The spooky season is beckoning, which suggests we’re beginning to hear about the Halloween-style occasions builders are cooking up for the greatest and finest PC video games this yr. One of the first we’ve heard about for 2021 is coming to (the newly rebranded) PUBG Battlegrounds, with some suitably spooky makeovers of the battle royale game’s base map, Erangel, on the approach.

“Trick or treat! It’s that season of the year again. To maximise the Halloween vibes, we have finished decorating some parts of Erangel,” Krafton proclaims in the PUBG patch 14.1 check server notes. The map’s faculty, hospital, and beginning island areas have been given a Halloween-flavoured makeover prepared for this yr’s most spine-chilling of days. There’s a new themed climate that brings “unique moon colour and fog in certain areas”, which applies to PUBG’s regular and customized match game modes. With the adjustments, the likelihood of getting Halloween-style climate is now 30%.

Elsewhere, you’ll discover care bundle smoke colors have been modified to “Halloween colours” – presumably brilliant orange, black, and that sort of factor – in addition to mummy coffins scattered round the three areas talked about above. The game’s foyer has additionally been up to date with a Halloween theme on the check servers.

As for whether or not there’ll be a Halloween tie-in occasion to go together with these new beauty adjustments isn’t confirmed proper now, however dataminers appear to have discovered some indications that there may nicely be one developing. For instance, PlayerIGN has tweeted about some findings that would level to a game mode and others bits developing:

There are additionally some different photographs of Erangel’s spooky makeover:

Elsewhere in the patch notes, the devs are testing some world enhancements to Taego and introducing a new characteristic unique to that map known as the ‘Error Space’, which is able to let gamers “gather other map-exclusive weapons and supplies to be spawned randomly within these zones”. Then there are some numerous different Erangel updates, a new carrying characteristic that allows you to, nicely, carry downed buddies (and foes) round – “before they bleed out, that is” – and a lot extra apart from. Head to the notes right here for the full rundown.