PUBG is getting a new update that adds a bunch of new weapons and some cosmetic changes to some existing machine guns. The changes are part of Update 8.2 which is scheduled to hit the test server on August 12 before being available to all PC players on August 19. This will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia on August 27.
The two new weapons added to PUBG are the MG3 light machine gun and a decoy grenade. Available as part of Battlegrounds Care Packages, MG3 is a fast-firing light machine gun with two various rates of fire: 660 RPM and 990 RPM. It also comes with a bipod for stability, tracer rounds to help players keep track of their ammunition. The MG3 has a 7.62mm breech, holds 75 rounds, and has a muzzle velocity of 820m / s. It comes with a 1.25x damage multiplier when shooting vehicles.
As for the decoy grenade, it is a new launcher that mimics the sounds of gunfire. Available as world loot in Sanhook, it is meant to disorient your enemies and cover your movements as you make your move. It is only available in normal games and not in ranked mode.
Apart from these, the M416, SKS, and Kar98k have been remodeled from the ground up to improve their visual quality. Along with their visual update, the firing sounds of these weapons have also been revised. Another notable change is the addition of four new piers at Erangel, including two at the existing piers at Novorepnoye and Ferry Pier. There are plenty of other changes as well, and you can check out the full changelog on PUBG’s official website.