Full Patch Notes Update 4.3 For PUBG Console

Full Patch Notes Update 4.3 For PUBG Console

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It must be great to learn that PUBG Console Update 4.3 is being rolled out on the test servers. If you are a huge fan of PUBG game on Consoles, make sure you will not miss any testing phases as they are one of the most crucial times for you to experience wonderful features. A test is being carried out on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms by the development team. All of you are welcome to try the test then let the developers know your thoughts on the PUBG Patch Notes for Consoles.

More specifically, this PUBG Console Patch Notes will bring you a new experience with Survival Mastery – a great progression system based on survival, a new shotgun called DBS, together with a wide range of upgrades and bug fixes. Before diving into the patch, please have a close look at the PTS and live maintenance schedules as shown below.

PTS Schedule:

  • PDT: September 25 7:00PM
  • CEST: September 26 4:00AM

Live Maintenance Schedule:

  • PDT: September 30 10:00PM – October 1 4:00AM
  • CEST: October 1 7:00AM – 1:00PM

The live maintenance schedule is subject to change. You will be updated if there are any alterations.

What is the PTS (Public Test Server)?

The PTS (Public Test Server) is a different PUBG server designed free for people that possess a copy of PUBG game. With the test server, players will be able to learn the forthcoming features and the developers can find the problems with bugs that need to be addressed fast. As soon as you purchase a copy of PUBG, you will be able to join the test.

Note: Your data, statistics, and other elements from the test server will not be applied to your live server account.

For Xbox:

If you are an Xbox user that wants to join the test server, you will find and download the “PUBG – Public Test Server” on the Microsoft Store or find it in the ‘My Games and Apps’ menu.

For PS4:

If you are a PS4 user, the “PUBG – Public Test Server” can be found in the ‘Purchased’ section of your Library.

PUBG - Public Test Server

All about the latest PUBG Console Patch Notes

Cross Platform Play

  • With Cross Platform, players from the other console platform can be matched with each other.
    • Cross party feature that lets players team up with the others from a discrepant platform is currently not allowed.
    • There is already a schedule to develop the cross party feature. More information about this will be revealed at a later date.
  • Players can toggle Cross Platform Play option in “Settings – Gameplay – General Settings”.
Cross Platform Play
  • In case no match is found after a period of time with Cross Platform Play option “off”, you will be suggested to change to the Cross Platform Play option “on”.

Platform identification icon

Platform identification icon
  • For those who are playing on the same platform will display the platform logo right in the front of their ID when on Cross Platform Play option “on”
  • You can figure out the platform of other players in the loot box, when observing, on user status message, and more others.


  • The way of the leaderboard being displayed will not be the same, which depends on the status of the Cross Platform Play option.
    • Cross Platform Play option on: Both console platform players will be displayed by the leaderboard.
    • Cross Platform Play option off: Only players from the same platform will be displayed by the leaderboard.

Survivor Title System Season 4

Survivor Title System Season 4
Survivor Title System Season 4
  • Here comes PUBG Survival Title System Season 4 with a wide range of new season rewards.
    • The commencement of Survival Title System Season 4 will be when the PUBG Console Update 4.3 touches the live servers.
    • All the Survival Points (SP) that players gained from the former season will be moved to this season.
    • UPDATE: Throughout the pre-season, a 1000 SP bonus will be given to players in every mode they have joined. The bonus will not be for the ones that have gained 1970 SP anymore because of an unanticipated technical difficulty.
    • There was a significant rise in SP gains in some PUBG maps: Erangel, Miramar, and Vikendi. The purpose of this is to ensure that SP earned will become fairer on all the maps with the same time played.

New Feature: Survival Mastery

The Survival Mastery system can be considered as the essence of this PUBG Console update. This feature allows players to grow their lethal skills through matches. The system going with Weapon Mastery, letting you improve your skill in gunplay, will offer you several new ways to show off your abilities and hone them more. Besides, you will earn yourself new rewards as well as get access to PUBG ID.

New Feature: Survival Mastery
  • With this progression system, you can level up gradually by earning more XB based on your survival styles.
  • Through all seasons, the system will not be affected. 500 is the maximum level for Survival Mastery.
  • You can earn XP in many circumstances:
    • Looting
    • Applying items throughout the combat
    • Combat
    • Resurrecting a teammate

Timeline system that shows a recap of all the survival actions performed in a match

  • By clicking Mastery > Last Match Tab, you will discover the survival actions you have done in the former match in a timeline order.
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<ul><li>All the activities mentioned below will be visible in the timeline, with other XP gaining activities: <ul><li>Landing point</li><li>The area where you do some certain actions</li><li>Damage you inflicted and received</li><li>Distance you could travel using vehicles</li><li>Getting through Blue Zone phases </li></ul></li></ul>

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Survival style that shows players’ playstyle

  • By clicking the Mastery > Survival tab, you will look back at your recent survival play style from the analysis of all your data.
  • Your recent playstyle can be tracked by the survival style by simply analyzing all of your data when playing PUBG game. Below here is the information included:
    • Average Engagement Length
    • Average Engagement Distance
    • Items Looted per Game
    • Distance Traveled per Game
    • Hot Drop Rate
    • Damage Taken per Game
  • 3 most important of these characteristics will be visible.

Players can express themselves through PUBG ID

Players Can Express Themselves Through PUBG ID
    • Players are able to display their progression and show off themselves.
    • Survival Mastery Level, Player ID, Emblem, Background, and Pose are all included. You are also able to check the whole information or recap.
    • You can see and switch from the Mastery > Survival tab.
    • You can see the PUBG ID of other players in some cases:
      • Ally from the former match
      • The one you eliminated and the one that eliminated you
  • Emblems
    • You will get an emblem for every 10 levels (5, 15, 25…)
    • You can display your identity with many emblems on your PUBG ID.
  • Background
    • You get a background for every 10 levels (10, 20, 30…)
    • You can show your identity with multiple backgrounds on your PUBG ID.
  • Poses
    • A pose will be given to you for every 100 levels (100, 200, 300…)
    • The poses are the top reward in this system. You can use the Survivor tab and PUBG ID to switch your pose.
    • Your pose utilizes your current costume.
      • At the moment, you cannot use other skins (vehicles, weapons) for the pose.
  • BP Rewards
    • You will get BP from the levels that have no specific rewards.

New Weapon: DBS

New Weapon: DBS
  • DBS is a nice shotgun added to PUBG Consoles. It is known as a double barrel pump-action bullpup shotgun you can pick up from Care Packages.
  • With two internal magazine tubes, you can load up to fourteen 12-gauge rounds when using this PUBG DBS shotgun.
  • PUBG DBS shotgun is able to create massive bursts of damage in a short time because of having the combined shooting mechanics.
  • You can attack a Holographic, Red Dot Sight, and 2x to 6x Scopes to the upper rail of DBS.
  • PUBG DBS is able to dish out damage at the maximum effective range which is 100 m.

Survivor Pass: Aftermath

  • Both Survivor Pass and Survivor Title System will come to an end on October 22nd.
  • From October 8th, two weeks prior to the conclusion of Aftermath, a message will appear on the screen, together with a count down on the Survivor Pass banner in the lobby in order to inform the players the ending of the pass.
  • Until the conclusion of the Pass period, you can buy Premium Pass and Level-up items.


  • Enhanced shotgun consistency
    • Developed the hit probability, particularly in medium shotgun range
    • Developed the damage drop-off over distance
    • Developed the minimum per pellet damage within effective range of every shotgun to 4
      • This increase was not applied to the Sawed-Off which was increased to 3 only.
      • 9 pellets total per round are the total amount fired by all shotguns
  • Modified the balanced for shotguns
    • All pellets from the shotguns now utilize more realistic ballistic curves (speed will be slower over time)
    • Updated the recoil effects for all shotguns.
    • Made changes to damage multiplier
      • Headshot: From 1.5 to 1.2
      • Torso: From 1.0 to 0.9
  • S686
    • The maximum effective range is 80 m now
    • The reload speed was developed by 20%
  • S1897
    • The maximum effective range is 80 m now
    • The pump action speed was developed by 20%
    • No more temporary un-ADS done on the player by the pump action
  • Sawed-Off
    • The maximum effective range is 80 m now
    • The maximum developed probability range is 50 m now
    • The number of pellets shot was grown to 9
    • The damage per pellet was reduced from 22 to 20
  • Duckbill attachment: Developed the pellet spread multiplayer from 0.8 to 1.0
  • Upgraded weapon impact effects
    • Since the decals and particle effects become much more direction now, you can easily realize which direction that the shots are from
      • The surface being hit and the class of the weapon being shot are the deciding elements to the size and the traits of the effect
  • QoL upgrade for healing items while walking
    • Now, while moving, you can use the healing items, but your walking speed will be slower. Keep using the item as you walk at a slow speed
      • Before the update, you were able to move at walking pace as you tried to heal your health, even though you had to completely stop for beginning the action
  • Feel free to modify the Canted Sight reticle type and brightness, just the same as the Red Dot

Featured Map

  • The featured map has been modified from Erangel to Sanhok.
  • Also made a modification to the game mode select UI
Featured Map

Custom Match (XBOX Only)

  • Custom matches now have Erangel Visual Update option
  • The name for Erangel Visual Update is “Erangel” while the former version will be titled as “Erangel Classic”
  • You can enjoy all game mode son both Erangel versions.

Vehicle auto-acceleration key binding change

  • Requested by the community, there was a change made to the Vehicle auto-acceleration key binding, which is now from (Double Tap) RT(Xbox)/R2(PS4) to (Hold) RT(Xbox)/R2(PS4) + (Tap) R-Stick(Xbox)/R3(PS4).


Lobby Navigation improvement

  • The main lobby screen will experience a change just like PC.
  • For prowling around the menu tab, tap LB, RB(Xbox)/L3/R3(PS4). For prowling around the lower tab, tap LT/RT(Xbox) / L2/R2(PS4).
  • Made a change to UI of Customize menu so it can become more console-friendly.
  • Already combined ‘STORE – MY ITEMS’ into ‘UTILITY’.
  • Attached NEWS & EVENT banner to the game, in which players can learn more news about PUBG while in the lobby.
  • Combined the SETTINGS, CONTROLLER GUIDE and RESTART LOBBY under System Menu.
  • The in-game lobby on FPP modes will not display the health bars.


Players can buy some new items/skins

  • G-Coin
    • WAKGOOD’S CRATE – Set storing 2 weapon skins
    • Pirate KIM’s Crate – Set storing 2 weapon skins
    • Halloween Items
  • Authentic Eastern Items
  • BP
    • 4 kinds of MADSY shoes

You cannot get access to the items shown in the list after the update

  • PS4
    • Glory – AKM
    • Glory – UMP45
    • Zest Set (Female)
    • Zest Set (Male)
  • Console
    • Countryside Sneakers
    • Tactical Gloves
    • Paddy Cap
    • Desert Digital – P92
    • Desert Digital – Win94
    • Desert Digital – P18C
    • Desert Digital – Sawed-Off
    • Desert Digital – Micro UZI
    • Cropped Corset
    • Combat Pants (Coral)
    • Retro Polo Shirt
    • Hi-top Canvas Sneakers (Pink)
    • Checkered Shirt (Coral)
    • Combat Gloves (Khaki)
    • Mesh Polo Shirt
    • School Shoes (Beige)
    • Gold Plate – S12K
    • Gold Plate – SKS
    • Desert Digital – M416
    • Desert Digital – Kar98k
    • Desert Digital – Mini14
    • Gold Plate – Sawed-Off
    • Gold Plate – Win94
    • Rugged (Orange) – SCAR-L
    • Rugged (Orange) – M416
    • Rugged (Orange) – AKM
    • Rugged (Orange) – Kar98k
    • Desert Digital – R45
    • Rugged (Orange) – UMP945
    • Rabbit Season Set
    • Rabbit Season Hoodie
    • Rabbit Season Leggings
    • Rabbit Season Hi-Top Sneakers


  • There were some visual enhancements made to shadows and the rendering performance
  • Already addressed a problem in which the monitor would glimmer or get blurry in some situations.
  • Set up tentative change on the test server to decrease a problem that makes loot spawn late, mostly right after a player has landed from their parachute.
  • A note from the development team: Since the server load is increased by this change, the developers will carefully observe any possible negative effect that can make players experience. If the feedback from players is positive and the general server performance influence is minor, the change will be planned to use on the live servers. Make sure you stick with PUBG patch notes to see if there are any changes to the plan or not. Also, you are recommended to explore all the changes on the test servers and send your thoughts to the developers.


  • Already rebalanced the footstep sounds volume and attenuation.
  • When you reach the outer limit of the footstep audible range, you will not hear much the footstep sounds.
  • Made an appropriate change to the sound when players enter shallow water like puddles.
  • Jukebox now has a brand new song
  • The new song is now an alternative to the current song
  • When you land from falling, the sound effects will be played differently, and it will be based on the surface material type.
  • There was a reduction in the volume of straw mats getting demolished.
  • Upgraded the ledge-grab sound effects
  • There was a decrease in the volume of the Red Zone.


  • Added Ukrainian to the game (XBOX only)
  • But after the update, this language will be no longer supported.
  • If you set the language to Ukrainian, it will return to English
  • No more Quick Join option in the map selection queues to enhance matchmaking times. Featured Map and Random Map are now available queues.

Known Issues

An issue where Survival Title Season 4 (PreSeason) leaderboard is not visible throughout Season 4.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in which you are sent back to the lobby after the appearance of the “lost connection to host” message when loading into the game.
  • Fixed a bug in which your footstep sounds are unable to be heard when you move backward against the corner of objects.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Flare Gun shooting animation is completely covered when in the prone position.
  • Fixed a bug in which the grenade damage could be taken through objects in some rare cases.
  • Made a fix to a bug in which a wrong kill distance was visible when a disconnected person is destroyed.
  • Made a fix to a bug in which healing items would be called off when Sprint is pressed but no moving.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which UAZ wheels would not be demolished after it has been punched several times.
  • Fixed a bug in which skull icons are wrongly visible on the minimap in the Simplified Chinese language version.
  • Made a fix to a problem that was a reason why the light effect in the side mirror of motorcycles became excessively bright.
  • Already fixed a problem in which parachutes were shown wrongly in training mode with a completely equipped bag.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which players were compelled to be eliminated from training mode when vaulting over a wall.
  • Already solved a problem in which a certain action would force BP and Blue coupons to be back after being exchanged.
  • Fixed a bug in which intermittently participants would engage in the match alone on FPP mode – NA.
  • Fixed a problem in which it was very difficult to read the “estimated time” during matchmaking.
  • Made a fix to the preview screen UI of challenge mission weapon skin.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which the plane icon size on the map does not alter even if the size of the map has been expanded.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which items within player crates are not arranged in the right way.
  • Fixed a problem in which “Punk Destruction Set – Jacket has a different look when worn compared to its product image.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which a moving line pops up at the bottom of the screen when the inventory is being opened after a smoke grenade has been used.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which quick markers do not function right after the option of the radio message has been turned off.
  • Already solve a bug in which characters could move at a faster speed on stairs after carrying out certain actions.
  • Made a fix to a problem in which the PUBG ID of other players was intermittently displayed cut off.
  • Already fixed a problem in which the audible sound of footsteps could be heard wrongly in some cases.

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