[Download] PUBG MOBILE 3.0 with new Shadow Force Themed Mode

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In the ever-evolving world of PUBG MOBILE, anticipation reaches its peak as Tencent announces the rollout of the highly awaited version 3.0 update. Scheduled to roll out on January 8 at 11:00 (UTC+0), this update promises an array of exhilarating features, gameplay enhancements, thematic additions like Shadow Force, Metro Royale mega updates, WOW gameplay additions, and much more. Here, download PUBG MOBILE 3.0 APK + OBB and checkout the complete patch notes.

The highly-anticipated PUBG Mobile 3.0 update is here with a brand new “Shadow Force” Themed Mode. According to the patch notes, the update comes with the following key features:

  1. New “Shadow Force” Themed Mode: Experience new powerful tactical items and the Respawn Battle on your way to chicken dinner!
  2. Metro Royale mega updates! New Arctic Base map, high-pressure air rifle, snowy weather, and more!
  3. WOW Updates: New Blade Ball gameplay and casual competitive mini-games. Experience a different kind of Battle Royale fun with friends now!
  4. Basic Experience Improvements: Enhanced basic controls and responsiveness provide a smoother gaming experience!
PUBG Mobile 3.0 Patch Notes

1. The Shadow Force Themed Mode

Embark on a new adventure with the “Shadow Force” Themed Mode, available from January 8 to March 11 (UTC+0). Supported on maps like Erangel, Livik, and Sanhok, this mode introduces tactical items and the Respawn Battle mechanic.

1.1 Respawn Battle Mechanic

Experience a game-changing respawn mechanic, allowing players an additional chance within the first 8 minutes of the match, exclusively available on Erangel. Dive into a separate battleground with periodic Respawn Points, Emergency Respawn items, and strategic recalls by teammates.

1.2 New Item: Shadow Blade

Unleash the power of the Shadow Blade, a formidable melee weapon found in themed buildings. Its unique skills allow for swift movement, defensive capabilities, and a distinctive aura effect on nearby enemies.

1.3 Portable Grappling Hook: Skytether Hook

Equip the Skytether Hook to launch and propel yourself, enhancing maneuverability in the air. A versatile tool for strategic movement and surprise attacks.

1.4 New Item: Proxy Scout

Introducing the Proxy Scout tactical item, a reconnaissance tool that mimics the user’s appearance, performing basic actions. Use it for distraction and gather valuable intel on your enemies.

2. Urban Area Reformation: Shadow Invasion

Explore the revamped urban areas in Yasnaya Polyana, Prison, and Georgopol. New building features, ascent and descent options, advantageous shooting positions, and Supply Warehouses await. Uncover Camo Doors and Supply Warehouses for bountiful supplies.

3. Exclusive February Gameplay

From February 8 (UTC+0), experience the return of the 2-Seat Bike with a refreshed design. Numerous landmarks and love-themed Easter eggs are scattered across the map, promising memorable moments with friends and loved ones.

4. Metro Royale Updates

The Arctic Base map arrives from January 11 to March 10 (UTC+0). Explore a dynamic 2km × 2km battleground featuring partial map destruction, snowy weather, timed black password-locked doors, vertical ziplines, and a resource trading mechanic.

4.1 New Mechanics and Items

  • Tactical Alarm Device: Detect nearby enemies during a match.
  • New PvE enemies: Arctic Commander, Robo Ravager, Plated Tank.
  • New TR-2A Air Gun: Launches steel balls using compressed air.
  • New Sellable Items: Top Secret Information, Military Circuit Board, and more.
  • Backpack Expansion Mechanic: Use Metro Cash to increase capacity.

4.2 Talent and Fabled Equipment Updates

  • New Special Traits: Extremity Armor, Tactical Sonar, Hollow Bullet, First Aid Set.
  • Updated Fabled Equipment traits and new Honor Rewards.

5. World of Wonder Gameplay Updates

With the release of Version 3.0, expect an array of feature updates, including Information Display, Creation Filter, Group Editing, and new Gameplay Devices. Engage in interactive and virtual projection devices, enhancing your creative possibilities.

6. General Updates & Improvements

From Bolt Action Sniper Rifle enhancements to vehicle improvements, animation tweaks, and basic settings adjustments, PUBG MOBILE Version 3.0 promises a smoother and more engaging gaming experience.

6.1 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Updates

Explore the new attributes, allowing shots to penetrate vests and bodies, reducing the durability of helmets and vests, providing a new dimension to sniper gameplay.

6.2 Vehicle Improvements

Enhanced driving experience, inclusion of scooters in Erangel, Miramar, and Livik, and the ability to apply bandages or use energy consumables while driving.

6.3 Animation Improvements

From basic movement to climbing, falling, and ADS animations, the update brings smoother transitions and improved responsiveness.

6.4 Basic Settings

Adjusted parachute-related options, and added 90 fps support for specific devices.

7. New Season: Cycle 6 Season 16

Embark on a new season journey from January 14 to March 16 (UTC+0), featuring legendary items, a revamped Season Token Event Shop, and improved Season Transition Score Setback.

8. Popularity Battle Event

Participate in the Popularity Battle event from January 11 to February 16 (UTC+0). Showcase your skills, loot points from opponents, and aim for Times Square Ranking rewards.

9. Team Popularity Battle Event

Join the team-based Popularity Battle event from February 15 to March 8 (UTC+0). Improved team formation logic, 1v1 battles, and exclusive Nickname Badge creation await.

10. All-Talent Championship S17

From January 15 to February 29 (UTC+0), engage in the All-Talent Championship S17 with new event shop rewards, crate rewards, and first & second runner-up rewards.

11. Security & Game Environment Improvements

Tencent continues its commitment to fair play and security, enhancing cheat and violation detection mechanisms, and ensuring a secure gaming environment for all players.

Here, download the PUBG MOBILE 3.0.0 APK and OBB files. You will find two versions of the PUBG Mobile APK. The first is the small or compact version intended for mobile devices only or Android smartphones. It comes in a compact size of 700 MB in size.

The other is a full 1GB APK download which is meant for every device like PC, tablet, and mobile. So if you intend to download PUBG for PC or Bluestacks, then go with the first one.

However, do note that once you install the APK, it will automatically start downloading the OBB files; which may take a total of 2GB of storage on Android.


Stay tuned for the full global direct links. Meanwhile, download the APK and OBB below separately and see how to install them below.

Note: This is the full installation file with OBB. Extract the zip to get the APK. Install APK and then move the.OBB file to Android > OBB > com.tencent.ig folder.

Download instructions: While you can still download PUBG Mobile game safely from the Play Store listing directly from Google servers globally including North America, Europe, and the rest of Asia, the listing may not show for Indian users. You may need a VPN to download via direct link. So you can download the APK from below and OBB for offline downloads.

How to install PUBG Mobile APK and OBB files?

You can install the PUBG Mobile 3.0 APK+ OBB zip listed above using Split APKs Installer (SAI) using this tutorial.

Or, extract the zip and do the following:

  • First, install the PUBG Mobile APK.
  • This should create a proper OBB folder.
  • Download the OBB file with the name -> main.17525.com.tencent.ig.obb
  • Copy the OBB file and paste it under Android > OBB > com.tencent.ig folder. Then launch the PUBG app again.

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You can use our APK Downloader to get the APK and OBB files for download. The links come directly from Google servers. So it’s safe.

  • Download PUBG Mobile APK + OBB from Play Store

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