PUBG Update 4.3 for PC is already out on the PUBG Test Server. In this latest PUBG Update, you will fully get access to a new feature called Survival Mastery which helps better your non-lethal play skills in combat. Besides this outstanding feature, there will be more other changes made to the PUBG shotguns, the game performance, etc., together with the DBS new gun which can be collected from the Care Packages. No more waiting, let’s dive into PUBG 4.3 patch notes update now!

New updates you will experience in PUBG Update 4.3 PC

The Survival Mastery system

Your non-lethal skills will be enhanced and made better a lot thanks to the new Survival Mastery system featured in this PUBG latest update. Feel free to develop your skills in matches and show them off to other players as well as earn yourself new prizes and PUBG ID.

Survival Mastery Promises To Be One Of The Best Features In The Update 4.3 Of PUBG PC
Survival Mastery Promises To Be One Of The Best Features In The Update 4.3 Of PUBG PC
  • This progression system will let you increase your level by gaining more XP which depends on your styles of survival.
  • The system will not be affected by any seasons and the level limit for it is 500.
  • To earn XP, you can:
    • Loot a lot of items
    • Use them during the course of the fight
    • Battle against your opponents
    • Rescue a teammate

Match summary timeline

  • Match summary timeline will now sum up all the survival actions that have been done by players in combat.
  • You will see all the actions in the previous matches in a timeline order when you select the Mastery tab and Last Match tab.
Enjoy The Survival Match Summary Timeline Feature In This PUBG Update
Enjoy The Survival Match Summary Timeline Feature In This PUBG Update
  • Below here are the activities that will be shown in the timeline sequence, along with the XP gaining activities:
    • Landing point
    • Place where players carry out actions
    • The amount of damage that players dish out and take
    • The distance when players move by using vehicles
    • Getting through the Blue Zone phases

Survival Style shows the play style of players

  • In the Mastery > Survival Tab, you will know your recent survival playstyle.
Your Survival Style In PUBG New Update
Your Survival Style In PUBG New Update
  • The recent playstyle of a certain player will be tracked by the survival style, together with some information, such as:
    • The average amount of time for engagement
    • The average amount of time the distance engagement
    • The total number of looted items in every game
    • The number of looted items for each game
    • The rate of hot dropping
    • The total amount of damage that a player received in each match.
  • The three most important of those qualities will be expressed.

Show off yourself through PUBG ID

Added PUBG ID To The PUBG PC 4.3
Added PUBG ID To The PUBG PC 4.3

Survival Mastery – PUBG ID

  • You can express your style through the new feature called PUBG ID. Your progression and Survival Mastery rewards will be expressed to other players as well.
  • There are many factors carried by OUBG ID, including Survival Mastery Level, Player ID, Emblem, Background, and Poses
    • You can check out a detailed recap as well for now
  • Feel free to explore and change from the Mastery > Survival tab.
  • There will be some cases when you can view the PUBG UID of other players:
    • If that person is your teammate from the previous battle
    • If that person was killed by you and you were killed by him/her


  • For every 10 levels you complete, (5, 15, 25…) an emblem will be rewarded to you.
  • You can express yourself with discrepant emblems on your own PUBG ID.


  • For every 10 levels you surpass (10, 20, 30…), you will get a background.
  • You can present your identity with lots of backgrounds on your own PUBG ID.


  • Similarly, you will earn a pose after every 100 levels you complete (10, 20, 30…).
  • Poses are regarded as high-quality rewards in the system. You can utilize the Survival tab and PUBG ID if you want to switch the poses.
  • Player poses utilize the equipped outfit of the player.
    • For now, you are unable to access other skins for the poses, such as vehicles and weapons.

BP Rewards

  • An amount of BP will be given to you for completing levels without other rewards

Added DBS – a new weapon to PUBG 4.3

New Weapon DBS Is Now Available In PUBG PC 4.3
New Weapon DBS Is Now Available In PUBG PC 4.3
  • This new gun is a double-barrel pump-action bullpup shotgun that can only be found in Care Packages at the moment.
  • The PUBG DBS shotgun is armed with two inside magazine tubes that allow players to load fourteen 12-gauge rounds.
    • DBS is also capable of dealing burst of damage in quick time thanks to the combined shooting mechanics.
  • DBS shotgun allows some attachments, including Holographic, Red Dot Sight, and 2x to 6x Scopes. They can be added to the upper rail of it.
  • DBS shotgun is able to inflict damage up to 100m


  • Upgraded the consistency of the shotguns
    • The hit probability is now much increased, especially the medium shotgun range.
    • Grown the damage drop-off over distance
    • The minimum per pellet damage within the effective scope of each shotgun was developed to 4.
      • Not including Sawed-off, which is just 3
      • The shotguns are now able to fire 9 pellets total per round
  • Made a change to the shotgun balance
    • PUBG Shotguns will employ more realistic ballistic curves from now on. However, their speed will be lowered down gradually.
    • The recoil effects of the shotgun also experienced an update
    • The damage multiplier was changed
      • For the Headshot: From 1.5 to 1.2
      • For the Torso: From 1.0 to 0.9
    • S686
      • 80 m is the maximum effective range from now
      • There was an increase in the reload speed, which was up to 20%
    • S1897
      • 80 m is now the maximum effective range
      • The pump-action speed was grown up to 20%
    • From now, pump action will no longer un-ADS the player in a short period of time.
    • Sawed-Off
      • 80 m is now the maximum effective range
      • 50 m is now the maximum grown probability range
      • The number of pellets fired was advanced to 9
      • The damage per pellet was lessened from 22 to 20
    • Duckbill attachment: The pellet spread multiplier was much developed from 0.8 to 1.0
  • Some weapon impact effects experienced a major update
    • Decals and particle effects are now directional, which means the player will truly know the direction that the shots come from.
    • Size and features of the effect are now based on the surface being touched and the weapon class being fired.
  • Enhanced QoL for healing items while walking
    • Feel free to use the healing items even while you are moving, but you cannot move fast. You will continue using the items when moving at the walking speed.
      • Unlike before, you needed to stop moving if you wanted to use the healing items.
  • You are capable of altering the Canted Sight reticle type and the brightness, which is just like Red Dot.


  • Lessened the volume of the Red Zone
  • Rebalanced the footstep sound volume with attenuation.
  • The footstep sounds will be strongly decreased when you get to the outer cap of the footstep audible range.
  • The sound effects when you descend will be played in a discrepant way, counting on the material type of the surface.
  • Made an improvement to the ledge-grab sound effects
  • Added a new song to the turntable
  • There is a new song in the turntable now
    • You can use this new song rather than the previous song

Survivor Pass: Aftermath

  • On October 16th KST, the current season of Survivor Pass and Survivor Title System will finish.
  • Survivor Pass will start on October 2nd before the completion of the Aftermath. There will be an on-screen message, pop-up, and countdown on the Survivor Pass banner letting the players know the conclusion of the pass.
    • For the people who bought Premium Pass and Level-Up items, they will see the pop-up message and will know the amount of time left until the conclusion of the pass.
  • You are able to purchase buy Premium Pass and Level-up items until the Pass period comes to an end.


  • Included the background blur effects to ensure that the duo/squad team UI has more improved readability.
  • The visibility of the fire mode indicator on the HUD was strongly improved to help differentiate the shooting modes more clearly.
  • The brightness of the equipment icons was decreased.
Now You Can Use The Headphone Icon In PUBG PC 4.3
Now You Can Use The Headphone Icon In PUBG PC 4.3
  • You will see this icon on the UI right of the health HUD to define the time when the Instant Volume Reducer (F7) is activated.
    • When this function is toggled, you will also see a system message at the bottom of the screen as well.
Instant Volume Reducer In PUBG PC
Instant Volume Reducer In PUBG PC


  • Due to the minor optimization for the game performance, the FSP in areas in which survivors are nearby each other will be enhanced a lot.
  • Made an improvement to the visual of the shadows and enhanced rendering performance.
  • The tentative change on the test server was already positioned to decrease a problem making the loot appear late, mostly after landing by using the parachute.
    • Due to the server load being grown by this change, the developers will now observe the possible negative influence players will have during the game. They intend to use this alteration on the live servers if the feedback they receive is positive and there is no much influence on the overall server performance. Announcements will be made through the PUBG update patch notes if there are any alterations to the plan. Make sure you try all the changes on the test servers and remember to let the developers know your thoughts.

Custom Match

Zombie Mode Improvement


Many improvements were made to PUBG Zombie Mode

Made some improvements to the Custom Match Zombie Modes in PUBG:

  • Zombies now have more powerful physical abilities
    • They can run at a fast speed now and even jump higher. They will deal damage to the opponents at a very fast speed.
      • Developed the running speed of the zombies to 1.5 times
      • Developed the jumping height of the zombies to 2 times
      • Develop the attack speed of the zombies to 1.5 times
  • Zombies now have more health and stronger healing power as well
    • Developed the strength of the zombies more than 2 times
    • The zombies are capable of recovering their health automatically when they are not in the fight.
    • Zombies don’t receive fall damage when falling from high locations
    • Zombies don’t receive more damage from guns either, not including for headshots.
  • Now, the zombies can use vehicles to better their movement
    • Instead of running on foot, the zombies will now use vehicles to move faster
  • The PUBG Zombie Mode is going to have a new feature called virus infection and this will become one of the primary factors of the mode. The development team is carrying out some internal experiments to release more features for the zombie mode in the forthcoming time. Don’t forget to experience the zombie mode upgrades and let the developers know your thoughts.

PUBG Partner Icon

  • There is an icon shown in front of PUBG Partner’s nicknames in the Custom Matches. The icon only pops up in the match information section and the waiting room.

Skins & Items

As soon as the latest Update 4.3 of PUBG approaches the Live Server, you can get access to the following new items:

  • Items with Halloween theme. Sales Period: September 25 to November 13
  • Up to 12 Twitch Broadcast Royale items. Sales Period: September 25 to October 15
  • 3 new Pan skins with a nice set to celebrate the PUBG Classic. Sales Period: October 2 to October 23
  • Two new BP purchasable items
    • Beryl & S12K BattleStat skins
    • 2 Madsy shoes
  • New BattleStat skin
    • SCAR-L BattleStat skin
  • The probability of obtaining a locked crate from the random crate purchase was decreased by 50%

Replay System

Updated the replay system. The replay files from the previous update cannot be utilized anymore.

Bug Fixes

  • Already fixed an issue where the footsteps of the character cannot be heard when moving backward against the corner of some objects.
  • Already fixed a bug where the Smoke UI timer did not sync properly when the replay was skipped in the replay mode.
  • Made a fix to a bug where the Flare Gun firing animation is obstructed when in the prone position.
  • Fixed a problem where grenade damage in some rare cases would have a chance to be taken in through several objects.
  • Made a fix to an issue where an improper kill distance was shown when an individual player is killed.
  • Solved a bug where UAZ wheels would not be destroyed after being attacked many times.
  • Solved a problem where the skull icons are exhibited improperly on the mini-map in the Simplified Chinese language version.
  • Made a fixed to an issue that led to an overly bright light effect in the side mirror of motorcycles.
  • Solved a problem where players could not be defeated by other rivals who attacked them inside vehicles.
  • Made a fix to an issue where the parachute was not visible in the training mode with an equipped bag.
  • Fixed a problem where players must be wiped out from the training mode when vaulting over a wall.
  • Made a solution to a problem where zombie players have an appearance like a human in the zombie mode sometimes.
  • Solved a bug where the lung capacity icon would not be exhibited properly when the player is trying to hold their breath while swimming.
  • Made a solution to a problem that prevented the footstep sounds from playing in some specific cases when dashing through some puddles.

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