New PUBG Update #21 Adds New Training Mode, Strange Rewards System

New PUBG Update #21 Adds New Training Mode, Strange Rewards System

There's a new progression system for rewards, but it's a bit weird.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds introduced a new update today that adds the long-awaited Training Mode, but also a host of other improvements as part of the Fix PUBG campaign. One interesting addition however is a new progression system that rewards players with loot but with some caveats.

As part of PUBG Update #21 PUBG Corp. is adding a new reward system first in the test server, then rolling out to the main servers. The new system issues different missions with goals like "Survive at least 20 minutes" and the like. Doing so earns you XP which you'll collect to level up.

PUBG reward system

Each level nets you a new item, but as players discovered there's a catch. Rewards earned are temporary, meaning that if you complete the challenges, earn enough XP, and gain a Survivor Level you'll earn something like pants for example, but it will only be in your inventory for a limited time.

However, rewards earned at every 10th Survivor level (ie Level 10, 20, 30, etc.) will be yours to keep permanently. Why PUBG chose to make rewards work this way is unclear, but some Redditors found messages pointing them to the Steam Store for more cosmetics, making them believe this gets players to shop more for items.

Other updates add the new training mode which gives players a 30-minute run of the new 2x2 Training map. There's also a new AR weapon: the MK47 Mutant available in all three maps, as well as a new exclusive vehicle on Sanhok.

For more on PUBG, check out our complete PUBG guide for tips and tricks on how to best survive to become last person standing.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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