KRAFTON Inc. has released its January Update for NEW STATE MOBILE, the popular battle royale game on iOS and Android. This month’s update aims to change the game’s meta as numerous balancing changes have been made to various weapons, vehicles and the Drone Store. Along with the balancing changes, the January update brings Team Deathmatch Mode (TDM) to the ARENA map, new patterns for the Shooting Gallery and Siege Mode, a new Survivor Pass and more.
While a comprehensive breakdown of NEW STATE MOBILE’s January Update can be found HERE, see below for key highlights.
● Shifting the Meta: Following player feedback, balancing changes have been made to weapons and vehicles in order to offer players a more dynamic experience. First, long-range damage for SMGs, ARs and LMGs has been decreased in order to increase the viability of guns that have been unpopular in the past. Second, vehicles have been adjusted to more accurately portray the vehicle’s characteristics. Vehicles such as the Vrion, Electron and UAZ have improved durability, while sedans now have increased speed and motorbikes have increased stability for easier handling. Finally, the Drone Store’s cooldown has decreased; the delivery speed has increased; and the price of items have been adjusted dramatically. These efforts are hoped to allow players to utilize a wider arsenal in various situational engagements and have a more positive experience across matches.
● TDM Arrives to ARENA: Players can now play TDM in ARENA, which previously only allowed Round Deathmatch Mode (RDM). Whichever team reaches 30 eliminations first will win the match in TDM. Following elimination, players will respawn at a random location close to their base. However, be aware that care package items will not appear in the center of the map in TDM.
● Updates to Shooting Gallery and Siege Mode: Changes have been issued to Shooting Gallery and the additional points for SR have been reduced from 800 to 500. Siege Mode, which was recently introduced into NEW STATE Labs with last month’s update, has undergone additional changes in patterns and difficulty, as well as having rankings reset. Please visit the Patch Notes on the NEW STATE MOBILE website for a detailed breakdown.
● Survivor Pass Vol. 15 Brings New Exclusive Items: The Survivor Pass Vol. 15 introduces Keeper from the Dream Runner faction! Players can experience Keeper’s background story from the Pass’ story quests. Once all missions have been completed, players will receive Keeper’s facial appearance.