New PUBG Map Shown Off For The First Time

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is in line to get a third map in the near future. And while developer PUBG Corp. has shown off some artwork previously that offered a sense for the map's layout, we've now gotten a peek at what it looks like in-game.

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene offered the glimpse during a panel at the Game Developers Conference. He subsequently shared it in the tweet you see below. It appears to have a more tropical setting than the existing maps, and it has some new types of buildings we haven't seen before.

Most notably, Greene points out that this is a 4x4km map, which is markedly smaller than 8x8km size of Erangel and Miramar. PUBG Corp. had previously announced it was working on a smaller island map for release sometime this year and that it "should give you all a much more intense and faster paced Battle Royale experience."

At the time, it was said to be launching on the PC's Experimental Test Server in April. Greene's latest tweet says it's due out "soon," though he offers no further specifics on when players will be able to test the map. We also don't know how soon it will arrive on Xbox One--or the recently launched PUBG Mobile, for that matter.

One thing players will be able to try out in the meantime without having to go to the test server are the first limited-time event modes. The debut one will bump up squad sizes to eight players and increase the rate at which players find rifles.

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The setting and environment reminds me a lot of the original Far Cry games! :)

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@eganator2000: The zombie mode was teased before, part of why i bought the game. It's ok though because Far cry 5 will keep me busy for plenty of time.

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Damn this looks so much nicer and easier on the eyes than the other maps, they should have done something like this from the start, smaller map will definitely help speed up the gameplay a bit and make it less boring as well.

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They could release 100 maps it's not going to make the game anymore fun. How about a zombie mode, where thousands of zombies attack everything in sight, and the last 5 people left win. It would force people to make alliances.

Or how about a capture the flag mode where the location of the flag is always shown on the map and when you get the flag you now have the whole map chasing after you, then if you're killed then next guy picks up the flag until 1 person remains, also if you manage to keep the flag in your possession for 5 minutes you win.

I'm just so sick of the blue circle, it looks like Brendan greenes creativity started and ended with 99 players with guns.

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@rk7p5: I agree with the zombie mode! However a Zombie mode was teased before?!

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@rk7p5: well he's making a fucking battle royale game, he's always wanted to make a basic battle royale game, not a game with artificial mechanics like the "other" stupid ass game. He's always liked the more realistic approach to things if you couldnt tell by his work on the Arma 2 and 3 Br's he made mods for. Its also not a fucking zombie game, its a 100 player BR lol

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@kcxiv: Yeah a 100 player BR where 75% are chinese cheaters, you can't even choose what map you want to play.

Pubg's weapon and bullet dynamics are awful, sniper elite has better and more realistic gun battles, not to mention booby traps like tripwires and mines.

Pubg is boring and 1 dimensional.

di·men·sion·al - having sufficient depth and substance to be believable

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Stop making maps and optimize the damn game, it runs like crap on one X. My expectations were low, but the FPS is hideous.

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@dashaka: I think it runs pretty good on the X but then again I've always been a console peasant so....

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I mean Xbox doesn't even have the desert map yet, so I expect this map to hit 2019.

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@Ice-Cube: I think I saw a rumour that it's releasing Miramar next month. I hope so.

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Looks like mayhem.