PUBG Xbox: PUBG Snow Map Vikendi is live on test servers
What's the story?
In case you didn't know...
The PTS (Public Test Server) is a separate free-to-download server available for anyone who owns a retail copy of PUBG on Xbox One. This test server introduces new features ahead of their official launch, allowing the players to test and give feedback so that the company behind the franchise can optimise the game and push it to the live servers in a smooth fashion.
Nevertheless, one should note that the player data and statistics are not carried over to the live server account.
To take part in the test, one has to own a copy of PUBG on Xbox one and search for "PUBG Test Server" on the Microsoft Store.
The heart of the matter
December 21 PTS Update for Xbox One introduced the highly-anticipated Vikendi Snow Map, which is a 6 km X 6 km map, offering a more tactical experience than the 4 km X 4 km Sanhok. The snow-covered map will include new items and a host of changes, which includes altered vehicle dynamics for increased realism, and the ability to track opponents using footprints and vehicle tracks.
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Furthermore, the map will feature the G36C assault rifle that chambers 5.56mm ammo in 30-round magazines, and a new snowmobile for enhanced mobility on the snow. The latest update also includes Skorpion sidearm that houses 9mm ammo in 20-round magazines.
Additionally, it includes performance enhancements, bug fixes and new report player functions.
PTS Open Schedule (according to Patch Notes)
- KST: 21 December 2018 2:00 PM
- PST: 20 December 2018 9:00 PM
- CET: 21 December 2018 6:00 AM
For healthy matchmaking, some modes have been disabled in PTS. Please see below for available queues:
- NA, EU – TPP Solo, TPP Squad.
- Vikendi will be the only map available to play on PTS.
The December 21 PTS update should allow users to get a rough idea of what one could expect from the new map in January 2019. Also, the data from the test servers could help the company behind the franchise fix critical issues before the official launch.
Along with Xbox One, PUBG is also available for PC, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android devices.
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