PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2 Release Date, Features and more

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After the recent Vikendi Reborn event in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS , another update is on the horizon. The new update is set to bring a host of new changes , tweaks and improvements to the popular battle royale game from  KRAFTON, Inc. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-01-19 

Here is everything we know so far about what is coming to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, as well as when we can expect the update and when we can expect maintenance to take place on the game. 

When is the PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2 Release Date?

We are expecting the update to go live on January 18th for PC, while console players will have to wait a little longer until the 26th of January

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Changes to Vikendi 

The latest update to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS also introduces some major changes to the VIkendi map, primarily the weather. Now players will have to contend with the Blizzard Zone, as well as everything else you have to deal with. The Blizzard Zone will not only make you move slower, but also impact your vision as well as cause constant damage by the second. Vehicles will also be slowed in the Blizzard Zone. 

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The Blizzard Zone isn’t all bad though, as there will also be new secrets for players to find with Secret Rooms introduced. The Secret Rooms will be found across Vikendi and will be home to a variety of high quality items for players to improve their arsenal with. Alongside the Secret Rooms, Multipdrops are also set to be introduced in Vikendi. Once again, these will contain weapons, armor and consumables dropping through the match.

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Changes to Sanhok 

Vikendi isn’t the only map receiving updates, with some much needed changes set to arrive on Sankok. The changes are led by community feedback with one of the biggest additions being the Ascenders being added to Cave and rock mountains. Maneuverability is the main aim of these updates with sand terrain added to multiple areas to aid with traversing, while a new bridge is going to be added between Bootcamp and Ruins too.  

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Arena Update

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Going forward the Arena will also have winning streaks introduced so you can really gloat over your pals when you come out on top. These are set to begin being recorded after the live server update. If a result is tied then the streak will be unchanged. 

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Performance

  • Improved physics engine performance to enhance game loading speeds.
  • Optimized memory using animation to enhance memory usage.
  • (Console) Increased file reading speed on Xbox to improve in-game loading speeds such as parachute use, starting spectate, etc.

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Bug Fixes


  • General in-game bugs have been fixed.
  • Fixed the issue where you’re unable to use the Free Look feature while using an emote when you board the plane or when the plane is descending.
  • Fixed the issue where you get knocked out from falling when a crash occurs while you’re following a player.
  • Fixed the issue where you are able to use Carry while using specific Emotes.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue where you are able to use primary weapons other than SMGs in the back seat of two-wheeled vehicles.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue where you are unable to revive the teammate you were carrying after you get knocked out and revived.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue where you and your teammates can jump abnormally high after pressing the Jump button continuously near a wall.

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: World

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  • Fixed collision, texture, performance, and more general issues in Vikendi and Sanhok.
    • Re-added an item spawn spot that was missing from a certain building in Vikendi, Winery.
    • Fixed the issue where you teleport to a specific location after vaulting and withdrawing the Folded Shield inside a Cable Car.
    • Fixed the issue where the sound of footsteps in a certain bathroom in Vikendi sounded like footsteps on dirt.
    • Fixed the issue where throwables and ammo passed through one side of the flag in Vikendi, Cosmodrome.
    • Fixed the air vents’ animation error in Vikendi, Train Station.
    • Fixed the incorrectly used texture of a certain staircase in Vikendi.
    • Fixed the issue where you receive damage when landing on a signboard in Vikendi, Train Station.
    • Fixed the issue where throwables can not pass through windows in Vikendi.
    • Fixed the issue where you receive damage and die after parachuting on to a building roof in Sanhok.
  • Fixed the issue where the last Safe Zones are being set in the outer, unavailable areas of the map in Paramo.


  • Fixed the issue where the Daily Mission count increases when you complete the Daily Mission Contender mission.
  • Fixed the issue where a certain design was not shown on the map selection page.
  • Fixed the spacing issue in the Daily Supply Mission page.
  • Fixed the Japanese error in Training Mode – ESC – ‘Exit Training Mode’.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue of hearing the Store item sound effect when you hover your mouse over a specific location on the screen when another window is covering the game in Windowed mode.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue where a sound effect is heard when you hover or click the bottom UI of Survival Level/Last Weapon Kill/Last Medal Earned in the Career – Overview page.
  • (PC) Fixed the issue where your character still has the Backpack equipped even when you remove the equipment previews for Preset slots 1~3 in Customize.
  • (Console) Fixed the issue of the swapped Pickup Item/Replace Attachment keybindings.

 PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Items & Skins

  • Clipping issue: Graphics that are shown outside the visible part of an image/object.
  • Fixed the issue where your wrists turn transparent after equipping the Tormented Knight Gloves with the Miramar Biker Jacket/Erangel Biker Jacket.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on a female character’s lower body when equipping PGC 2022 Pants with the Vigilante Jacket.
  • Fixed the issue where a male character’s ankles turn transparent after equipping the Lipovka Slacks with the Battle-hardened Legacy Boots.
  • Fixed the issue where a female character’s arms turn transparent in FPP when equipping the PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Trenchcoat.
  • Fixed the issue where a female character’s wrists turn transparent when equipping the Twitch Rivals Bomber Jacket with the Festive Flurry Sweater.
  • Fixed the issue where the fur of the Snowbelle Boots turns transparent when looking at them in FPP.

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2: Maintenance Schedule

The times shown below are subject to change.

  • PC
    • PST: January 17, 4:30 PM – January 18, 12:30 AM
    • CET: January 18, 1:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    • KST: January 18, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Console
    • PST: January 25, 8 PM – January 26, 4 AM
    • CET: January 26, 5 AM – 1 PM
    • KST: January 26, 1 PM – 9 PM

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