PUBG is again with its first new map shortly, and it’s set in Korea. The brand 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 stated in an electronic mail interview with Polygon that the aim of this map was to indicate gamers the great thing about Korea, particularly across the Eighties and ’90s.
The map is filled with villages, cities, and even a maximum-security jail for gamers to discover. Much more importantly, for all of the gamers which have missed PUBG’s bigger maps, Taego has tons of open floor to battle over.
However whereas its dimension could be according to that of conventional PUBG maps, just a few of Taego’s different options are completely new for the sport. For example, the sport’s new self-revive merchandise, which permits downed gamers to get themselves up, could be very totally different from something the battle royale sport has supplied up to now.
Taego additionally has a brand new mechanic referred to as Comeback BR that may permit gamers who’re eradicate in the course of the first Blue Zone an opportunity at redemption. Throughout Comeback BR — which is simply obtainable in Taego duos and squads matches — gamers who die in the course of the first Blue Zone might be transported to the Comeback Area, the place they’ll try to outlast a timer in a mini BR match. In the event that they survive the timer, they’ll return to the common match.
It is a completely new mechanic for PUBG, however one which Kim stated has been requested by gamers for some time now.
“We’ve often seen the suggestions that we have to give you a way to scale back the frustration of gamers defeated within the early sport,” Kim instructed Polygon. “We additionally felt that there needs to be modifications in meta which have been fastened. Comeback BR was developed to alleviate gamers’ frustration and assist them to shortly be part of their staff and to win a rooster dinner after they arrive again.”
For a full have a look at Taego and its new mechanics and weapons, in addition to all the opposite modifications on this patch, you may take a look at the full PUBG patch 12.2 notes. When you’re doing that, you may acclimate your self with the sport’s new identify: Developer PUBG Studios is now calling it PUBG: Battlegrounds.