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PUBG PC update removes knockoff Red Bull, introduces new clothes

Update now live on test servers

Some of the new clothing options available on the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds test server starting today.
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The Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds console team dropped a fresh update for Xbox One just yesterday. Not to be outdone, the PC side of the house just tossed a 6.2 gigabyte update onto the test servers. It includes two new sets of clothes, a replacement for the model of the game’s energy drink and new ways to report cheaters.

Since launch, Battlegrounds has included knockoff Red Bulls as in-game buffs. Called Hot Bull, the cans shared the same coloring and skinny profile of the name brand beverage. Today’s update includes an entirely new can with a brawny, mustachioed man as its logo. It’s a little thing to be sure, but further evidence of PUBG Corp. taking a more mature stance to branding and copyrights. Look for this logo to adorn some swag or t-shirts in the new future.

Speaking of t-shirts, if you log into the test server right now you’ll have 100,000 credits worth of funny money and six crate keys to play with. Purchases will have a high chance of earning some brand new crates filled with new cosmetic upgrades. The update includes two entirely new sets of clothes, called Desperado and Biker. You can see an example in the image below.

Most importantly, the update includes improvements to the reporting feature that will allow you to tag cheaters during replays. From the patch notes:

We are adding a new way to report suspected cheaters in-game. Starting with the current test build (once the testing is complete, this feature will be moved to the live servers as well), you will be able to report players directly from the replay feature of our game. This means you no longer need to be killed by a suspected cheater for you to be able to use the in-game reporting tool. We encourage you to use the replay report tool as it is an effective and efficient way of making us aware of the players who are undermining your enjoyment of the game.

The report button shows up when right-clicking on a player in the player list, or while observing them in follow mode.

No word yet on when these features will be making their way over to the live version of the game.

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