PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might be getting some pretty big changes, as a statement on the game's website revealed that PUBG Corp. is working on balancing loot and improving the maps, including of course the original Erangel which has been there from the start. Compounds are being added as part of internal testing, but the developer makes clear this isn't all that's being done.
"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," the team says.
The team also talks about leaked images that have emerged of the maps, reassuring fans that these represent changes at one point in time, and that the process is constantly tweaking the maps.
"We're excited for you to see the full picture, along with the level of thought and work the team have been putting into remastering this fundamental map," the post continues. "More importantly, we're excited to test it alongside you. Your feedback will be crucial in making Erangel as fun and exciting in the current PUBG environment as it was when we first launched."
Since launch PUBG has expanded with other maps like the recent Vikendi map, which you can see in the trailer below. Like with other games like Rainbow Six: Siege though, remastering the existing content to make it as good as possible shows a commitment to the long-term health rather than just quantity of content in the game, which is important considering the upcoming launch of the PUBG Europe League and other competitions.
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