PUBG Corp. has rolled out a new update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC. The patch arrives shortly after the one-year anniversary of PUBG’s Early Access release, and the developer is commemorating the occasion with a free item for all players.
For a limited time, PUBG players will receive a special weapon skin in honor of the game’s first anniversary. Everyone who logs in before the first week of May’s maintenance period will get the Year One – SCAR-L skin, which dresses up the weapon with yellow paint and the game’s most coveted phrase, “Winner winner chicken dinner.” You can take a look at the skin in the screenshot below.
“A lot of things have happened in the world of PUBG in the last year,” the developer wrote in a post on the Steam forums. “On the 23rd of March, 2017, we launched on Steam Early Access and so many of you have joined us in the best Battle Royale experience out there. Throughout our journey, we went from a pre-alpha build that only a few select players knew about to one of the most popular games in videogame history.”
Weapon skins are the big new addition in PUBG’s Update #8. These can be found in two new types of loot boxes: Triumph and Raider. The former is a random, weekly crate that can only be opened with a real-money key, while the latter is a non-random loot box that doesn’t require a key to unlock. You can take a look at the weapon skins we’ve acquired so far in our gallery.
In other news, PUBG Corp. says it is “considering” implementing region-locking in order to “provide a better gameplay experience.” The developer has also recently introduced a Fortnite-like limited-time event mode in the PC version. The first event took place this past weekend and featured eight-player teams with a doubled rifle drop rate.