PUBG Update 5.1 Adds Throwable Pans, First Aid Kits

PUBG Update 5.1 added throwable melee weapons and other improvements
PUBG Update 5.1 added throwable melee weapons and other improvements /

PUBG Update 5.1 brought several changes to weapons, healing items and Erangel in addition to its headlining adjustments when it hit PC test servers Wednesday.

PUBG players can now stack melee weapons in their inventories before throwing them at enemies to deal damage. Machetes, crowbars and sickles can be thrown up to 40 meters with damage ranging from 75 to 25 based on distance — the shorter the distance, the more damage dealt. The pan is unique in that it can only be thrown 30 meters and deals 90 to 40 damage.

To throw a weapon, a player must press the right mouse button with the weapon equipped to aim, then press the left mouse button to throw.

Healing items and ammunition can now be thrown as well, but only to teammates who request the specific item using the in-game radio messages. Players can throw items up to 15 meters, but throws made while running or to difficult to reach positions will result in errant throws that leave the item in question on the ground.

Successful throws will appear in the recipient's inventory unless their inventory is full. In those cases, the item will land at their feet.

Update 5.1 also made the Win94 exclusive to Miramar even as it added a built-in 2.7x scope to its upper rail.

PUBG Corp added a pair of changes to Erangel, disabling red zones after Phase 3 and upping vehicle spawn rates on regular and mountain roads.

PUBG Update 5.1 also brought changes to Miramar, a new Survivor Pass and vending machines. It is slated to hit PC live servers Oct. 23 and console live servers Oct. 29.

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