PUBG Getting Huge Improvements in 2021, Including Respawning, and a Disposable Gun
The original battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds seemingly was the start of the battle royale craze that consumed gaming when PUBG released in 2016. With the release of PUBG, more battle royale games have launched into the titans of the genre, games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone. With this in mind, it seems like PUBG is still going strong despite the competition, and that fact rings true with the announcement of a new update to the game that’s not only going to introduce more content into the game but features that the game seemingly missed out on when it’s competition joined the fray.
Posted on a developer blog post on steam, PUBG’s update lays down what players should expect throughout the coming months into the end of 2021.
Miramar Gets a Facelift
Miramar is the second map to be released in PUBG, with players being able to explore a whole new area, without having to be removed from the previous map much in the way that Fortnite changes their locales. However, while there are now 7 Maps for players to explore in the game, Player Unknown seems to have been neglecting to give the map some love, as the map has yet to be remastered like its siblings.
This all changed in the 12.1 update to PUBG, as Player Unknown States: “With Update 12.1, we’ll be introducing a much larger remastering of Miramar, taking into account many of the new technologies we’ve employed in our newer maps, including lighting, performance, graphical fidelity, topography, and of course special features.” One of these special features is actually an anti-vehicle rifle, which when shot, cannot be reloaded, making it a multiple-use, disposable weapon.“
He also mentions that the update is going to focus on making the map easier to traverse, as well as fix most of the cliffs in the game as PUBG has become more Vertical than ever before.
On top of the remaster of Miramar, PUBG is also getting a new 8×8 map, which is a massive change to the game, as many of the new PUBG maps since Miramar are smaller than the original Erangel map that the game launched with, the new map “Codename: Tiger” However, this map comes with a special twist. The map is going to include a feature that PUBG lacked, even though other games in the genre had done it before. Respawning after an initial defeat. Player unknown also mentions that new features never seen before in PUBG will be coming to Tiger, which means that this new map that arriving in the coming months is going to become a testing ground of sorts for players to undertake and experiment with new features in the game.
Aside from the reveal of the map Tiger, A third 8×8 map is going to be coming to PUBG as well, the introduction of a new 8×8 map Codename: Kiki, will be arriving as a PUBG update in late 2021 or early 2022. The Map is going to be a lot different compared to its previous maps. According to Player Unknown, the map is going to consist of “mysterious underground labs to massive skyscrapers to swampland to subways to underwater buildings” This Particular map is going to be a wild ride compared to the more open maps such as Miramar and Erangel. Meaning that players will have to plan out a lot of their moves in this massive, flooded city map.
It seems that there’s still a very dedicated community for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, and Fans of the game will certainly be happy with the introduction of new 8×8 maps, as the previous year Player Unknown and his team were focusing on smaller maps, bringing PUBG back to its roots and not only unveiling new maps but also including features such as Respawning, will revitalize the game when Tiger and Kiki drop into the live servers later this year.