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PUBG's September patch notes have been released along with a new weapon. This guide will cover how to get the Mini-14 rifle.

PUBG Guide: How to Get the Mini 14 Sniper Rifle

PUBG's September patch notes have been released along with a new weapon. This guide will cover how to get the Mini-14 rifle.
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PUBG is expanding its horizons yet again. The Battle Royale-inspired video game is one of indie gaming’s great success stories, with it being reported in August that more than 10 million games had been played since the game’s Early Access launch back in March. This latest update brings Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds closer than ever to an official full release. 

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PUBG‘s September update introduces a host of new features, quality of life improvements, and a new death dealer. The Mini-14 is the newest PUBG weapon and is available to use now on the game’s live test servers. Read on to find out more about what the Mini-14 is and the best places to find one.

What is the Mini 14 in PUBG

The Mini-14 is a new compact and lightweight semi-automatic sniper rifle that uses 5.56mm rounds. According to the PUBG patch notes, this weapon can use all sniper rifle attachments for the muzzle and magazine slots and can be used in conjunction with any type of optic sight. The other DMR’s (Designated Marksman Rifles) in Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds have higher damage output than the Mini-14, so Bluehole has added to the Mini-14 a high muzzle velocity and low bullet drop to compensate for this disparity. 

How to Get the Mini 14 DMR in PUBG

The Mini-14 is not available from air drops, but instead, it can be found scattered across the island of Erangel. Likely places to find the Mini-14 are:

  • Sosnovka Island — The Novorepnoye military base here always has some great loot 
  • Rozhok School — The abandoned school houses some pretty rare equipment and is a great place to ambush unsuspecting looters
  • Gerogopol — Like the locations listed above, this place is quite well known for having some of the best loot in PUBG. However, make sure to be on your guard because other looters will be here, too! 
  • Lipovka — This military bunker is usually less crowded than some of the other places I have recommended but nevertheless, this area hides some very rare loot

So far, the Mini-14 has proven to be fairly popular among fans of the game. PUBG players discussing the weapon on Reddit have said that the Mini-14 is a great balance between the M16A4 assault rifle and the SKS rifle, with good handling and very little recoil.

What do you think of the latest weapon in PUBG’s ever expanding arsenal? Know of any more places that this weapon spawns? Share your knowledge in the comments below.

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