PUBG 12.2 Patch Notes


PUBG 12.2 Details Revealed: New Taego Map, Survivor Pass and More

Abhimannu Das
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PUBG's 12.2 update is now available on the test servers for all players with a brand new map, gameplay mechanics and more.
Players now have a second chance if they die in the new map and they can regain all loot via the Comeback BR system.
A Self AED item will also enable players to revive themselves when downed even in Solo modes.

PUBG’s 12.2 update is finally live on the test servers for PC and it adds a brand new 8x8 map ‘Taego’ with a brand-new second chance system. The new ‘Comeback BR’ mechanic is similar to Warzone’s Gulags where players an get respawned if they die in the first zone but it has its own twists to set it apart. The game is also getting a ‘Self AED’ mechanic that allows you to revive yourself if you get downed. It is similar to the gold resurrection shields in Apex Legends. The Self AED is a world loot item that you need to pick up. Here is a look at everything that is coming to PUBG’s 12.2 update.

PUBG 12.2: New map ‘Taego’

Taego is the newest map which was added as part of PUBG’s 12.2 update. Players can check out Taego in the test servers and it will be available in the live version of the game in the coming weeks.

  • 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.

PUBG 12.2: Comeback BR system

Comeback BR is a Taego exclusive second-chance mechanic allowing players who die during the first Blue Zone phase the chance to drop back into the fight later in the match.

Players who die during the first Blue Zone phase battle it out in the Comeback Arena, a location separate from the main Taego Battleground. Survivors who remain alive long enough in the Comeback Arena are transported by helicopter back to the Taego mainland in phase 3 to resume their fight for the Chicken Dinner.

  • Comeback BR is exclusive to Taego Squad matches.

  • Players who die before the first Blue Zone phase ends are eligible and see a timer indicating when Comeback BR begins.

  • At least one Squad member must be alive on the Battlegrounds for teammates to remain eligible to enter Comeback BR.

  • All eligible participants are sent simultaneously to the Comeback Arena, separate from the main fight, and must find loot and items to stay alive, competing against other survivors.

  • There are no bots or knockdowns in Comeback BR.

  • Survive the timer indicated while fighting in the Comeback Arena, and you’ll be transported back to the Taego mainland via helicopter with all your items and gear to continue your fight for the Chicken Dinner.

  • While health and boost levels are reset upon returning to the fight, your kills and stats are still recorded.

PUBG 12.2: Self AED

Similar to Comeback BR, the Self AED is another Taego exclusive second-chance mechanic, giving players another opportunity to stay in the fight. The Self AED is a world-loot item that allows players to revive themselves when DBNO, without the need of a teammate, and can be used in Solo and Squad matches.

  • Press the interact button or click the Self AED in your inventory to activate the self-revive.

  • Cannot be canceled once started.

  • Cannot be used while already being revived by another teammate.

  • Squads: The Self AED can be used even if your entire Squad is DBNO, as a teammate holding the Self AED prevents your Squad from being immediately eliminated.

  • This gives you chance to self-revive and then revive your teammates.

  • If the whole Squad remains DBNO, you will be eliminated once all players with a Self AED are killed.

  • Solo: Having a Self AED allows you to enter DBNO instead of being instantly killed.

  • Self AED uses are recorded as revives in your stats.

PUBG 12.2: Survivor Pass: Taego

Thew new Survivor pass will have bonus rewards for those players who play past level 50.

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.

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.

Available bundles

  • 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

PUBG 12.2: New Weapons and Vehicles

K2: It is a world-spawn 5.56mm caliber AR popularized in the 80s and 90s era of which Taego is born. It fires in single, burst, or full-auto for combat versatility. The weapon is available on Taego in Normal and Custom Matches.

MK12: It is a new hard-hitting, high-velocity 5.56mm caliber DMR exclusive to Taego, found as world-loot across the map in Normal and Custom Matches.

Pony Coupe (Vehicle): It is a coupe concept car that first premiered at the Turin Motor Show in 1974. The next-generation electric vehicle model IONIQ5 was designed with a lot of inspiration from the Pony Coupe.

  • Maximum HP: 1,000

  • Maximum Speed: 150 km/h

  • The all-wheel-drive (AWD) system ensures maximum traction in rough conditions.

  • While being a 4-seater vehicle, due to the characteristics of a coupe, passengers in the back seats cannot shoot out of the vehicle.

PUBG 12.2: Item spawn changes

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

  • All maps are set to 100% as default

  • Erangel loot increased by 23.9% now 123.9%

  • Miramar loot increased by 28.3% now 128.3%

  • Sanhok loot increased by 16.5% now 116.5%

  • Vikendi loot increased by 28.4% now 128.4%

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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