PUBG Is Getting a New, Smaller Map, Among Other Goodies

Doug Carpenter
March 11, 2018

One of the major announcements he made was with regard to a new map that is expected to arrive next month to the test servers.

"We've worked hard over the past 2 years to build a good foundation for the most realistic Battle Royale experience out there", said Greene.

In the official post, the developer's are keen to ensure fans that they are dedicated to continually improving the game, in terms of new content, and patches and updates - and listening to community concerns. This small map will come to a new Experimental Test Server in April, but a second, standard-sized 8×8 map is also in development for a 2018 release, but is not yet ready to be shown.

"It is also our aim to continually upgrade the game's aesthetic side, and today we want to share some before/after images showing work the art team has been doing to improve the way houses are rendered in the game".

Microsoft's Nico Bihary has announced that test servers for PUBG's Miramar map will be coming soon to Xbox One.

"It will offer a higher player density and shorter matches and we want to get it into your hands early this time around so we can use your input to make it a great experience for everyone".

Before Fortnite came around in October of a year ago, PUBG had risen to the top of the Battle Royale genre, having dethroned H1Z1: King of The Kill, but Fortnite has firmly cemented themselves as the top game in recent months.

Stability, optimization, and security are still paramount to PUBG Corp., with the battle to combat cheaters and hackers still going on every day. "It is impossible to solve these problems once and for all, but our goal is to continuously improve in this regard".

Meanwhile, competitor Epic Games is touting more new modes, another new season of content and a mobile version of Fortnite which will support cross-play with PC and PS4 versions of the game. Marked in the top left as a 4x4km concept, it is half the size of the previous two maps, seemingly without sacrificing the 100 player count, from what Greene says.

In the same vein, custom games will be further expanded to allow for more control and quality of life features like saving presets, with plans to expand access to a wider audience. Activated through a radial menu, actions can be performed during matches to communicate with other players.

As of right now, this is all that Greene and PUBG Corp. were willing to talk about, but even more content and plans are in the pipeline, so the road map could be added as 2018 wears on.

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