As teased earlier in August, PUBG MOBILE is collaborating with METRO EXODUS, the latest video game in the acclaimed Metro series – an atmospheric, story-driven first-person-shooter set in post-apocalyptic Russia, published by Deep Silver and inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky. Starting today, the collaboration officially arrives in the latest update of PUBG MOBILE version 1.1 with massive themed content. Players can enjoy a new game mode “Metro Royale,” explore uncharted terrain in the new maps, utilize new equipment and conquer new challenges.
The new Metro Royale mode in PUBG MOBILE introduces explorable landscapes on the two maps based on classic Erangel, including forgotten ruins, trenches, a bandit camp and other unique scenes. An entire hidden underground world also emerges, boasting a new railcar vehicle and unique combat mechanisms.
Similarly, Metro Royale mode introduces tactical equipment which players can gain strategic tactical advantages over enemy players, including Thermal Sight, Night Vision Scope & Goggles to track enemies in the dark. A diverse range of armor attachments that can be further customize the abilities of armors. Other new armory includes grenade attachments for weapons, heavy armor, and the unique silent air rifle – Tikhar Rifle used in the Metro series.
In addition to the new gears and map locations, today’s content update delivers fresh challenges for players to earn valuable rewards. Added bandits as enemies traverse the Metro Royale battleground, which can be raided for additional loot and supplies. Mysterious mutants from Metro series also threaten players from the shadows, offering high risk and high reward. In Metro Royale mode, players need to arm themselves and enter the battlefield, then defeat enemies, search for supplies, score loot, get better gear, escape and amass a fortune.
The Metro Royale gameplay lobby is accessible through the metro tunnel entrance in the PUBG MOBILE main menu lobby, and includes a complete auxiliary system and features such as:
- Black Market – In this Metro Royale Shop, players can purchase supplies and new equipment before entering matches and can sell the supplies they bring out of Metro Royale for Metro Cash. The Black Market offers Metro Royale exclusive weapons, mines and more, all categorized into different quality levels
- Loadout Inventory – Players can configure personalized loadouts to be used in battle, including gear and ammunition. Similarly, items collected in Metro Royale can be deposited at the in-game safe, and will be brought back for accessibility after the match
- Command Post – At the Command Post, players can check Favorability with non-player characters (NPCs), read NPC backstories and give them Favorability-boosting gifts. Higher Favorability increases player chances of receiving resources from NPCs in-game.
Besides the Metro Royale mode, there will also be Metro themed content in the Classic Mode. Underground Metro stations, Metro monsters, and a Radiation Zone will appear on the classic Erangel map. The Aurora, which is under repair, will appear on Spawn Island. Players can get around quickly using 2 of 4 metro lines that will randomly appear in Erangel.
There are also multiple new features in Classic Mode, including throwable melee weapons and Spike Traps. In addition to quick hand-to-hand combat, players can now toss melee weapons at enemies within 40 meters to deal damage. Melee weapons can directly knock players without helmets, and can be re-looted and used multiple times. Spike Traps is a disposable item that spawns on the ground in Classic Mode and can be used to puncture the tires of 1 vehicle but does not damage the vehicle itself.
Today’s new version introduces a new lightweight installation function to Android players. PUBG MOBILE is available now with 70% smaller file size with the same gaming experience. The initial download package is only 610MB and more game content can be downloaded in segments to speed up updates and reduce waiting time. The new lightweight installation function enables players to customize their own game, add or remove sections according to their preference. Based on the resource management technology, the system pushes cleanup suggestions or the most suitable updates for download. Additionally, the overall performance is optimized with 10% lag reduction in a single match and smoother gameplay.