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PUBG Mobile 1.6 patch notes: New Flora Menace Mode, Payload 2.0, and more

Krafton has finally announced the official date and the upcoming features in the new PUBG Mobile 1.6 update.
PUBG Mobile 1.6 is the latest update coming from Krafton for its popular mobile battle royale game.

As expected, the 1.6 update will introduce loads of new features as well as new content in the game. Along with this, a lot of optimisations has been done to enhance the user experience.

The patch will feature a new Flora Menace mode; and apart from this, Vikendi will also make a return along with a few other game modes, including Payload 2.0, Runic Power, Infection, Survive Till Dawn and more, that were taken down by the developers to further improve and optimise.

When does PUBG Mobile 1.6 update release?

PUBG Mobile 1.6 update is scheduled to release on 14th September 2021, at 5:00 am UTC, although it may take a few hours to release the update to all the devices. 

PUBG Mobile 1.6 patch notes

Flora Menace mode

PUBG Mobile 1.6 patch notes: New Flora Menace Mode, Payload 2.0, and more
Flora Menace mode in PUBG Mobile 1.6 will be available to play on Erangel. (Picture: Krafton)

Erangel has been invaded by alien plants known as Yarilo. After absorbing special energy, the Yarilo quickly took over the major core urban areas and created the Rejuvenation Barrier, which has healing powers.

PUBG Mobile 1.6 patch notes: New Flora Menace Mode, Payload 2.0, and more
Cell Matrix will give random weapon drops and respawns to the players. (Picture: Krafton)

The Cell Matrix, a giant spaceship that carries everyone's hopes of escape, has gone out of control because of the invasion. Go to the Cell Matrix to conduct investigations, reclaim the energy, and experience awesome battles with random weapon drops and respawns. Call DynaHex Supplies to keep you well-supplied in battle.

Update rewards

Update to the new version between September 14 and September 19 (UTC 0) to get:

  • 2,888 BP

  • 100 AG

  • The Justice Defender Backpack (3d) ×1

Returning maps/modes

We've been paying attention to everyone's discussion over the various game modes. We feel extremely honoured that the game modes we worked so hard on have been so well received. We plan to bring back the following modes. For more information, please follow our official announcements and our official social media communities.

  • Metro Royale: Reunion - we'll be improving some parts of Metro Royale soon

  • Titans: Last Stand

  • Vikendi

  • Survive Till Dawn

  • Payload 2.0

  • Infection Mode

  • Runic Power

  • VS AI

New social features

We want PUBG MOBILE to be a game that you enjoy playing and a way for you to share, show off, and meet new friends. We've added new social features to make it more convenient for you to meet new friends who also like PUBG MOBILE.

Use the new Highlights feature to share your amazing plays! You can enable this in the settings. You can also view your career results and share them in Chats and on external platforms.

Region Rankings will be tested in some countries/regions. 

You can choose a popular area/landmark in your country. Players in the same region can compete against each other competitively in the Region Rankings. You can get corresponding titles and invite players in the same region to team up with you, as well as chat with them and view their statuses.

Royale Pass Month 3: Chef's Special (9/17–10/17)

PUBG Mobile 1.6 patch notes: New Flora Menace Mode, Payload 2.0, and more
The Metro Royale: Reunion mode will be an improved version of Metro Royale. (Picture: Krafton)

Better rewards at the same price! Will you be the Server Golden Chicken? Try your luck!

Experience improvements

Here at PUBG Mobile, we always want all our players to be able to participate in tournaments, become more skilled, and share their achievements. We are committed to improving your combat experience and providing more opportunities and rewards because you've been giving it your all.

Added the Playoffs to the All-Talent Championship. All teams that did not qualify for the Finals in the Semi-Finals will have the opportunity to participate in this. Don't have any regrets! We also added Weekly Match rankings to give players more opportunities for exposure.

Cycle 1 Season 2 (9/17–11/18) brings you better rewards, cooler effects, and more thoughtful features than before. Improved the display of some effects, as well as Emote performance and basic controls. Your game experience should now be smoother.

The update will be available for both Android and iOS devices on their respective App Stores. The update will require 690 MB of free storage space for Android devices, whereas 1.68GB for iOS devices.

Don't forget to check out our dedicated PUBG section for guides, news, and much more.