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PUBG Update 5.2 on Test Server Brings 'PUBG Labs'

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Update 5.2 for PUGB is now on the test server, bringing with it a new place called “PUBG Labs.”

PUBG Labs is a, “space where we will work with the community and players to experiment with new game modes, rule sets, features and so much more.” The team is looking for player feedback from this space, which you can find in the menu under the Play button.

Here’s what’s coming to PUBG Labs which is live November 26 though January 1 KST on PC, and November 26 through January 6 KST on console:

  • Skill Based Rating is an experimental feature being tested through PUBG Labs, tracking your skill and assigning you a rating based on your match performances.
  • This Skill Based Rating is separate from the current Survival Title System.
  • Ratings will be applied for each mode based on players’ skill level. To see your rating, you must first play 5 matches.
    • After you finish 5 rating-evaluation matches, your rating going forward will be adjusted based on factors such as kills and overall placement in matches.
  • You can leave feedback about the changes to your rating after the end of each match, so we can gauge how the system feels.
  • For one week after the Skill Based Rating test ends, all players who participated can share their feedback via an in-game survey.
    • Feedback period
      • PC: 1/2 – 1/9 KST
      • Console: 1/7 – 1/14 KST

Other items from the patch include improvements to towns in Vikendi, improved terrain, gameplay balance, in addition to a new waypoint feature, attachment feature, and more.

Check out the full notes here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.