New gameplay, weapon, Metro Royale content, Royale Pass Season 17 and more begin to drop into world’s most popular mobile game ​​​​​​​

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 12, 2021 – Mystical powers descend on the hit mobile game PUBG MOBILE as part of the latest content update. Beginning today the popular Erangel map receives special runes from another world which bestow players with special power. Player can also tout the new FAMAS variable-fire assault rifle, boasting 5.56mm ammo with reduced recoil. The PUBG MOBILE Version 1.2 content update is available now for free via the App Store and Google Play.

In the new Runic Power Theme Gameplay, players can queue for a unique version of Erangel, where they will have the choice between one of three rune energies. After selecting their rune, each player will be granted a summon and a boost skill, which both can be consumed to provide strategic advantages on the battlefield. All rune skills can be reobtained by looting Erangel’s vast terrain. Similarly, runes can be experienced in PUBG MOBILE’s Cheer Park, where players can complete daily rune missions to earn fresh rewards.

PUBG MOBILE’s powerful rune skills include:

  • Flame Rune – Players can summon a wheel of flame that rolls slowly forwards, dealing burn damage to afflicted players. An additional boost skill adds a burning enhancement to ammo for a brief period
  • Arctic Rune – In addition to the boost skill that adds a freezing enhancement to ammo, reducing healing effectiveness, players with this skill can summon a 3×3 grid of ice wall for mid-battle protection
  • Wind Rune – This skill summons a semi-transparent shield of wind that reduces bullet damage from weapons shot outside of it. The boost skill increases player movement speed and reduces reload time for a short time

In addition to the new features in Classic Mode, PUBG MOBILE’s ongoing collaboration with popular first-person shooter Metro Exodus intensifies today with a fresh chapter. In the new Metro Royale: Honor chapter, players can obtain Honor by defeating enemies and collecting in-game items, which both increase Honor levels. Honor can be accumulated to unlock special voice packs, outfits and other permanent rewards.

The highly anticipated Royale Pass Season 17 is also set to arrive in PUBG MOBILE on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Boasting a RUNIC POWER theme, Season 17 offers updated Royale Pass missions, Activity Pack events and stunning cosmetics, such as the Deadly Sickle and Guardian Armor Set. A new game variant of PUBG MOBILE’s popular EvoGround Mode is also set to touch down on Friday, Feb. 5, delivering high-tech Power Armor and Matrix Events on the condensed Livik map.

Stay tuned for more details about upcoming PUBG MOBILE content, including Royale Pass Season 17 and the new EvoGround additions.

PUBG MOBILE is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.

PUBG MOBILE is based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

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