Tomorrow, January 14, 2019, Unranked Returns to PUBG mobile.
The new patch 1.8 is the perfect update for anyone who started the year to get into PUBBG Mobile but was intimidated by the thought of jumping straight into ranked competitive play. Tomorrow’s patch 1.8 will be available. It is the latest in a long list of huge PUBGMobile updates. This update brings back unranked play that has been missing for the entire time I played the game. Perhaps forever. It’s difficult to know for certain, and patch notes aren’t willing to admit how long new players have had to endure the rigours of a ranked playlist.
After introducing several fan-favourite modes that could have been mistakenly for fan-made custom game modes over the previous two updates of 2021, the first PUBG Mobile patch in 2022 is now making an effort to welcome new players who want to practice without being demoted. New players were forced to learn the game’s 100-player battle royale and had their skills graded at the match’s end. Like me, they feel that being graded on your skills can be very stressful. This can be enough to discourage people from trying the game. This patch is great for anyone who wants to have some fun or test out new weapons in a more realistic environment than the custom games.
PUBG mobile defends that the first “ranked match” someone plays against is only against brainless, ego-boosting robots. It’s so obvious that you won’t find a Reddit thread detailing the common gloat if you search for it. Instead, you will find YouTube videos in which creators intentionally torch bots for millions of viewers. Even if you are the highest-ranked player in the game’s game, the arrival PUBGMobile unranked queue may inspire your less-experienced friends to download the game and play it with you. They won’t be able to ruin your hard-earned rating. It’s a win/win situation.
What’s the plan for PUBG Mobile1.8? After years of being forced to play in ranked matches, how do you get into an unranked match? You can use tabs. PUBG mobile’s menu system gradually added more tabs over the years as new modes were created and sub-categories were added. You won’t have to go through too much fluff to avoid grading your skills when you drop into Erangel.
If you don’t want unranked to be the default setting for patch day, look for the tab in the top row of the mode select screen. You should see both Ranked as well as Unranked options. Since the beginning, both have been there, but the Unranked option has been locked ever since. That’s at least how it feels. These steps may be invalidated by any design changes that the patch might bring. The patch notes are confusing, and refer to menu changes for clarity. We apologise in advance if these “wise words” is not what you expect.