The latest build on the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds test server has a bug that lets players ride grenades down mountains without taking fall damage.
In the history of first-person shooters, there have always been some very special maneuvers that you can perform with certain weapons in order to get a leg-up on your opponents. Way back in the day, that was "rocket jumping" or the act of exploding a rocket beneath your feet so that you can propel yourself to otherwise inaccessible locations. This allowed you to surprise unwary opponents by attacking from places they didn’t expect.
Assuming you survived the explosion part, of course.
In Fortnite rocket jumping has been replaced by rocket riding, where the player actually steps aboard a remote-controlled missile in order to achieve mostly the same goals as rocket jumping. Once again, the maneuver is risky as one wrong move and you’ll explode, but it’s a goofy thing to do in an already goofy game.
PUBG is a game that strives for realism, however, and has thus far shunned the insane antics of anything to do with rockets. But maybe that’s set to change with the latest build to appear on the PUBG test server.
As discovered by Reddit user kowzzzz, the latest test build allows players to toss a smoke grenade and then ride that grenade downhill without taking fall damage. He even posted a short video of this in action. It’s apparently a lot easier to step onto the tiny grenade that it appears, and completely negates what would normally be a fatal fall.
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Another user replied to say that the same thing is also possible with apples as well.
In all likelihood, these new maneuvers are actually bugs and will be removed before the build goes live, but for a moment PUBG was on the verge of having its own version of rocket riding. Maybe it’s a mistake to get rid of it? After all, Call of Duty tossed out realism a long time ago, and they still get tons of players.