It’s official, the Metal Rain event mode is returning to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds this weekend. Originally introduced earlier this year, the limited-time mode is making a return with a few notable changes. If you weren’t able to check out Metal Rain the first time, it’s a mode that lets players scavenge flare guns (which spawn alongside normal loot), then shoot said flare guns to call for care packages.
The care packages in Metal Rain include extra weapons and supplies, or an armored UAZ. With the mode’s return, a few changes and tweaks have been made to keep things interesting. On the official Steam page for PUBG, an announcement regarding the return of Metal Rain was posted that helps elaborate on some of the changes players can expect.
“Metal Rain is returning to PUBG in this week’s event mode. As before, players will be able to call either an armored UAZ or a special care package by using flare guns found throughout the map. Gather your friends or join a random group of 8 and battle it out for control of the airdrops in this all-out battle for superior firepower!”
The post continues by noting some of the improvements made to Metal Rain’s UI.
“We’ve improved the mode’s UI so players get a visual displaying which drop the flare gun will call in their current location and how many of each drop remain. This can be seen in the Map screen (M by default). Once the flare gun is fired, it will be marked on the map so that players can easily find where the care package drop point is.”
Another thing to note is that Metal Rain will only be available to play on the Erangel map, and is playable in most regions in both first-person and third-person perspectives. Metal Rain officially goes live in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on July 19 at 10 p.m. (EST) and will run until July 22 at 10 p.m. (EST).