We look at what players can expect in the PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 22.2 update. The update will coincide with the game’s sixth anniversary.

When will PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 22.2 be released?

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PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 22.2 will launch on March 15, 2023, for PC and on March 23, 2023, for consoles. Players will enjoy a festive atmosphere to celebrate another anniversary of the game, the upcoming FAMAS assault rifle, and several gameplay enhancements.

What’s new in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 22.2?

Celebration of the game’s sixth anniversary

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is getting ready to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Now the developers of the game are holding a wish contest. You can leave your congratulations to the creators of PUBG on a special page. One hundred lucky fans will receive a variety of in-game merchandise. You can submit messages until March 23, 2023. The winners will be announced on April 7.

In addition, posters featuring drawings by artist Tristan Eaton will appear on the game’s maps. Tristan is known for his street murals.

New Assault Rifle FAMAS

The upcoming FAMAS Assault Rifle is coming to the game. It is a versatile and powerful weapon found only in airdrops. The FAMAS has single, burst, and automatic fire modes.


The rifle uses a 5.56 caliber and supports various optics up to 6x scope. The effective range of the FAMAS is 400 meters.

Improved weapon balance

This time, changes were made to the AUG assault rifle. Now, this weapon can be found among the regular loot in the game. The AUG also now has increased bullet spread. Other stats have changed as follows:

  • Damage: 42 → 41
  • Rate of Fire: 700 → 750
  • Bullet speed: 940 m/s → 890 m/s
  • Effective range: 90~500 → 60~450

M416 damage has been reduced from 41 to 40. This assault rifle also now has increased vertical bullet spread.

Shotguns will now spawn 30% less often in normal matches and 20% less often in ranked games. Other types of weapons will spawn on the map instead.

Interface improvements

The game interface will advise the player to pick up specific equipment. For example, a scope or ammo that matches your weapon. You can turn off this feature in the game settings.

Other improvements

Steam will offer users to check the integrity of the game cache in case of corrupted game files, which fixes most in-game issues.