AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS - MARCH 24, 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc., responsible for entertainment properties such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), today revealed PUBG Season 11. This newest season reintroduces Paramo, the popular 3x3 map set in the highlands of South America that features terrain changes throughout its battleground. Survivors can drop into Season 11 when it releases for PC on March 31 and on consoles on April 8.
Originally introduced during Season 9 in October 2020, Paramo returns with new ways to play. Updates to Paramo include terrain improvements with the addition of extra field cover, an expanded dynamic world system that modifies major landmarks between matches, increased item spawn rates in the Secret Room and for the Care Package Helicopter and the ability to create custom games with the map.
Season 11 also includes several updates and new mechanics to help Survivors navigate the map easier and showcase their favorite in-game achievements.
- New Ranked Season: Starting with Season 11, Ranked Seasons will run for a two-month period, meaning these seasons will no longer run in parallel with Survivor Passes. As a result, adjustments have been made to how rewards are rolled out. Additionally, spawn rates of all weapons have been increased in all maps to more closely align with the rates seen in PUBG’s Esports mode.
- Emergency Pickup: A new transport tool has been added that allows Survivors and their squads to quickly move across the Battlegrounds to the next safe zone. With the Emergency Pickup item, Survivors can deploy a high-altitude Fulton Balloon. Once the balloon is fully inflated, an airplane will arrive in 60 seconds to pick up Survivors. Once the airplane arrives, up to four Survivors will be hoisted into the air and carried toward the center of the White Zone until they decide to drop out and parachute back to the Battleground below. While this item is heavy and can draw increased attention from nearby enemies, it can be used to outrun the Blue Zone, cross enemy-controlled territory quickly or loot a remote location to find powerful gear. The Emergency Pickup is a lootable item only found on Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi.
- Mastery Medals: To improve ways Survivors can track and highlight their key in-game accomplishments, Season 11 introduces updates to the Mastery Medal system. There are now 10 new medals that can be earned through various Battlegrounds achievements tied to combat situations and survival – or in the case of the “So Close” medal, almost surviving. Mastery Medals can be acquired in both Normal and Ranked matches, however, are unavailable to earn in Arcade, Lab, or Custom matches.
- PUBG ID: Related to the Mastery Medal update, Survivors can now show off their earned medal as part of the revamped PUBG ID. In addition to being able to add up to two medals, Survivors can take additional steps to personalize PUBG ID through the Customization tab.
To view the 11.1 patch report video, please click here. Season 11 launches on March 31 for PC and April 8 for consoles. Survivors who want to preview Update 11.1 can do so today on the PC Test Server. For more information on Update 11.1, please view the full patch notes here.
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KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, PUBG MOBILE, PUBG: NEW STATE, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of innovation and creating engaging experiences. KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit www.krafton.com.