PUBG Mobile gets new Infection mode

What you need to know

  • Update 0.14.0 has arrived for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile).
  • The free update adds an Infection mode, pitting Defenders with guns against the melee-only hordes of Infected.
  • This update also continues the nautical theme that was started with Season 8.

The 0.14.0 content update is here for PUBG Mobile and this update brings something a little spookier than usual: a full-on Infection mode. Earlier this year, there was a crossover event with Resident Evil 2. Now, it's all-out player vs player zombie vs human combat. Players join one of two groups in a match, the Defenders or the Infected.

The Defenders can still use firearms, while the Infected are limited to melee attacks and some cooldown-based special abilities. The Infected also infect any members of the Defenders that they manage to kill, so the number of humans will dwindle as the match goes on. The Defenders have to last until dawn, while the Infected need to bring down every Defender.

There's a few other non-zombie items in this latest update as well. Season 8 is still going strong and the aquatic theme is continuing. As such, there's different items and daily challenges for players to unlock. There's also some platform-specific upgrades. Players on iOS devices can now keep PUBG Mobile active as a background app while downloading any updates.

Related: Best PUBG Mobile drop locations and survival tips for Erangel

Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance gaming writer who started working for iMore and its sister sites Windows Central and Android Central in July 2019. He handles news, previews, reviews, and exclusive original reporting, and has also been featured on TechRadar.

With a background studying engineering before he shifted his focus to gaming journalism, he's skilled at identifying technical advantages and disadvantages provided by different hardware. If he’s not writing something, he’s off playing video games, spending time with his pets, exercising, or reading. He's also fond of trying to draw things with his iPad.