The newest update in PUBG aims to modify the impact of grenades – and does it really well.
I don’t really think that grenades are used often enough in PUBG. When I see someone throw them it’s either an experienced player who knows what he is doing or a noob who’s just testing them out. PUBG just released a new PC update (#14) which aims to overhaul throwables to simple make them more useful.
The image above provided by the developer shows how frag and stun grenades got changed. The traditional grenade’s area of impact was significantly increased, as well as its damage. To not make them completely overpowered, the knockback effect of their explosion has been removed. Stun grenades can now be a viable choice when attempting to confront an enemy – the radius of their direct effect is now 20m, while the indirect effect (when you’re not fully blinded) is 5.5m. Additionaly, the area of thrown Molotovs is now larger. In my opinion, these changes will make people use throwables more frequently – which is good because it adds some variety to the gameplay.
Not many people will realise, but there was also a minor update to test servers – PUBG Corp revealed that they have updated the tech responsible for catching hackers hed-handed. It will be rolled out on live servers after being tested by players.
“Expect to see a new popup when you start the client. To help us refine our anti-cheat service it would be helpful for us if you play with the “Enable Anti-cheat” box checked, if you experience issues you can disable this.” – says the post on Steam Community. You can check it out here.