PUBG new map – all the latest details on the upcoming snow map, Vikendi

What are the new PUBG maps? We have had our first peek at the upcoming PUBG snow map, including some of its key drop locations

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Just as we were getting to know the 8x8km island map of Erangel and its desert-themed counterpart Miramar, we now have heaps of new PUBG maps to get excited about.

From the recently released jungle map of Sanhok, a 4x4km jungle map designed for constant fighting, to a new snow PUBG map called Vikendi, there’s always at least one killing field on the horizon. To help keep you updated on all of the PUBG new maps, we have assembled this roundup of everything we know about all the upcoming battlegrounds.

One of PUBG’s best features is its range of colossal maps – they are big enough to cater to different playstyles and feature an unmatched variety of combat scenarios for would-be military tacticians to overcome. However, the coming PUBG new map is very different: the snow map appears to be adding trackable footsteps to battle royale.

A teaser trailer for the winter-themed map was shown off at E3 2018, but only revealed that players would be able to track footprints on it. But recent datamines have revealed a great deal more information on the upcoming snow map, which we’ll dig into below.

PUBG SNOW MAP – Vikendi

At The Game Awards 2018 we were lucky enough to see more of the PUBG snow map. It is now live on the TTS, and it has been confirmed that footprints and vehicle tracks will be a feature of the 6x6km PUBG new map.

Even before The Game Awards we knew plenty about the upcoming PUBG new map thanks to substantial leaks from dataminer allthenewsisgoodnews, who has managed to recreate the entire Vikendi map using datamined files, unearthing heaps of details in the process including a name, possible vehicles, and key buildings. You can take a look at the reconstructed map flyover below.

The new snow map is 6x6km in size and is a mountainous island covered in snow. Previous datamines unveiled textures and models for buildings that would appear across the map, like a dino park, rocket, various castles, and plenty of Brick Gothic town houses.

A separate leak from Ruskalaka reveals the Vikendi mini map, which you can have a look at below.

LEAKED: VIKENDI MINIMAP from pubgm from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Another datamine earlier this year also suggested that there will be a few new toys to play with on the new PUBG map: C4 and two new vehicles. The C4 will make for some incredibly devious plays in the new setting, while a Beetle and Z130 flatbed truck were also spotted in the files, meaning that hopefully we will be able to crash around snowy Vikendi in a lorry.

Only one key building has been mentioned officially: a massive, Soviet-era cosmodrome. Initially, Mr Unknown himself (or Brendan Greene, if you prefer) revealed to us that the cosmodrome would feature several massive buildings full of loot, but that the team have had to scale down their ambitions.

“I see [a level designer] work on the cosmodrome, and the guy who is working on the buildings – the first round of buildings he did were massive. You could host two or three whole battle royales within these buildings. They had 50 floors, they were gigantic, but they made the area look super cool. We did have to cut them down and make them more manageable so people did not run into a building and go ‘Fuck’. So much loot, so little time.”

Greene was keen to emphasise that “it is still very early” and the maps are continually changing. “We are still blocking out where towns will be, what the various points of interest will be. ”

Only one key building has been mentioned: a massive, Soviet-era cosmodrome. Initially, Mr Unknown himself (or Brendan Greene, if you prefer) revealed to us that the cosmodrome would feature several massive buildings full of loot, but that the team have had to scale down their ambitions.

“I see [a level designer] work on the cosmodrome, and the guy who is working on the buildings – the first round of buildings he did were massive. You could host two or three whole battle royales within these buildings. They had 50 floors, they were gigantic, but they made the area look super cool. We did have to cut them down and make them more manageable so people did not run into a building and go ‘Fuck’. So much loot, so little time.”

Greene was keen to emphasise that “it is still very early” and the maps are continually changing. “We are still blocking out where towns will be, what the various points of interest will be.”

PUBG snow map release date

Winter has come to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – to the TTS, at least – with the main launch a very suitable time: the PUBG snow map release date is winter 2018. As we’re in December and Epic Games have just gone live with Fortnite Season 7 we’re guessing it’s only a matter days before PUBG Corp. release the new Vikendi. If the release unfolds as it did for Sanhok then we should expect Vikendi to arrive first on the PC-exclusive Experimental Test Server before it hits the live build or consoles.