“PlayerUnkown Battlegrounds” releases for the PS4 today, but that’s not the only platform getting new content. PUBG, the action-packed battle royale experience that drops 100 combatants onto a range of diverse locales, is bringing winter to the mayhem. The PS4 launch gives players the Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok maps, with Vikendi following soon. Players can join in on the launch festivities by logging into the game to receive an exclusive PS4 “Pixel Art” parachute skin.
The new location, Vikendi, is a 6×6 winter map. The expansion was announced at The Game Awards 2018 last night. The map combines the rush of Sanhok and the tension of Erangel according to the developers and will be available in a few weeks. Players’ footsteps can leave a trail where the hunter can become the hunted. Players can also take down the competition with the new G36C rifle or travel the frozen landscape in a snowmobile.
The Vikendi PC Test Servers are now live, allowing players to experience the map before the official launch on December 19. PS4 and Xbox One players will have access to Vikendi on their respective platforms in January.
“As of today, PUBG is open to PlayStation 4’s tens of millions of players, which is an important milestone for our global team,” said Richard Kwon, CMO, PUBG Corp. “In addition to experiencing our game for the first time, the PlayStation community can also look forward to upcoming content, such as our new map Vikendi.”
If you missed the official trailer for the new map last night, you can watch that promotional video below.
In the game players start with nothing, then they must locate weapons, supplies and vehicles in a tense battle to outmaneuver opponents to become the last player, or squad standing. If you still haven’t given the game a try, you can pick it up on Amazon for $29.