The update focused heavily on the remastered map, Sanhok which has seen some big redesign in many landmarks. In addition, Update 8.1 brings improvements to gas cans and an all new Season 8 of Ranked mode.
PUBG Console Update 8.1 Adds Survivor Pass: Payback
PUBG Season 8 Survival Pass: Payback is out now. According to the official PUBG Update 8.1 Patch Notes, players can expect to earn nearly 100 new skins and customization options. In addition, PUBG Corp has increased the amount of experience points a player can earn each day.
Players can now earn up to 7,200 XP a day by competing in matches. The amount of XP earned is now more proportionate to the amount of time players survive in a game. PUBG Corp says a player can earn approximately 600 XP an hour from normal or ranked matches.
In addition, Community, Progression and Beginners missions have been removed from the game. Instead, changes to season and challenges missions have been made. Season missions will now all be unlocked for players instead of waiting for each month to come around. Challenge missions this season will be themed around survival and there is a total of 12 challenges.
With a whole new map to explore, an all new ranked season and Survivor Pass to rank up, players have a lot to do right now. With Test Server data most likely being reviewed now, there may be a small update coming in the near future to tackle any bugs or glitches.