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BGMI 1.7 update patch notes - Release date, file size, Arcane, Mirror Island, more

The Battleground Mobile India 1.7 update is on the horizon and we now know all the details on what to expect, including the League of Legends collaboration, Arcane-themed mode, new balance and gameplay changes, new features, and more.
The release of the BGMI 1.7 update is imminent and developers Krafton have shared all the details we need to know about this Arcane-themed content drop.

Arcane, the highly-praised League of Legends anime, had a premiere this November, and as a part of the extensive marketing campaign, the characters featured in the series will be for the first featured in games not produced by Riot Games.

The Jinx skin in Fortnite being the first, followed by the inclusion of all the main Arcane champions in the Battleground Mobile India 1.7 update.

Mirror World

BGMI 1.7 update patch notes - Release date, file size, Arcane, Mirror Island, more
Experience League of Legends' Arcane in a battle royale style! (Picture: Krafton)

Champions Jinx, Vi, Jayce, or Caitlyn will be added as a part of the new "Mirror World" mode, which can only be played on the Erangel map.

This special mode introduces floating Mirror Islands, which players can access for special loot and to become one of the Arcane characters with special abilities and unique weapons.

The mode also introduces other new areas with new Arcane-themed monsters which will also drop special loot.

To learn more about the mode, check out the video below.

BGMI 1.7 update - new features

BGMI 1.7 update patch notes - Release date, file size, Arcane, Mirror Island, more
You can now piggyback knocked-out players. (Picture: Krafton)

Players will now be able to piggyback their knocked-out teammates or even enemies! While carrying them, you will not be able to use weapons or drive vehicles, and your movement speed will be significantly reduced. Players on your back will also have slightly reduced health regeneration.

Another new feature is the Survivor Number indicator, which will be introduced in matches once the number of players is reduced to the last ten standing, while also showing the notification for each play zone.

BGMI 1.7 update patch notes - Release date, file size, Arcane, Mirror Island, more
Smoke grenades' trajectory will now be clearly visible. (Picture: Krafton)

Smoke grenades will now have a smoke effect while in the air so that you can clearly see their trajectory. Explosive grenades will now also clearly show the location of the grenade upon exploding near a player so that you can know where the damage came from.

Another small quality of life change is that the jump button will automatically switch to the new "climb" icon when a player is in front of a climbable object.

Finally, if you like to play with the AI enemies, but you find them not particularly challenging, you will be glad to hear that a "hard" option, for the AI, has been added in the 1.7 update.

Returning modes in BGMI 1.7 update

BGMI 1.7 update patch notes - Release date, file size, Arcane, Mirror Island, more
The Survivor Number indicator will now notify you when you enter the Top 10. (Picture: Krafton)
  • Vikendi: Arrives 16/11, supports rooms and spectating
  • Metro Royale: Reunion: Arrives 11/22 with the new Carry feature.
  • Survive Till Dawn: Arrives 25/11, available every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and supports rooms and spectating.
  • Infection Mode: Arrives 25/11, available every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but does not support rooms.
  • Payload 2.0: Arrives  29/11, available every Monday, Saturday, and Sunday, and supports rooms and spectating.
  • Runic Power: Arrives 30/11, available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and supports rooms and spectating.

Combat changes in BGMI 1.7 update

  • Marksman Rifles rebalanced: Increased damage at long range, increased bullet speed, increased recovery speed.  
    • SLR: Increased recovery speed, increased bullet speed.      
    • SKS: Slightly increased recovery speed, increased bullet speed.      
    • Mini14: Increased damage at long range.
    • VSS: Slightly increased the weapon's damage. 
  • DP28 rebalanced: Reduced bullet speed, reduced damage at long range, reduced headshot damage.
  • New Carry feature: You can now carry knocked down players, and move them to another location.

The BGMI 1.7 update release date and file size 

Krafton hasn't yet announced the official release date for the Battleground Mobile India 1.7 update but since the PUBG Mobile 1.7 update is released on 15th November, we expect the BGMI 1.7 update to become available later this week.

When it comes to its file size, expect it to require around 989MB of free storage space on your device.

 

 

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Featured image courtesy of Krafton.