New PUBG Map Puts Desert Before Chicken Dinner

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to be the belle of the PC gaming ball. After seemingly coming out of nowhere earlier this year, the game continues to gain a seemingly unstoppable momentum. The shooter has a new partnership with Microsoft. It’s player base now rivals that of PC gaming’s biggest dogs and it continues to sell through at an accelerated pace. PlayerUnknown himself announced at Gamescom that 8 million copies have been sold since the game launch on March 23. During the same keynote address, he revealed the first major glimpse at a new map for PUBG.

The new map is desert themed and the first screenshot reveals an urban area drenched in warm hues. Many of the structures are much larger than those seen in the PUBG’s default map and the outer perimeter features joshua trees scattered across the sand. It offers a substantial visual contrast to the greens and grays that dominate the eastern European setting in the game now.

The is no estimate on when players will get to see the new map in-game. The Gamescom Invitational Crates are still available in PUBG until the end of the convention. You can find out all about them here. If you are looking for a way to gain some more performance from your PC while playing, check out our guide to PUBG’s graphics settings and give yourself an edge without needing to upgrade your hardware.

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