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PUBG’s Metal Rain Event Mode is back

PUBG’s most powerful vehicle returns

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. is bringing back one of the game’s most popular limited-time modes, Metal Rain.

For those that don’t remember, Metal Rain is the PUBG event that allows players to find flare guns out in the world, then shoot them into the sky to call down care packages. These care packages come with extra weapons and supplies, or an armored UAZ that players can tear around the map in.

Flare guns will spawn alongside normal loot, and will notify other players when they have been shot via a circle on the map — a new addition to the mode. If a player fires a flare gun inside the safe zone, it will spawn a special care package. If a player fires the flare gun outside the safe zone, they’ll get the armored UAZ.

Metal Rain will be available to play on the Erangel map only, and is playable in most regions in either third- or first-person perspective. The mode will also feature squads of eight players, bringing the total players in each game up to 96.

Metal Rain goes live on July 19 at 10 p.m. ET, and will be available until July 22 at 10 p.m. ET.