PUBG Is Getting Two More Maps And A Gulag-Like System

PUBG Is Getting Two More Maps And A Gulag-Like System

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PUBG is going big with its next year of scheduled development plans. The roadmap features an overhaul to one of the earliest maps, two new maps, a gulag-like revive system, and more.

First, on June 2 on PC and June 10 on consoles, Miramar, the game's second-ever map memorable for its arid, desert environment, is getting a visual overhaul. Likely similar to the work PUBG Corp. did with Erangel, the game's original map, Miramar will receive visual enhancements to bring it closer to modernity. PUBG has never been much of a looker, so the update should rectify that somewhat.

Later in the year, the first of two new maps will come to the original battle royale. Codenamed "Tiger," the map will arrive in Q3 2021 and introduce an exclusive new way to get back into a round after elimination. It sounds like it will be modeled after Warzone's gulag system, though for now, no further details were shared, so the exact process is unknown. The map will be 8x8km, making it the same size as Erangel and Miramar and the first 8x8 map the team has released since 2018.

In Q4 2021 or Q1 2022, another new map, codenamed "Kiki," will arrive in the game as well. This one will also be a massive 8x8km and features a decidedly different look for PUBG, one that seems to more closely mirror the futuristic aesthetic of PUBG: New State, the upcoming mobile spinoff.

One of two new 8x8km maps coming to PUBG within the next few months.

The early-in-development map will feature "a diverse set of locations, from mysterious underground labs and massive skyscrapers to swamplands and underwater buildings, said the team. On top of all that, a limited-time racing mode will come to the game, taking place on the Miramar map between June 2-14 on PC and June 10-21 on consoles. The game will also feature cosmetics from a collaboration with Spanish motorcycling outfit El Solitario. Season 12 of PUBG will kick off on June 2 on PC and June 10 on consoles, bringing a new weapon in the Lynx LMR as well as a new Quad vehicle for players to find.

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