Whereas Fortnite could have dominated the dialog in 2018, the unique PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG for brief) has continued to chug alongside as top-of-the-line locations for avid gamers seeking to get their repair of aggressive battle royale gameplay. PUBG was primarily the creator of the battle royale style, however now that the area has grow to be extremely aggressive with the likes of H1Z1, Fortnite, and Name of Responsibility: Blackout, the strain is on PUBG to lift the stakes or get misplaced within the shuffle.
At The Recreation Awards 2018, the newest growth for the blockbuster on-line sport (not together with that Joker and Harley Quinn nonsense) was introduced, and it is accessible now for gamers on the PC check server, with an Xbox One and PlayStation four launch scheduled for January 2019.
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The brand new map, Vikendi, is launched by way of a cinematic trailer which follows an inquisitive little fowl who comes throughout a slain fighter and practically blows itself up with a grenade. It is a jolly little piece with a enjoyable dose of darkish humor, however hardcore followers would certainly favor a extra in-depth have a look at the brand new map, or not less than a bit little bit of gameplay footage. However, the teaser confirms the map’s location to be a snowy tundra.
This snow-covered setting affords a visually distinct look from different maps, but in addition opens up new tactical methods. The snow within the map is not only for present, since gamers will go away footprints within the chilly powder, permitting for observant hunters to trace their prey, and for quick-witted prey to show the tables on their would-be predators.
By way of dimension, Vikendi is a six-by-six map, making it greater than Sanhok, however smaller than Erangel, and this stability in scale ought to draw followers of each maps to this new locale. Vikendi releases alongside a brand new weapon, the G36 assault rifle, and a brand new automobile; contemplating the setting, a snowmobile is a pure match, and may have distinct dealing with in comparison with the opposite automobiles current within the sport.
Better of all, Vikendi is accessible now for customers on the PC check servers, and can obtain a correct launch later in December. Console gamers must wait a bit longer, however not too lengthy: Vikendi is coming to Xbox and PlayStation four in January.
The Xbox One port of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was initially criticized for its quite a few technical points, together with server instability, frame-rate points, and glitches, however the expertise is considerably smoother after months of patches. The PlayStation four model of the sport is lastly due out on December 7, and can hopefully be extra secure at launch.
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Key Launch Dates
- PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS (2017) launch date: Mar 23, 2017
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