Maps are an integral part of video games. Most genres of video games, like first-person shooters, multiplayer online battle arenas or battle royales, need great maps as a strong foundation to succeed. BR games rely heavily on maps because of mechanics like shrinking area and number of players.
PUBG Mobile provides players with four maps. The developers have released each after reasonable time intervals, and also give a lot of effort in designing them. This because factors like terrain, resources, buildings and houses need to be kept in mind. In this article, we rate all the PUBG Mobile maps.
Ranking the maps in PUBG Mobile
Erangel leads as the best map for several reasons. It is the oldest map in the game, and hence, is more polished. With persistent updates, it has been corrected and a lot of bugs fixed. Erangel is an 8x8km large island which features small and medium-sized urban areas, mixed with open farmlands and green coverage. It has a great balance of cliffs and ground-level planes, bridges, ridges and water bodies, which offer a variety of terrains to players.
Miramar is based on a desert. Similar to Erangel, it is an 8x8km map which is mostly favoured by snipers. It lacks grasslands, making it easy for players to spot enemies. It has a challenging terrain but an abundance of loot. It is one of the most well thought out maps in PUBG Mobile, which requires players to think strategically.
Sanhok is a tiny 4x4km map based on South Asian rainforests. It has grasslands with tall green covers, water bodies and scattered clusters of huts. Although the map is designed well, it is hard to spot enemy players here because of the foliage and occasional rainy weather. Because of its small size, there are a lot of fights between players and less time to plan and move ahead.
Vikendi is the latest map on this list, and perhaps the least polished. It is based on a snowy forest with houses, water bodies and elevated areas. The map is 6x6 kilometres, which means it sits in the middle of Erangel and Sanhok size-wise. It is the least played map in the game and is reported to have more bugs and glitches than others.
Livik is a newly introduced map, which is still in the beta version. It is based on Northern Europe and features snowy terrains and waterfalls. The map is 2x2km in size, making it the smallest in PUBG . Livik is exclusive to PUBG Mobile and adds exclusive weapons and vehicles to the game.
Matches on this map allow only 52 players to land, and the games are usually short. The map comprises green grasslands with clusters of houses and huts. One side of the map is also elevated and has snowy terrain depicting the Nordic areas. For now, it is last on this list because it is still in the beta stage and requires updates to make it more polished.
Note: This is a personal preference list, and for other, the order of maps may be different.Published 13 Aug 2020, 22:15 IST