PUBG is again with its first new map shortly, and it’s set in Korea. The new map, Taego, is a part of the game’s 12.2 update, which additionally provides a self-revive merchandise, a mini-battle royale to get you again right into a match after you die, and dozens of different modifications.
Taego is an 8-km-by-8-km map set within the Korean countryside. PUBG in-game unit lead Taehyun Kim mentioned in an e-mail interview with Polygon that the purpose of this map was to point out gamers the great thing about Korea, particularly across the 1980s and ’90s.
The map is filled with villages, cities, and even a maximum-security jail for gamers to discover. Even extra importantly, for all of the gamers which have missed PUBG’s bigger maps, Taego has tons of open floor to battle over.
But whereas its dimension may be in keeping with that of conventional PUBG maps, a number of of Taego’s different options are completely new for the sport. For occasion, the sport’s new self-revive merchandise, which permits downed gamers to get themselves up, could be very completely different from something the battle royale recreation has supplied to date.
Taego additionally has a new mechanic referred to as Comeback BR that may permit gamers who’re remove in the course of the first Blue Zone an opportunity at redemption. During Comeback BR — which is simply accessible in Taego duos and squads matches — gamers who die in the course of the first Blue Zone will probably be transported to the Comeback Arena, the place they’ll try to outlast a timer in a mini BR match. If they survive the timer, they’ll return to the common match.
This is a completely new mechanic for PUBG, however one which Kim mentioned has been requested by gamers for some time now.
“We’ve frequently seen the feedback that we need to come up with a method to reduce the frustration of players defeated in the early game,” Kim informed Polygon. “We also felt that there should be changes in meta that have been fixed. Comeback BR was developed to alleviate players’ frustration and help them to quickly join their team and to win a chicken dinner after they come back.”
For a full take a look at Taego and its new mechanics and weapons, in addition to all the opposite modifications on this patch, you’ll be able to take a look at the full PUBG patch 12.2 notes. While you’re doing that, you’ll be able to acclimate your self with the sport’s new identify: Developer PUBG Studios is now calling it PUBG: Battlegrounds.