Set on Vikendi’s cold and desolate frozen landscape, Arctic Mode challenges players to maintain their avatars’ body temperatures in various ways to survive periodic arctic storms. Players must work together to keep their body temperatures high, as their individual meters will gradually drop, and they will incur damage. In addition to battling the storms, players will need to fend off enemies, use their tactics to survive from the battleground. Players can maintain their body temperatures in the following ways:
- Use a lighter to create an indoor fire, then forage for branches to keep the fire alive
- Hunt wild chickens, collect the meat and cook it to be eaten and restore body temperature
- Use resources such as the heater and health packs
In addition to the new gameplay mode, snowboards from PUBG Mobile’s beloved Winter Festival will appear for players to ride in the snow. Similarly, remote-controlled drones have been added, which allow players to navigate and scout surrounding areas for tactical advantages.
The Arctic Mode content update arrives after the PUBG Mobile Second Anniversary celebration, where players were able to experience massive in-game events and challenges. PUBG Mobile is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.