PUBG's planes are now terrifying fiery death traps

PUBG plane crash patch 13.1
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Nowhere is safe in PUBG anymore, not even the plane. The latest update has added the terrifying chance of the aircraft crash-landing before you've even figured out where you're dropping.

The new emergency landing feature is part of Patch 13.1. It's thankfully pretty obvious when the plane's having a bit of a moment—rapid plummeting aside, it'll also be engulfed in flames as it descends. Of course, the quicker you react and hop out, the further you'll be able to travel. You can even choose to stay on the plane the entire time if you fancy taking 50% damage when it makes its fiery landing. Probably wouldn't recommend it, though.

The update also increases the number of care package airdrops available in each match, chucks a secret room in Taego and gives the recently remastered Sanhok a further makeover. There's a whole bunch of patch notes relating to ranked mode too.

PUBG's taken a bit of a backseat to other battle royales lately, but it's still getting a good amount of content added. Last month saw the arrival of Taego, the first full-sized map to be added in nearly four years, complete with its own Warzone-style Gulag. PCG's Morgan recently returned to the game after a long hiatus, though wasn't convinced that it holds up to some of the modern competition.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.