PUBG MOBILE has officially released its new Version 1.9 Update, bringing the festivities to Erangel and Livik as it celebrates its 4th Anniversary. A new floating gameplay mode in the sky, new themed camps, vehicles, and more are now available to players. Players will also have a chance to get a new X-Suit, enjoy a new Season and Royale Pass Month, and experience the new collaboration with the massively multiplayer online game Warframe.
This month PUBG MOBILE officially turns four years old, and it’s having a big celebration! Beginning tomorrow, March 16th, a number of changes are coming to Erangel, Livik, and Spawn Island offering players a chance to celebrate PUBG MOBILE’s birthday party. To start off, players leaving Spawn Island and dropping into the battlefield will now be able to battle in the sky on the new Aerial Battlefield.
At the beginning of each match, players have the option to jump into a vibrant Aerial Battlefield, transform into colorful puppets, and collect rich and radiant resources. Successful enemy hits will inflate their puppet heads and sustain the floating battlefield but hitting teammates will deflate it and drop the battlefield close to the ground. Time is of the essence, as the Aerial Battlefield only lasts for five minutes at the start of each match.
For those on the ground, there is a new way to travel. New folding mountain bikes can be found and used as a one-person vehicles. Players can put this silent bike, which doesn’t need refueling or recharging, in their Backpack and take it out later when they need to get around in a hurry.
Spawn Island is also getting a splash of new color. Players can find four different types of Colored Balls that can be used to dye certain buildings. Expect a vibrant Spawn Island the next time you log in! In themed mode, Colored Balls can also be used to summon four different giant statues, which when summoned together will put on a special performance.
Players will also discover a number of new camps in Erangel and Livik, containing valuable supplies, weapons, and more. The Vibrant Plaza and Vibrant Camp, two new resource camps, will now appear on both maps. In the larger Vibrant Plaza, players can check out the Bicycle Exhibit and other special anniversary areas. In the Vibrant Camp, players can see memory exhibits voted on by the community, collect combat supplies, souvenirs, and exclusive season memories.
Military Camps, which include scanning stations that give players the opportunity to find the location of nearby vehicles, and Firearms Depots, holding valuable supplies, can now also be found in both maps.
PUBG MOBILE’s Version 1.9 Update also introduces Cycle 2 Season 5. A whole new set of Legendary rewards are available including Glasses, Set, Parachute, MK14, Mask, and Cover. New 4th Anniversary-themed missions will also be available, allowing players to unlock commemorative titles and exclusive rewards through collecting souvenirs. Other updates include the adjustment of Ranked Classic Mode team ranges, Season Tokens that can now be obtained through activity in Ranked Matches, and changes to the shop and season purchase limit.
New content is coming to Royale Pass Month with Month 9: Cosmic Clash. Work through the ranks and unlock the Wukong Prime Set, Fluorescent Flash Set, and the themed PP-19 Bizon, Kar98K, and QBZ finish. Players can unlock these rewards and also earn a free RP Voucher (60 UC) for the next Royale Pass Month, Micro Battle, by participating in the server-wide Golden Chicken event.
Royale Pass Month 9: Cosmic Clash, begins March 22nd and ends April 19th. The new Arena mode Royale Arena: Assault is now available. In Royale Arena: Assault the Playzone appears randomly in different areas and can suddenly turn into a combat zone. Strong teamwork and quick reactions are essential as the team that completes the elimination goal first will be the winner. This fast-paced action is available beginning April 07th in Erangel and Livik.
PUBG MOBILE’s Version 1.9 Update also introduces the new Silvanus X-Suit. Find Silvanus on Spawn Island in Erangel with exclusive Emotes, X-Elements, and abilities. A new collaboration is coming to PUBG MOBILE, this time with the massively multiplayer online game Warframe. Players can currently enjoy a special Warframe preview event that features a series of challenges to complete in order to obtain skin. Players can also look forward to obtaining exclusive skins as well as an additional event as part of the Version 1.9 update, with details to be revealed soon.
PUBG MOBILE’s Version 1.9 Update will also bring a revamped Classic Mode featuring a number of significant updates. A Recall Tower has been added in certain game modes that allow players to recall eliminated teammates, giving them a second chance for success on the battlefield. A new Fog of War Anti-Cheat system has been added to select Arena Maps and some Classic Modes to help combat wallhacks. A number of other quality fixes have also been made, including an update to the Military Base Bridge in Erangel, as well as Control, UI, and Settings Improvements.
The new map Aftermath is also getting a series of updates in PUBG MOBILE’s Version 1.9 Update, with changes to ziplines and weapon behaviour to improve the gameplay experience. The Cheer Park will also be refreshed with new racing gameplay, updates to the Shooting Range, the addition of new fast-travel options, and an expanded settings section for sound and UI.
A number of other improvements have been made to PUBG MOBILE, including visual improvements, UI upgrades and much more.
Experience the ChatGPT ‘Make It More’ Trend: Generate Weird AI Images
AI art generators occupy a peculiar space, capable of rendering diverse scenarios, from a cosmic skateboarding dog to a coffee cup adrift in the ocean. Setting aside ethical considerations, some creations may not initially meet expectations, necessitating user prompts to refine the AI-generated output.
Yet, what if the aim isn’t to craft a polished piece of AI art? Enter the “make it more” trend, where ChatGPT users task DALL-E to generate an image and subsequently request the bot to amplify certain aspects. For instance, Justine Moore prompted DALL-E to create a bowl of ramen, then instructed it to make it spicier. The iterative process led to increasingly absurd results, culminating in a bowl of noodles shooting fire beams into outer space.
A Dad getting increasingly Dad-ier pic.twitter.com/1EUFECmnT3
— Justine Moore (@venturetwins) November 27, 2023
While the Make It More trend gains traction on ChatGPT and DALL-E, allowing users to experiment with various image transformations, it also raises concerns about resource utilization. The AI processing involved consumes power and energy, prompting considerations about the trend’s efficiency and environmental impact. Nevertheless, these prompts contribute to OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to enhance AI capabilities across platforms like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
Samsung Internet is Now Available for Download on Windows PCs
Samsung’s default browser, Samsung Internet, has expanded its reach to desktop computers and laptops, now available for download on the Microsoft Store. One notable feature is the ability for users to sync their browsing data between their Galaxy devices and computers.
Upon launching the browser, users can import their browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines from other applications like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge by signing into their Samsung Cloud account. The browser also supports add-ons and extensions from Chrome and Edge, accessible through the Chrome Web Store.
Samsung Internet for Windows offers familiar features such as incognito mode, light and dark modes, and ad-blocker support. The design elements show similarities to both Chrome and Edge, providing a sense of familiarity for users of those browsers. A useful security feature allows users to delete bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other data upon signing out, catering to those who share computers.
Despite its promising features, the browser’s PC debut is marred by a lack of complete sync support. Currently, only browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines can be imported, with no support for transferring saved passwords from Galaxy devices to computers. This omission may be addressed in future updates.
In May, Samsung Internet received an optimisation update for Galaxy tablet users. Toggleable features were introduced, allowing users to control the placement of the browser’s address, bookmark, and tab bars. The update also included a warning for users with a high number of open tabs, informing them that opening another tab would result in the deletion of the oldest tab.
Google Clarifies the Cause of Missing Google Drive Files
Many Google Drive users recently experienced the unsettling disappearance of their files, prompting concerns. Google has now identified the root cause, attributing the issue specifically to the Google Drive for Desktop app. While assuring that only a limited subset of users is affected, the tech giant is actively investigating the matter and promises timely updates.
To prevent inadvertent file deletion, Google provides the following recommendations:
- Avoid clicking “Disconnect account” within Drive for desktop.
- Refrain from deleting or moving the app data folder, located at:
- Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS
- macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS
- Optionally, create a copy of the app data folder if there is sufficient space on your hard drive.
Before Google officially addressed the issue, distressed users took to the company’s support forum to report deleted files. One user from South Korea highlighted a particularly severe case where their account reverted to May 2023, resulting in the loss of anything uploaded or created after that date. Additionally, the user emphasised that they had not synced or shared their files or drive with anyone else.
As Google delves deeper into resolving this matter, affected users are advised to heed the provided precautions. The company’s commitment to ongoing updates reflects its dedication to swiftly addressing and rectifying the situation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to safeguard digital data, especially as users navigate cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive.
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