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PUBG Mobile begins rolling out V.18.0 update to players – Here everything you need to know

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There’s whole lot going on in the world of tech right now that we think one of these days we might totally get swept off our feat. Virtual launch events have shifted to be the new norm while Developers keep getting us on the latest updates too.

One such update is from Tencent who have finally started pushing out the v0.18.0 update for PUBG Mobile with lots of added features and yeah…cool weapons to help you get that chicken dinner real quick too.

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As expected, the major update introduces a whole host of new features to the game as well as a number of bug fixes and improvements. The company notes that the update will take up about 1.97GB of storage space on Android and 2.21GB on iOS. In other words, players will have to make quite a bit of space if they are running out of storage space in their phones.

Some spoilers here as we’ll be giving you a run down of some of the top five key new features from the updates.

Blue Hole Mode

PUBG Blue hole mode

This new game mode will be a new addition to the EvoGround Arcade and will be available at a later date.

This game mode will be set in Erangel and is pretty similar to the classic mode. However, instead of only one circle, there will be two circles. The outer circle will represent the safe zone, while the inner circle will harm the health of whoever is inside it.

However, the inner circle will also represent the next circle. So once the outer zone finishes shrinking to the inner circle, a new inner zone will appear. This will go on till the match ends.

Cheer Park

The Cheer Park can accommodate up to 20 players at a time and has most of the same features as the Training Ground. Players can use this downtime to view information about other plays as well as chat and interact with them.

Players can also invite their friends and roast chicken in cheer park. Other activities in Cheer Park include 1v1 duels, play the Hunt game that was featured in the anniversary celebrations, and show off their skills at the shooting range.

New Weapon

New weapon in PUBG

The P90 submachine gun (SMG) has been added to the Arena!

This weapon fires 9mm bullets and offers a default magazine capacity of 50 rounds. It has three firing modes, single, burst and full-auto. In terms of attachments, the weapon can be equipped with muzzle attachments and the Laser Sight. It can also accommodate scopes up to 6x.

There is also a new variant of the Win94 rifle. This new version of the weapons will come with a 2.7x scope attached as default, similar to the VSS. This new weapon will only spawn in Miramar.

Mad Miramar

Mad Miramar in PUBG

Speaking of some weapons being one available in the Miramar – unarguably the biggest part of the update, called Mad Miramar.

As per the patch notes, there have been some visual updates as well as some new elements. An Oasis has been added to the northern part of the map, while to the northwest are some Urban Ruins. The developers have also added more housing areas, roads and resources.

There is also the addition of a race track that runs through the whole map. This should make driving on the map more fun. Speaking of driving, the game will now feature a Golden Mirado. However, only one instance of the vehicle will spawn in the map, making it a rare prize for players who want to ride into battle with some style.

Vending machines have also been added to the game. These machines will dispense Energy Drinks and Painkillers and those who are lucky might get as many as eight drinks at a time.
The update also brings a number of visual updates, both in the map and in the main menu. There is now a chance for the Miramar map and the main menu to be under the effect of a sand storm.

Meanwhile, the main lobby will now feature a Miramar theme and music. Further, players will also get to earn new achievements and complete events for rewards.

New Results Screen UI

PUBG detailed result screen update

Last on the list but not the least is a whole new and detailed update to the results screen.

It will now allow players to view data on each weapon they used in the game. They will also be able to check and compare statistics with others in the same tier.

More updates…

There have also been a whole host of other changes and fixes that are aimed at improving the gameplay experience for PUBG Mobile players.

This includes improvements to Death Replays, weapon balancing, Canter sight, Jungle Adventure, Guncraft Finishes and more. You can check out the entire patch over on Reddit to know more.

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Xiaomi Redmi G 144Hz Gaming Laptop launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price

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Few days ago, we brought you news Xiaomi were planning on launching it’s first gaming laptop, the Chinese tech company has moved to fulfil that promise with the Redmi G gaming laptop.

The Redmi G is the first gaming laptop by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand as the company already has thin and light notebooks under its Mi NoteBook and RedmiBook lineup. Moreover for specs, the new gaming gadget has launched with upto 10th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics to boot.

Though the Redmi G laptop isn’t tipped to challenge major bigwigs in the gaming industry, it still packs enough features to get you through the most rigorous and graphic-demanding games.

Xiaomi Redmi G Specifications and Features

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Xiaomi Redmi G features a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with very narrow bezels on three sides and upto 144Hz refresh rate. The base configuration was tipped to come with 60Hz refresh rate which it did but, the rest of the two models come with 144Hz display.

It also supports a 100% sRGB colour gamut range and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio with 178-degree wide-viewing angles. The Redmi G measures 23.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 2.5 kilograms, so its not your common thin and light laptop but instead offers a full set of features that ensures a smooth gaming performance.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi G is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10200H processor running at upto 2.4GHz for the base model paired with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. The other Core i5-10300H variant that comes with NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics.

The maxed-out Redmi G is powered by 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 2.6GHz base clock speed and is paired with GTX 1650Ti. All variants come with 512GB PCIe SSD storage and 16GB DDR4 RAM.

The Xiaomi Redmi G doesn’t just disappoint on the basic feature aspect either. It comes with a full-sized backlit keyboard that offers a 1.5 mm key travel with dedicated numeric keys and trackpad features like Microsoft PTP gesture controls.

As for the I/O ports, the new gaming laptop features a Type-C port, USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, a mini Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an ethernet port. The laptop is also equipped with two 2W speaker units supported by DTS:X Ultra. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 module with 2.4Gbps theoretical Internet speeds and Bluetooth 5.1.

Xiaomi also packed in a 55WHr battery juice for this which it claims can last for upto 6 hours when browsing the web and upto 4 hours when streaming videos online.

Xiaomi Redmi G Pricing and Availability

The Redmi G has only launched in China for now though no word if Xiaomi will bring it to the global market anytime soon.

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However, the Redmi G gaming laptop comes in three configurations to choose from starting at CNY 5,299 for the base variant with Core i5-10200H and 60Hz display, CNY 6,299 for the Core i5-10300H model with 144Hz display and a maxed-out configuration at CNY 6,999 with Core i7-10750H processor and 144Hz display. Which ever unit you chose to go for, be rest assured you’re getting a budget PC that no doubt will survive anything thrown at it.

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Xiaomi set to launch its first gaming laptop – the Redmi G on August 14: Here’s everything to know

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Chinese tech giant Xiaomi had recently launched new laptops, and now its sub-brand, Redmi is all set to go all out into the game by introducing the Redmi G its first-ever gaming laptop.

The Redmi G has been teased to come with minimal bezels packing specs reminiscence of the Microsoft Surface and will be a premium laptop that is powerful and looks quite modern.

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Much like the arrival of any new product, the first goal would be to evade the new product factor which has seen numerous tech either fall to public displeasures or entirely launch undercooked.

Here’s everything to know about Xiaomi’s Redmi G first gaming laptop.

Redmi G Features and Specifications

Though Redmi has so far succeeded in getting the public Hawkeye to just limited details about the device, the illusion will only get clearer as we approach lunch. Taking to Weibo, Redmi has teased that the laptop will feature some interesting design decisions, the laptop is said to come with very minimal bezels including the move to shift the webcam to the bottom bezel.

While nothing has been confirmed till now, there are suggestions that the laptop will feature some cooling solution and superior performance for gaming evidently pointing to the device been powered by the Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10300H processors.

The company already has the RedmiBook range of notebooks in 13, 14, and 16-inch sizes. However, the new Redmi G gaming laptop will most likely be announced in a 15-inch display variant. The design could see the laptop come with a matte finish body in all-black colour.

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Additionally, the Redmi G laptop could also be a little bulky and look like a typical gaming laptop as it would also house a hig-end graphics card for games and other applications.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that Redmi has a number of laptops under its name, with even a special edition Ryzen notebook also being sold by the company in China. However, none of these laptops support a 144Hz display. It will be interesting to see if Redmi G notebook also comes with a 144Hz display.

Redmi G Price and Availability

In the afformentioned teaser, Redmi has revealed that it will be launching the Redmi G gaming laptop on August 14. Though no information if the device would be restricted to only the China market, more on this should however be revealed later tomorrow when the device finally goes official.

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