PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds single map isn't boring thanks to its gigantic 8x8km size, but with a new map on the way we can't help but wonder how much stronger the addiction to PUBG is going to get.
Erangel, the map in PUBG, is very different to the new desert map. The new desert map is a "sprawling battle arena crowded with desert trees, cacti, and a surprising number of buildings", according to PC Gamer, which recently visited the offices of PUBG Corp in South Korea. PC Gamer continued, saying that the new map features "hills, rises, and ditches in the landscape, which should create lots of opportunities for cover from sniper fire, or alternatively, convenient places to stage an ambush".
Does the new map make a difference? I'd say so, with PC Gamer adding that the new map will feature improved vehicle handling. Depending on what surface you're on: roads, dirt, or very rough terrain. This is going to change those car chase battles that are already intense enough on Erangel, but the new desert map with improved car physics could really change things.
The one big thing I'm looking forward to is climbing and vaulting, with PC Gamer saying that the vaulting system is "still in an unfinished state, but after just a few attempts at clambering and climbing it begins feeling extremely smooth and kinetic. Running into a church through the front door, I give the back door a miss and instead clamber onto the window ledge and hop out to the ground. Then I climb back in, and repeat the move a few more times. In a small town consisting of a few crumbling shops, I mantle out of one building through a window, vault over a fence, and then leap into window of another building, all while sprinting at top speed. Then I run back the same way, retracing my steps and leaps until I manage to make the entire route feel natural and physical. It's easy to imagine frenzied chases through buildings and alleys, quick and athletic dashes through towns and villages, and hasty escapes from ambushes or thrown grenades using this new movement system".
For now, enjoy the new screenshots before the new map for PUBG launches.