PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is preparing to review its exquisite desert map Miramar, as the developer announced plans to make two new Battle Royale maps-and added a feature that is slowly spreading throughout the game genre.
Outlining the game roadmap for the rest of the year, PUBG Corp has developed a plan for a major repair to Miramar. The map has been slightly adjusted to align with other arenas in the game, but in Update 12.1, the desert map will undergo major changes to its lighting, performance, graphics fidelity, and terrain.
“Expect to see big overhauls to terrain and building textures and layouts, easier traversal with the removal of unnecessary obstacles, and even updated cliffs to better fit in the more vertical experience the game has become,” PUBG Corp writes.
But the developers also teased two new maps, codenamed “Tiger” and “Kiki”. Tiger will be the next important member of Miramar after restoration. It finally made a comeback and became PUBG’s Battle Royale style. Introduced in Apex Legends and later Fortnite, PUBG finally has its own respawn system and some “new features that PUBG has never seen before.
“This is a feature we’ve seen become fairly common in the Battle Royale genre and is something we’ve been asked about quite a bit, especially when it comes to duos and squads. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll see we’ve experimented a bit recently with what respawning on a Battleground looks like and Tiger is a big reason why.”
Kiki will appear in the second half of 2021/early 2022, when there will be many towering skyscrapers and underground complexes, which is expected to become a terribly densely populated urban war zone. The full notes are here.