PC players of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have a lot to be happy about, such as the forthcoming update that’ll allow players to choose the map they want to play on. But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to disappoint the battle royale game’s players. As part of an incoming weapon balance patch, level 3 helmets will become part of care packages only.
Of course, this patch will be tested first, so it may still be some time before it goes live. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players may want to enjoy the level 3 helmet while they can, as it is still currently on the normal loot spawn tables. The weapon patch will be balancing more than just the helmets, but check out PUBG’s explanation of the removal:
“Finally, expect some changes to the level three helmet. It’s a game-changing item that can impact the outcome of a match—basically, it gives you an extra life in situations where a headshot would otherwise kill you. We don’t want luck alone to determine who gets items like this, so we’re removing it from the normal loot spawn tables and limiting it to care packages only.”
While the helmet change may be somewhat disappointing to some players, PUBG did mention a few other balances in the patch. It will also be nerfing ARs, as they are the most used gun, and PUBG doesn’t want any weapon type to reign over the others. It also seems the game will soon be offering a wider array of weapon attachments to counteract any single attachment being objectively better than the others.
When the patch goes live, it’ll be interesting to see how the changes affect the metagame. Players could also expect some changes to the loot boxes, as the Netherlands Gaming Authority is rumored to have recently declared PUBG’s usage of loot boxes unlawful. PUBG is a constantly changing game, and the upcoming patches and changes are evidence of that.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on Android, iOS, PC, and through early access on Xbox One.
Source: PUBG Corp.