PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Next Map is Launching Before July


What exactly the developer has planned is still unknown, but we do know that Bluehole intends to show off a third map for the game, which should add more variety to the battle royale title. PUBG Corp has stated that its focus has "shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort" despite major features and improvements suffering because of it.

In addition, matchmaking in PUBG will now be determined by ping.

Unfortunately this inclusion had to be delayed so the team could focus on cheat-prevention, but it's good to know that Bluehole Inc. are addressing this massive issue. However, the latest news on that front did mention that most cheaters that have been banned are from China.

In PC 1.0 Update #6, the developers of PUBG state that they are working on a ping-based matchmaking system that will prioritize players with better ping.

A new game update released today fixes a number of bugs and introduces some changes to the UI.

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"In March", explains the blog, "the team will reveal what you can expect from us in the first half of 2018 in terms of our development and new content plans which, by the way, include a new map".

"We are going to divide the matching pool depending on ping".

PUBG planning to test this matchmaking starting this week in certain regions, and then it will expand that depending on how those early trials go. Although no specific date has been disclosed for it. The biggest change is that you will no longer be able to see other players on the plane before you jump.

As EuroGamer also explains, Bluehole actually gave a hint about the new map's location previous year. After an update in the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), vehicles will no longer be as before according to a Twiiter post by Andro Dars, Community Manager for the game.