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.”
— PLAYER @ GDC (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) March 23, 2018
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.