Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

PUBG reveals the 2018 roadmap - New map plans and more

PUBG reveals the 2018 roadmap - New map plans and more

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was one of the smash hits of 2017, and now in a new roadmap posted on the game's official website we've got some idea of what lies ahead for the future, including for the esports scene, which has up till now only had a select few tournaments like those at the Intel Extreme Masters events in Oakland and Katowice, not to mention Gamescom and TwitchCon.

Among other things, the plan includes two new maps, more character customization and emotes, new vehicles and weapons, and an improved ballistics system-plus an experimental test server so players can get an early look at changes added to the game as well as an opportunity to deliver feedback on these changes to the developers.

PUBG Roadmap 2018
PUBG reveals the 2018 roadmap - New map plans and more

The first major content update will be a 4x4Km square map which will be launched on the experimental test server and because it's smaller battles should be even more intense with a higher player density and shorter matches. An overhaul of the parachuting system is also in the works, along with improvements to the melee combat. A limb and vehicle ballistic penetration system will make its way to the test server, possibly putting an end to the Wonder Woman-style bullet blocking we've seen. As well as new content, the team also plans to improve the game's existing visuals. The team intends to add more emotes throughout the year and possibly beyond.

Finally, game stability is being targeted as well as anti-cheat methods and server security.

More news: New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond

PUBG Corp. has also begun testing Achievements, in-game friends lists, and squad voice chat in the main menu.

"We have not forgotten about our core responsibility to our players-to provide a stable, smooth and secure environment for enjoying a great Battle Royale experience", said Greene. Even larger is an overhaul of the entire Third Person and First Person mode animation system to increase smoothness and reactiveness, including new animations for switching auto seats or entering a vehicle. We are working towards that goal, and we have some changes coming that we hope will allow players to action the decisions they want to make, faster.

More news: Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) Lowered to "Hold" at TH Capital

That's why the company has released a PUBG 2018 roadmap for fans, giving users a glimpse at what to expect from the coming year. The API will also "allow esports groups and other third parties to create custom games within PUBG". It's a good day for PUBG players.

More news: Allardyce wants long-term Everton stay

Like this: