PUBG’s Erangel map is getting a remaster

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds original map, Erangel, is getting a remaster, PUBG Corp has confirmed.

Rumours of a remaster started a few days ago, when images of a revamped Erangel from the test server were leaked to Reddit. PUBG Corp has kept quiet about the rumours since, but today they finally confirmed that the map will be getting a makeover of sorts.

Speaking on the leaks, PUBG Corp said:

“As some of you inferred from some recent leaks of a map image, we are working on new ways to balance loot and otherwise improve our maps, Erangel being the first. The addition of compounds is just one way we’re testing internally, but is certainly not the ONLY way.

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.”

Despite confirming the makeover, PUBG Corp were keen to stress that the leaked images don’t necessarily represent what the finished article will look like, and are more representative of part of overall idea:

“Keep in mind that leaked images are usually just a snapshot in time and rarely represent the entire plan or scope of what’s being worked on. That said, 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. 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.”

The leaked image. Credit: Reddit user Bizzfarts

So there you have it, don’t believe everything that you read on the internet – just believe that some of it is likely to be true.

We’ll keep you updated when PUBG Corp releases any further information about the revamp.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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