Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets a new map just before launch

The new desert map has been a long time coming, but is finally due to arrive as the game finally reaches version 1.0 on PC, with an early access Xbox One release due on December 12. This is by no means a bad thing, as it has established a certain level of attachment and familiarity with players, and given its expansive size, it's hard, if not downright impossible, to get bored of it.

Previously just referred to as PUBG's desert map, the second map for the game is called Miramar, a somewhat common name in areas of the United States named by Spanish and Portugese settlers. So what kind of loot can players look forward to on the Microsoft system?

The inclusion of the new map is sure to be welcomed by the game's community, who have come to understand every inch of the game's existing massive map. "The unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required".

More details about the different regions of Miramar and how they play can be found in the announcement. It also has numerous construction sites and "cavernous" abandoned buildings. Further west is "El Pozo", a town known for its industrial and entertainment districts, containing the "Luchador Arena", a death bowl and various textile factories. Ramshackle walls built to protect its residents now allow players ample cover to explore the well-stocked compound.

The two large cities differ vastly from a place like Valle del Mar, which is a "color oceanside town" with a lovely church, or Chumacera, which is "the husk of Miramar's once thriving textile industry". To the West of the bridge is a quaint school, and to the East, a handsome church.

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