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PS4 News: PUBG PS4 gets PUBG Snow Map Vikendi Snow map on test servers

Kredy
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240   //    21 Dec 2018, 12:33 IST

Image Courtesy: The PUBG Corporation (via Twitter)
Image Courtesy: The PUBG Corporation (via Twitter)

What's the story?

The company behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds announced that 21 December 2018 PTS update will include the new PUBG Map Vikendi snow map along with a slew of bug fixes.

In case you didn't know...

The PTS (Public Test Server) is a dedicated free server for people who own a copy of PUBG and is the place where one could test the upcoming features in the game, which will ultimately, help the company fix any critical issues before the actual launch.

Additionally, all the statistics and player data from the Test Server will not carry over to the Live Server account.

The Vikendi snow map is a brand-new map in PUBG, which has already seen the light of the day in the mobile version of the game. The PC version of PUBG features the map on Test Servers, and now, the PlayStation 4 also features Vikendi on PTS.

The heart of the matter

The December 21 update introduced the highly-anticipated PUBG snow map to PlayStation 4's Test Servers. The new 6 km X 6 km map is smaller than Erangel and Miramar but is larger than Sanhok, offering players a completely different tactical experience. Furthermore, the map allows the players the movements if their opponents' movements via temporarily-visible footprints and vehicle tracks.

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The Vikendi map will also introduce G63C assault rifle - an exclusive, and a snowmobile, which offers better handling on snow-covered terrain when compared to other vehicles present on the map.

The company behind the franchise also teased the arrival of a new sidearm - the Skorpion, which chambers 9mm ammo in 20-round magazines. Also, this update fixes numerous bugs for a smoother gameplay experience.


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PTS Open Schedule

  • KST: 21 December 2018 2:00 PM
  • PST: 20 December 2018 9:00 PM
  • CET: 21 December 2018 6:00 AM

Some modes have been disabled in PTS for healthy matchmaking. Please see below for available queues:

  • Asia, NA, EU – TPP Solo, TPP Squad
  • Vikendi will be the only map available to play on PTS.

What's next?

With the map now on PTS, the company behind the franchise would have enough data before the actual launch in January 2019 to avoid any unwarranted hiccups on the launch date. Moreover, it will also give the players a guide on what to expect from the new map.

Apart from PlayStation 4, PUBG is available for Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android devices.


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