PUBG rips off Fortnite’s Battle Pass, adds first-person mode

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PUBG Mobile just got a huge update on mobile as it steps up its fight back against Fortnite.

Its new Royale Pass, just like Fortnite’s Battle Pass, gives PUBG Mobile players the ability to unlock rewards as they level up. Daily and weekly challenges will be available to help you progress faster. The update also brings a new first-person mode and lots more.

PUBG helped kickstart the battle royale revolution and was once the most popular game among viewers and streamers on Twitch. That was until Fortnite game along with its unique building mechanic and ruined everything for other battle royale games.

But PUBG is fighting back. Recent updates on mobile have made big improvements to gameplay and performance, while the latest adds new features that hope to bring back former PUBG fans and attract lots of new ones.

PUBG Mobile gets a Royale Pass

The headline feature of today’s update is the new Royale Pass, which gives players the ability to earn rewards — outfits, skins, and emotes — as they rank up. Daily and weekly missions will be added to help you rank up faster, and if you complete a certain number of missions each week, you’ll be rewarded with additional crates.

An elite version of the Royale Pass will also be available, which unlocks elite missions that offer additional rewards and help you rank up even faster.

PUBG Mobile’s first season kicks off in mid-June, when both passes will be available.

Fight in first-person

Today’s update also introduces a first-person perspective to Classic Mode for those who like to get closer to the action. There’s also a new Mini-Zone mode that puts 100 players together on a smaller map, with three times the air drops and resources, for a faster style of play.

Weapon and airplane finishes (skins) are also supported in this release, and there’s a new armory where you’ll be able to view all available weapons and see how effective they are.

Improvements to the voice system, character customization, pistols, melee weapons, and more have also been introduced.

You can download the latest PUBG Mobile update from the App Store now to enjoy all the new features and improvements. You’ll need at least 1.7GB of space on your iOS device.