PUBG 12.2 Patch Notes: Leaks, Release Date, Update Time, Battle Pass, New Guns, Skins Bug Fixes, And Performance Upgrades

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PUBG update 12.2 is right around the corner, and the developers announced all the new features coming to the game. A new 8x8 map is coming to PUBG and it is designed to encourage the classic battle royale gameplay.

At the same time, the developers revealed that two new features are coming to PUBG. Comeback BR and Self AED (self-revive) is coming to the game with update 12.2.


Players can read and learn how the new self-revive and Comback BR feature works in PUBG.

Release Date

PUBG 12.2 update will go live on July 7th, 2021. Players can expect that this update will be massive as the developers are planning to add more content throughout the season.

Update Time

The developers have not revealed the official timings for the 12.2 update. An educated guess can be made based on the previous PUBG update timings. Usually they are scheduled for 01:30 PST/ 04:30 EST/ 09:30 BST release. Players can also expect the servers to go down and matchmaking to be stopped 6-8 hours before the update.

Patch Notes

So in case you were wondering what are all the changes coming to PUBG with the 12.2 update, then we got you covered. Here are the official patch notes for PUBG update 12.2 released by Krafton Inc.

PUBG - TAEGO (Image via Krafton Inc)
PUBG - TAEGO (Image via Krafton Inc)

New Map: Taego

  • Taego is available as the Featured Map.
  • Playable in TPP and FPP.
  • Solo and Squads, including 1-man Squad Modes are available.
  • Duos are not available.
  • Depending on your region, available modes and perspectives will vary.
  • Up to 100 players.
  • Bots can spawn.
  • Clear weather.
  • No Red Zone.
  • Wildlife: Two friendly bird varieties reside throughout Taego, reacting to player movement and gunfire.
  • Taego is available in Custom Matches.
  • Sandbox Mode is available for PUBG Partners.

Survivor Pass

PUBG 12.2 Survivor Pass - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG 12.2 Survivor Pass - Image via Krafton Inc

Introducing our newest Survivor Pass themed around our latest map, Taego!


We’ve made multiple changes to the Survivor Pass system this update, including adding bonus rewards for those players who play past level 50. Read on for full details.

  • Survivor Pass Level-Up Tickets Purchase Methods Update
  • Level-up tickets can be purchased in units of 1 level on the Survivor Pass page after upgrading the Survivor Pass to Premium.
  • Level-up coupons are applied at the time of purchase, and can only be purchased until reaching level 50.
  • After reaching level 50, you can only level up with XP obtained through missions or gameplay.
  • We have prepared a bonus reward for players who have reached level 50.
  • Players who have reached level 50 and upgraded the Survivor Pass to Premium can further level up and receive bonus rewards such as medals, emblems, and G-Coin.
  • Keep playing until the Survivor Pass ends to earn all your bonus rewards.
  • Survivor Pass: Taego Weapon & Level Pack (3,270 G-Coin)
  • SURVIVOR PASS: TAEGO, Kar98K Skin, 30 Levels
  • Survivor Pass: Taego Weapon Pack (990 G-Coin)

Pass Schedule

  • PDT: July 7 – August 17, 11 AM
  • KST: July 7 – August 18, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 7 – August 18, 4 AM

Make sure to claim all rewards before Survivor Pass: Taego wraps up, as there is no additional grace period to claim rewards.

New Weapons

PUBG K2 new gun - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG K2 new gun - Image via Krafton Inc


  • Weapon Class: AR
  • Ammo Type: 5.56mm
  • Damage: 41
  • Effective Fire Range: 500
  • Fire Modes: Single, Burst, Full Auto
  • Muzzle Velocity: 880 m/s
  • Optical Attachments: Up to 6x
  • Rate of Fire: 700 RPM
  • Lower Rail Attachments: N/A
  • Magazine Attachments: All AR Mags
  • Muzzle Attachments: All AR Muzzles
  • Stock Attachments: None
PUBG MK12 - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG MK12 - Image via Krafton Inc


  • Weapon Class: DMR
  • Ammo Type: 5.56mm
  • Damage: 50
  • Effective Fire Range: 400
  • Fire Modes: Single
  • Feed System: 20/30 STANAG
  • Muzzle Velocity: 930 m/s
  • Optical Attachments: Up to 15x
  • Lower Rail Attachments: All Lower Rail Grips
  • Magazine Attachments: All AR/SR Mags
  • Muzzle Attachments: All AR/SR Muzzles
  • Stock Attachments: None

Item Spawn Increase

Gear up and get ready for a more dynamic experience on the Battlegrounds.

Many players have expressed the want for more loot across our maps, and in Update 12.2, we’re increasing loot across the Battlegrounds in Normal Mode after reviewing the data and player feedback.

Item spawn increase is only applied to the following maps in Normal Matches

  • Erangel - 123.9%
  • Miramar - 128.3%
  • Sanhok - 116.5%
  • Vikendi - 128.4%

Performance Improvements

  • Optimized internal logic between map loading to reduce hitching and frame drops.
  • Improved CPU usage by improving character creation and parachute animation performance to reduce hitching and frame drops.
  • Improved performance by optimizing logic related to the Special Care Package status.

Custom Matches

New vehicles and weapons have been added to Custom Matches, alongside our latest map, Taego.

  • Taego
  • Taego’s exclusive weather setting has been added.
  • Taego’s new items have been added to the spawn tab.
  • Normal Match → Normal Mode as default.

Spawn Options

  • Quad
  • Self-AED
  • Lynx AMR
  • K2
  • MK12
  • Quad
  • Pony Coupe

Added to Sandbox Mode (Exclusive to PUBG Partners)


Training Mode

New weapons and the Quad have been added to Training Mode.

  • Quad
  • Lynx AMR
  • K2 (located on the table where the MG3 was)
  • MK12 (located near the Crossbow)
  • Added a Soccer field with three soccer balls.
  • The Uzi has been moved to the pistol table, previously located next to the Crossbow.

Team Emote

PUBG Team Emote - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG Team Emote - Image via Krafton Inc

We have added new features and improved the Team Emote feature originally introduced with Update 10.3.

  • The organizer can use the emotes alone.
  • When teammates join the team emote, the emote begins at the same time instead of participating mid-emote.
  • Activate the emote using the emote wheel or shortcut key and then activate the standby action.
  • Teammates can join during standby.
  • Use the emote wheel, interaction key, or shortcut key to start and then activate the emote action. When alone, only your character plays the emote.
  • When teammates participate, the same emote action is activated.
  • Available while in the lobby and during matches.
  • Since there is no standby action in the Store and Pass Preview, only the emote action is activated.

Chat System: Whispers

Ever wanted to send messages privately to your PUBG friends? With the new Whisper feature, you can directly communicate with players on your friends' list and have one-on-one conversations separate from the lobby chat.

  • You can send whispers to anyone on your friends' list, as long as they’re online.
  • While in a match, you can view whispers from friends but only respond with selectable preset responses.
  • Press Enter to open the chat while in a match.
  • You can choose to hide Whispers while in-game.
  • Available in Normal, Ranked, Training Arcade, and Custom Matches.
  • Actions that have been assigned to the existing Enter key will no longer be attached to a key.
  • Go to Settings → Key Binding to bind to another key.
  • Messages cannot be accessed in Custom Match Esports Mode.

During the game loading period, some may not be received.


Sending inappropriate messages or advertising can result in a total chat ban.

New cosmetics, Outfits, Crates and Packs

The new Cataclysmic Magma Contraband Crates is now out! Please note, this case does not contain a Progressive Weapon Skin.

Contraband Crate

  • New Items(Epic) Cataclysmic Magma – M416
  • (Epic) Cataclysmic Magma – SKS
  • (Elite) Seabeast – Mosin Nagant
  • (Elite) Gilded Depths – K2
  • (Elite) Barracuda – Vector
PUBG New skins - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG New skins - Image via Krafton Inc

Value Pack

Sale Begins:

  • PDT: July 6, 7 PM
  • KST: July 7, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 7, 4 AM
  • Value Pack is sold as DLC and DLC which include G-Coin are not eligible for refunds.
PUBG New LongSkr skins - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG New LongSkr skins - Image via Krafton Inc


Sale Begins:

  • PDT: July 6, 7 PM
  • KST: July 7, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 7, 4 AM
PUBG New Summer skins - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG New Summer skins - Image via Krafton Inc


Sale Begins:

  • PDT: July 13, 7 PM
  • KST: July 14, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 14, 4 AM

Name Plate 4

PUBG Name Plate - Image via Krafton Inc
PUBG Name Plate - Image via Krafton Inc

Sale Begins:

  • PDT: July 27, 7 PM
  • KST: July 28, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 28, 4 AM

Team Emote

Sale Begins:

  • PDT: July 27, 7 PM
  • KST: July 28, 11 AM
  • CEST: July 28, 4 AM

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed an issue when playing would be placed in the wrong side of a vehicle when entering while ADS.
  • Fixed the issue where the player perspective was FPP while parachuting from the Emergency Pickup in FPP mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the rear seat player’s view is blocked in the roadster motorcycle if the driver was wearing a LV. 3 backpack skin in FPP mode.
  • Fixed the awkward graphical issue with the R1895.
  • Fixed the issue where the recoil animation was lower than intended when firing R1895 in ADS mode.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the magazine mode when attaching an Extended Quick Draw Magazine to the P18C.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s footsteps, vaulting, and climbing sound effects sounded different depending on the location of another player at a distance.
  • Fixed an issue where the Adrenaline Syringe is used first even when there are other boost items, if there is an Adrenaline Syringe in the inventory when using the auto boost hotkey.
  • Fixed an issue where the smoke from a damaged BRDM had a sharp edge in FPP.
  • Fixed an issue where the lobby Reconnect button wouldn’t work after certain bans had been overturned.
  • Fixed the issue where the instant volume reducer didn’t work for the Lobby Ball and Emotes.
  • Fixed a clipping with the Contraband Crate preview when the progressive skin is at maximum level.
  • Fixed an issue where the lobby intermittently restarted and characters were not displayed.
  • Fixed the issue where the character’s camera direction wouldn’t change when the character bumps into an object during walking or running.
  • Fixed an issue where the character would float up into the air when performing certain movements on the Lobby Ball.
  • Fixed an issue where custom spawn kits could not be displayed in TDM when the map hotkey was set to hold.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera shifted backwards when using a healing or boost item in the back seat of the Buggy.
  • Fixed an issue where the skin preview is set to ‘hide’ when previewing PCS4 Crash Test Emote & Coupon Bundle in the Store.
  • Fixed an issue where the character’s arm was displayed strangely when changing the firing mode of the PP19 Bizon gun from the back seat of a motorcycle or scooter.
  • Fixed an issue where SMGs could be used in the driver’s seat of motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs.
  • Fixed an issue where a player could be teleported to a different location, related to a destroyed Motor Glider.
  • Fixed an issue where the firing volume during the game’s waiting time in Training Mode was lower than the firing volume after the waiting time.


  • Fixed an issue where the on-screen key guide displayed in the replay is awkward when using a controller on PC.
  • Fixed an issue where the same notification was displayed repeatedly when acquiring a medal of the same tier in Mastery.
  • Fixed an issue where the BattleStat module was displaying numbers exceeding the maximum limit.
  • Fixed an issue where stats weren’t updated properly when quickly navigating through modes in the Stats screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Korean input was possible in the title when creating a custom match for the first time, but not possible from the second attempt.
  • Fixed an issue where vehicles were not visible when previewing vehicle skins in the shop after launching the game for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue where the Chicken Dinner Medals had incorrect explanations.
  • Fixed an issue where a console icon was displayed in front of the nickname in the system message when receiving or rejecting a friend request.
  • Fixed an issue where, after a party invitation, if a party member entered a match without accepting it, the player who accepted it would not be able to cancel matchmaking.

Items & Skins

  • Fixed an issue where the chest area had visual clipping when wearing the PGI.S Tactical Vest and the basic LV.2,3 vest after equipping the Battle Bunny Outfit.
  • Fixed the clipping issue when equipping Duncan’s Infiltrator Helmet – (Level 1) and Wooden Puppet Mask together.
  • Fixed the clipping issue when a female character equips the shirt, necktie, and most kinds of skirts.
  • Fixed the clipping issue on the wrist for female characters and in the stomach area for male characters, when equipping any type of Handwraps with a long-sleeve t-shirt.
  • Fixed a clipping issue when wearing a vest while wearing a form-fitting dress.