There’s a new PUBG Update 4.3 that is now live for PC gamers and it brings the previously talked about Survival Mastery and a new DBS shotgun, reported BGR.
Survival Mastery was a feature that was “teased back in June with the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Development Update”. Devs have now announced that the feature is coming to PC test servers tomorrow and main servers on 24 September.
This comes in response to players “wanting more ways to track their gameplay and the improvements they make as players”. The first feature under the new progression initiative was the Weapon Mastery that was introduced in April. The new segment of the progression system is Survival Mastery.
“Survival Mastery is a progression feature designed as a companion system to Weapon Mastery. Where Weapon Mastery is all about the proficiency in combat, Survival Mastery focuses on the story as a player”.
The goal is to help players recognise their own abilities and reward their success after each match. You get to decide what kind of player you are going to be. The first thing players will notice in this system is the ‘Survivor Level’. Surviving bluezone phases, performing key actions and staying alive all play towards how much XP players will earn towards the next level. The better you perform, the faster you will progress.
Just like Weapon Mastery, all progress related to Survivor Mastery can be found in the Mastery menu under its own tab.
This is a new way for players to express themselves and their achievements. All the rewards players unlock in Survival Mastery open up new options to customise their PUBG ID.
The DBS Shotgun
The DBS is a double-barrel pump-action bullpup shotgun that can only be initially obtained from Care Packages. “DBS comes with two internal magazine tubes that allow the user to load up to fourteen 12-gauge rounds. The combined firing mechanics means that the DBS can produce massive bursts of damage in a short time span. Upper rail of the gun allows a Holographic, Red Dot Sight, and 2x to 6x Scopes. Maximum effective range to deal damage with the DBS is 100m. This is definitely going to be the most deadly shotgun in the game.”
Besides these two things, there are other weapon balances and gameplay changes that include lowered sound for the Red Zone and footsteps volume.