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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Krafton
Release Date: 2017

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'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Season 13 Will Update Taego And Sanhok Maps, New Ranked Season, Map Rotation - Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2021 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT

PUBG: Battlegrounds expands the core Battle Royale experience into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a vivid open world.

Welcome to the ultimate battle for life and death

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will expand the core Battle Royale experience enjoyed by millions of players into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a dynamic open world. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will put up to 64 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills. Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking safe area as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death.

When the match starts, players have no items or weapons. To progress, they can try to commandeer a vehicle to discover a high-value location, search for weapons or employ other diversified tactics with a goal of being the last man standing. All weapons can be upgraded with attachments such as sights and suppressors and both road and off-road vehicles will be available to players.

Kill or be killed in a fight to be the last man standing.

When it releases on Aug. 4 for PC and Aug. 12 for consoles, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Season 13.1 will introduce a series of updates to the recently released Taego map, which is set in 1980s South Korea.

Chief among these updates is the introduction of the Taego Secret Room, which will randomly spawn on the map and  contains some of the best gear Survivors can find. However, players will have to discover a secret key before they can access the Secret Room! 

Season 13 also introduces a new ranked season, adjustments to the Sanhok map, new Taego features, and more. 

  • New Ranked Season: Update 13.1 introduces a new ranked season, meaning all rewards earned during the Ranked Season 12 will be automatically added to players’ inventory once Season 13 goes live on Aug. 4. Ranked Season 13 will run for two months, similar to recent ranked seasons. 
  • Taego Tweaks: In addition to the aforementioned Secret Room, Taego will see an increase in the number of Air Drops to ensure all players have a greater chance to acquire valuable loot. The map will also see the introduction of plane Emergency Landings at the start of some matches. When flying players over the map, there are times when the plane engine will explode and will be forced to make an emergency landing. If players decide to not jump before the plane lands, they will start the match with 50 percent HP. 
  • Sanhok Updates: Despite a full remaster in 2020, the team at PUBG Studios continues improving Sankhok. With 13.1, the map will see the geography of the Northwest Island adjusted with small cliffs and rocks, providing cover for players moving across the shore.  
  • Map Rotation: With 13.1 Paramo will be replaced with Karakin in Normal Matches. The new map rotation for matches is the following: 
    • Erangel
    • Miramar
    • Sanhok
    • Vikendi
    • Karakin 

Season 13 launches on Aug. 4 for PC and Aug. 12 for consoles. Survivors who want to preview Update 13.1 (full patch notes) can do so today on the PC Test Server.

Key Features:

  • Custom Games: Being implemented after Early Access, this feature will allow select groups of players to create and host their own games with special server configurations, such as the number of players, option to spectate the round, play or set the game as private with password and more. Additional information about custom games will be announced after Early Access launch.
  • Realistic Gunplay: Players use real-world weapons found via supply drops to create an authentic and visceral experience.
  • Massive 8km x 8km World: Players begin as weak survivors and develop into powerful soldiers on a massive, deserted island set in Eastern Europe.
  • Built with Unreal Engine 4: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds utilizes the latest development tools to deliver realistic visuals, animations and gameplay.
  • In-Depth Loot System: Players will uncover a wide variety of weapons, armor, attachments, and much more as they explore – and battle – across the world.
  • Player-Focused Metagame Tools: Leaderboards and statistics plus replays and spectator mode tools are coming after Early Access launch.
  • Loads of Localization: Launching into twelve languages (English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic) with translations coming directly from the community.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).


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