of launch. The Royale Passes will be available to all the players along with the premium paid version. Here are some exciting new features that have been found in leaks.
What new features will be introduced in PUBG Mobile 1.8 and BGMI M7?
We can expect some major and great additions in the Royal Pass of the PUBG Mobile v1.8. Apart from the rewards and daily challenges are seen in the game, here are a few leaks that can be seen in the game. These are not official patch notes, do keep in mind!
The creators of PUBG have decided to implement a new feature into the gun mechanics of the game. It is said that there would be a new type of scope seen in the game. Players will get a completely brand new sight named AC Core. The sight will be equipped with almost every single gun in the game, helping gamers to use it as a scope. It is speculated that this feature resembles that of the red dot sight that is seen in the previous versions of the game.
8v8 TDM Map
The PUBG V 1.8 is said to feature a new map in the Team Death Match category of the game. The new update is said to bring an 8v8 feature in the TDM of the game which is said to feature a new map. The leaks pics suggest that the map is said to be filled with loads of buildings and hide spaces for the 16 players that play at a time
Vikendi 2.0 and Sanhok 3.0
Krafton disappointed players in the last update of PUBG. The PUBG 1.7 version was speculated to feature the new variations of the famous Vikendi and Sanhok maps but never came into the limelight. Fans are now strongly speculating and anticipating the arrival of these two famous maps into the new update of the game
Until now the game did not feature any off-terrain two-wheelers in the game. But, the new PUBG V 1.8 is said to deliver two types of off-terrain bikes – a Dirt Bike and a Mountain Bike. From the leaks, it can be estimated that the bikes can be seen all across the maps, facilitating players to travel across the terrain with ease.
Revive Feature in Water
In the older versions, when you get knocked out while swimming in the water, you had no chance of survival. It was because you couldn’t swim after you get knocked out or your teammate could not revive you whilst you were in the water. Now, that is going to change further on. The new PUBG Mobile 1.8 Update update features revival inside water. Also, you can swim across the water towards the shore and will help players to play safely while in the water.
BGMI M7 update is rumoured to bring the Item Shop that will sell different weapons while playing the game. All one has to do is collect Golden Coins in order to buy weapons from the item shop.
Winter Mode Theme and Lobby
Pro-gamers and data mining enthusiasts have uncovered some exciting features in the new update. It is said that players can now enjoy the new Winter theme, surfing across the snowy slopes. There also have been some speculations that there can be a new Winter themed event for the new update.
Creator voice packs
PUG Mobile 1.8/BGMI M7 will bring prominent creators’ in-game voice packs. They include names like Snax, Kaztro, and Jonathan. One can avail of them for free as well as paid voice pack.
4 ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ characters
Going by some leaks, it appears that the devs are finally releasing the long-awaited crossover with Jujutsu Kaisen anime in PUBG Mobile 1.8 Update. It had been announced in August 2021 similar to the Arcane partnership, 4 new Jujutsu Kaisen characters will be added. Namely:
- Yuji Itadori
- Gojo Satoru
- Megumi Fushiguro
- Kugisaki Nobara
Players will get a chance to talk to any of these anime characters in order to complete missions and earn a new title. These characters will be found in different locations on the map.
The new PUBG V 1.8 update is said to enhance the UI features, optimizing it for ease of use. Players can see major changes in Visualizations, Animations and other features.
Bad news to all the cheaters gnawing their way through the game. Krafton is taking strict measures to ensure fair play in the whole game. This new update can see an increase in the number of banned accounts of cheaters to make the game fair and transparent to every player.
Apart from the above, it is also rumoured that the game is getting Mountain Bike, C4 Explosive, New Sniper Gun, Dirt Bike, Emergency Pickup, Spiderman Mode!
PUBG Mobile 1.8 Leaked Rewards
- Bronze Tier reward: 10 Silver fragments
- Silver Tier reward: Free c1s3 Mask
- Gold Tier Reward: Outfit C1S3 Set
- Platinum Tier Reward: C1S3 Cover
- Diamond Tier Reward: C1S3- DBS Shotgun skin
- Crown Tier Reward: 3 Tier Protection card
- Ace Tier Reward: C1SE Ace parachute
- Ace Master Tier Reward: Classic Create coupon scrap
- Ace Dominator Tier Reward: C1S3 Ace dominator avatar
- Conqueror Tier Reward: C1S3 Conqueror Avatar Frame
How to download PUBG Mobile 1.8 APK?
PUBG Mobile 1.8 update is still 15 days away from launch. But the Global 1.8 beta APK is doing rounds. In order to enjoy the game and have a completely immersive experience, one should have a stable internet connection, a mobile phone with Android version 5.1.1 or above and at least 2 GB of memory.
The storage file needed for the Pubg Mobile 1.8 Update download – For 32-bit and 64-bit APK file sizes are 620 MB and 704 MB respectively. Ensure that you have got sufficient space for the installation packages too. The Beta version gets installed separately from the original updates. You’ll have them as individual apps. Thus, minimal risk of losing your account.
Follow the steps below to run the PUBG 1.8 update APK download process
Step 1: Download the PUBG Mobile 1.8 APK
Download the APK file of the Beta version from the links given below. The download process shouldn’t take long about 15 mins or so.
Step 2: Activate in Settings
The ‘Install from Unknown Source‘ option should be enabled if it has not been done previously. Go to settings and activate it in “Permissions“.
Step 3: Choose Resource Pack
Once the installation is complete, run PUBG Mobile and choose the desired resource pack (low quality or high quality). When the download is finished, tap on the guest option.
The two resource packs are
Low-Quality resource pack: 205.6MB
HD resource Pack: 368.8MB
Step 4: Enter Invitation Code
A dialogue box appears, prompting to enter an Invitation Code.
Step 5: Confirm
After entering the code in the box, tap on the yellow button to confirm
There can be some issues with the Activation Code. You can get a message asking “You weren’t able to obtain the advance squad leader position, but do not give up“. Just repeat the installation process again to make it work. The message usually flashes when one enters the PUBG Mobile Menu and tries to open Beta Test Invitation.
Remember that the game can only be played if you have the invitation code.
Thanks to the developers who are putting out efforts to keep the game fresh to the players. Every new update draws loads of fresh players towards it making it difficult to create new things for people. Thus, the updates have been a bit slow.
Till then stay tuned here for the latest updates on PUBG Mobile and its community. Ensure that you do not follow any unfair means to get banned. By any chance you land up in that situation, check out steps on how to unban a PUBG account.
In the meantime, we will keep you updated with the latest information arriving on the upcoming PUBG Mobile 1.8 launch.