BGMI 2.5 Update: New Map Nusa, Weapon Upgrades & More
Krafton has welcomed back all the fans and players of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) today, 29th May 2023. BGMI is now playable and has been rolled out with the latest 2.5 Update which offers a refined and immersive experience for gamers. In case, you have the game downloaded and ready to go but are not able to log in and play, this is because Krafton is staggering the game’s playability to ensure a seamless experience. Though users will be allowed to log in in phases, Krafton has assured that within a maximum of 48 hours, all users will be able to log in and play the game.
Here’s all you need to know about the BGMI 2.5 Update including a brand-new map - Nusa, captivating in-game events, weapon upgrades, and a stunning collection of new skins and cosmetics.
BGMI 2.5 Update Explained
Firstly, players should note that Krafton has implemented playtime restrictions to strengthen its efforts to promote responsible gaming practices. Therefore, the playtime for users under 18 will be three hours whereas for the rest of the players will be six hours daily. Furthermore, there are other checks in place including parental verification via one-time password (OTP) and daily spending limit for minors.
Here are the details about the BGMI 2.5 Update:
New Map Nusa: Nusa is a 1x1 map of a resort island located in a tropical zone. It is the smallest map to be introduced in BGMI. Krafton stated that the map offers a thrilling experience and that a single match only lasts for eight minutes. Some of the key highlights of the map are:
Ziplines: The map features distinctive mechanisms such as Ziplines that players can use to move quickly across the island. Elevators can also be installed in hotel buildings in “New City”. It also features unique attractions and fun gameplay features such as zorb balls, a swimming pool, combustible buildings, and destructible jars.
Super Recall: In duo or squad mode, players who die within a certain time can be recalled to the battlefield carrying a random weapon by any of their surviving teammates. In solo mode, players can be recalled automatically without a teammate's help.
New Weapon: With the all-new Tactical Crossbow, players will be able to restore the zipline by using a loop and can also set houses alight by using fire arrows. Players can also shoot more accurately in mid and close range and fire shotgun bullets in peek & fire mode. The mode changes to single shot when players scope in.
New Vehicle: A two-seater off-road ATV has been introduced. This lightweight and speedy ATV can move fast even in highly curvy terrains.
Underworld Unleashed: This is a seven-day login event that gives out a permanent purple-grade underworld guardian set.
Race To The Top In Battlegrounds: This 15-day progressive event will be giving away a permanent pink-grade Badlands Punk outfit.
Hot Drop Into The Battlegrounds: Completing this 10-day progressive event will reward players with a permanent pink-grade sandstorm set.
Gameplay Glory: By completing this 15-day progressive event, players can get their hands on a permanent pink-grade Noble Lineage set.
Updates to Classic Maps:
On Livik, the texture and effect of the waterfall have been improved, and the color of its surface blends better with the map on the whole, noted Krafton.
The developer has also added Supply Shops to Miramar, Vikendi, and Sanhok. Moreover, Refresh Shop Tokens are added to resource points on the ground.
Updates to Firearm, Vehicle, and Throwables:
Neostead2000 is now available in Livik
Monster Trucks are now available in Miramar
Throwable’s throwing process has been improved, making it smoother and more consistent during use. Throwing lines no longer cut into glass windows
Other improvements include the ‘invite’ option in Spawn Island, better marking when parachuting, and the introduction of the main interface sound visualization function in all classic modes, among other updates.
CYCLE4 SEASON11: Krafton said the new rewards include season sunglasses, parachute, mask, cover, and pink level full-set resource.
Royal Pass M21 and M22 are now available with the BGMI 2.5 Update. The release of RP events will continue, including RP server lucky chicken, point bonuses, and pre-order groups, confirmed Krafton.
Additionally, premium skins including the new X-Suit: Stygian Liege X-Suit, Moondrop Eterna, and Spectral Swan covers are now available with the latest update.