According to the joint announcement by AppStore and PUBG MOBILE on 28 August, the long-awaited New Erangel map is coming in the next update, with an overhaul delivering a fully-refined battlefield experience that will have classic Erangel features feeling fresh once more. Starting from 8 September, players can skydive into the revamped New Erangel, alongside with other massive new features like New Tech, New UX in PUBG MOBILE 1.0 version, which turns out to be the “mysterious surprise” teased in the PUBG MOBILE New Era Announcement livestream event.
After many months of repeated analysis, refinement and testing, the PUBG MOBILEteam has updated the game’s most popular map with changes that not only enhance the constantly improving visuals and performance but also ensure high-quality original gameplay. The new Erangel map was updated with these main parts: all-new map elements, large resource point changes, redesigned buildings and the revamped visuals.
- All-new Map Elements – Fresh elements such as forgotten trenches, tree-trunk barriers, abandoned tanks and bunkers provide new ways for players to devise strategies and tactics when duking it out for Chicken Dinners.
- Large Resource Point Changes – Popular in-game destinations such as Sosnovka Military Base, Mylta Power, Mansion, Prison, Mine Zone and more are receiving rebalanced loot, gear and other resources. Players can expect richer scavenges in rural areas for a more balanced experience and different strategies, even though they are so familiar with the old places.
- Building Changes – Multiple buildings and shelters around New Erangel has been altered and improved. New strategies will be needed based on the building changes, that players need to change the defense and attack methods accordingly.
- Revamped Visuals – Lighting systems has been upgraded giving more life to the vegetation, sky, and water effect. As a result, players can see reflections on the water and indirect light from the sun. The models and texture quality are also improved, to give battles a more realistic feel, such as buildings and environment textures, particles, smoke, air blasts, muzzle flashes, and the scope interaction. The “Ultra HD” function can be unlocked for the highest graphic quality. The graphic improvement is offering an unprecedented high-quality experience in mobile device while keeping a smooth combat experience and classic gameplay.
Moreover, on top of the new features of New Erangel map, PUBG MOBILE’s user interface and interactive experiences have been completely overhauled, in order to bring players a more concise and intuitive control experience. Emphasizing interactions, visuals, motions and sound effects, PUBG MOBILE launched the innovative multi-screen switching mode and re-organized the existing functions into pages, which players can see from the lobby. Games, community, and purchases have been separated into 3 different spaces, enabling quick and easy access for players, and creating a simple and clean interface, helping players quickly locate their required functions. In addition, players can customize their own layout, for more comfortable operations. Bringing New Tech, New UX, and New Erangel to players, PUBG MOBILE is entering a “Beyond A.C.E.” new era that is to redefine mobile gaming. Stay tuned for the 1.0 version update on 8 September, free on App Store and Google Play.