PUBG Unveils New Desert Map Ahead of 1.0 Release
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After weeks of teasing the new desert map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, publisher Bluehole have finally unveiled the new arena’s name and features.

Called Miramar, the map comprises a series of resort towns, industrial areas, and plenty of wide open desert that is noticeably lacking in trees that can provide cover for players, particularly in comparison to the lush Erangel. According to the developers, this was to create a new PUBG experience for players, complete with new challenges for players to overcome.

“We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests and arrived at the harsh and unforgiving desert of what we can now reveal is Miramar,” the development team wrote in a post on the Steam forums. “The unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required.”

The new landscape includes plenty of cities for players to scavenge for materials, with different layouts and buildings that players have to navigate and take advantage of in order to survive. As described in the Steam post, here are the new regions that comprise Miramar:

Los Leones

  • The largest city in the region, Los Leones features ample shopping, a skyline filled with new construction, and a glorious, golden-hued City Center. Players should secure high vantage points by exploring the numerous construction sites, and loot for gear in the cavernous, abandoned commercial buildings.

El Pozo

  • El Pozo is a city known for its large industrial and entertainment districts. Players can test themselves against all comers in the Luchador Arena, put their motorcycle skills to the test In the death bowl, or hunt in the ruins of the long dead textile factories.

Monte Nuevo

  • Monte Nuevo is the picture of a town besieged. Ramshackle walls built to protect its residents now allow players ample cover to explore the well-stocked compound.

Valle del Mar

  • Valle del Mar is a colorful oceanside town bisected by the De Toro bridge. To the West of the bridge is a quaint school, and to the East, a beautiful church. The key to holding this town is bridge control, as it’s the only direct route between mainland and the island.

La Cobreria

  • The shipping and transport capitol of Miramar, La Cobrería’s most prominent feature is it’s enormous Rail Yard. Here, players will hunt and be hunted among the half-buried cargo of a long dead industry. Careful players should loot the schools and campuses that dot this town before attempting to hold the Yard.

San Martin

  • San Martín is located just west of Hacienda Del Patrón. Checkpoints and barriers have transformed this once-quiet small town into a war zone. Both sides of the town have overlooks, so careful players should scout first, before charging into town.

Pecado

  • Once a tourist destination featuring the largest casino in the region, Pecado continues to thrill players to this day with its mix of high-value loot and dangerous sightlines. Aggressive players will immediately loot the Arena and Casino, but savvy players should check out the 4 story hotels between them.

Chumacera

  • Chumacera is the husk of Miramar’s once thriving textile industry. Long abandoned factories overlook a main road lined with residential and commercial buildings. Verticality in both the buildings and terrain make this town an exciting location to loot- high risk, high opportunity!

Miramar is set to be playable in the final test version of PUBG before it hits version 1.0, which is scheduled for release in late December. PUBG will also release on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview Program next week on December 12.

For those looking to see the first gameplay footage of Miramar, it is set to be revealed live at The Game Awards on December 7.


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