After a recently leaked image of Erangel on Reddit, PUBG Corp. officially announced on March 7th that the upcoming updates will focus towards remastering and improving the game’s maps.
A fan posted an image on PUBG’s subreddit highlighting several compounds that he found while playing on a test server. The image indicates that several locations within the map will be receiving improvements and additions.
This information has now been confirmed by PUBG Corp. in a blog post:
As some of you inferred from some recent leaks of a map image, we are working on new ways to balance loot and otherwise improve our maps, Erangel being the first.
The addition of compounds is just one way we’re testing internally but is certainly not the only way.”PUBG Corp. added “We understand that loot balance is a very important part of the game but also recognize that the map layout is just as important, so we’re working hard to ensure that any changes made to either will feel good when completed.
We plan to start testing several potential changes to Erangel soon and will share our plans for these tests in the coming weeks.
Well, PUBG Corp. is clearly making map layout and loot balance their priority. Erangel has always been a place where players camp and ambush enemies. It is full of houses and compounds that provide excellent cover.
Keep in mind that leaked images are usually just a snapshot in time and rarely represent the entire plan or scope of what’s being worked on.
Now, after the original image was leaked onto Reddit, the news of PUBG maps getting remastered met with a lot of negative feedback from users saying that this is totally unnecessary.