PUBG Battlegrounds update 1.0 is about to be released on Xbox One.
As part of update 1.0, PUBG will leave the Xbox Preview program and be recognised as a full release.
Battlegrounds developer Bluehole will also introduce new features to the game, including a new map, a new game mode and a brand new currency.
Here’s everything you need to know about PUBG update 1.0 on Xbox One, including the release date, launch time, server maintenance and patch notes.
When will PUBG update 1.0 be released?
PUBG update 1.0 will go live following an epic period of Xbox One server maintenance.
The Battlegrounds servers were taken offline at 9am UK time on September 3, and will return at 1am BST on September 4. That’s a whopping 16 hours of downtime.
Fortunately, Xbox One players will still be able to get their PUBG fix is by downloading and logging into the public test servers.
“To take part in the test, all you have to do is own a copy of PUBG for Xbox One and search for ‘PUBG Test Server’ on the Microsoft Store.
“PTS will be available to all players, available maps (Miramar, Erangel) will be the same as live servers.
“Please be aware that some game modes will be restricted and only the NA server will be available to play on due to lower player numbers compared to live servers, which can lead to extended matchmaking times.”
PUBG update 1.0 early patch notes and new features…
PUBG will return alongside update 1.0, which will be accompanied by a lengthy list of patch notes.
Ahead of the full list of patch notes, Bluehole has detailed some of the headline features coming to PUBG 1.0.
The biggest new addition is the release of the Sanhok map.
“Inspired by the islands across Southeast Asia, Sanhok is a 4×4 compact battleground,” Bluehole explains. “Along with the new map, we will introduce all-new weapons and vehicles for our players to enjoy.”
Update 1.0 also coincides with the release of War Mode, which will be available on select weekends and during special events.
War Mode is described as a deathmatch-style experience with respawns and a limited play area.
“Teams get points for knockdowns, kills, and for reviving teammates, and the team that reaches the points goal, or has the highest points when the match timer ends, wins the battle.”
There’s also the introduction of a new in-game currency for purchasing cosmetic items, as well as Xbox One Achievements.