PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is celebrating its first birthday on Steam, having launched on Steam Early Access one year ago today. To commemorate PUBG’s one-year milestone, PUBG Creative Director Brendan "PLAYERUNKNOWN" Greene and PUBG CEO Chang Han Kim have released a new video where they thank players and fans for their continued support of PUBG.
In the video, fans can get a sneak peek at the upcoming 4x4 island map headed to PUBG later this year. The new island map consists of three small islands intersected by several canals. The 4x4 map is smaller than PUBG’s original map, Erangel, making for shorter matches and more action-packed battles.
For a glimpse at some of the work-in-progress footage of the upcoming 4x4 map in PUBG, skip about halfway through the video below, just under the two-minute mark.
The developers at PUBG Corp. initially revealed the 4x4 island map in their 2018 PUBG Roadmap, where they also mentioned their plans to create a larger, 8x8-size map as well. Players can look forward to trying out the 4x4 map on the Experimental Test Servers sometime soon, according to a recent tweet from Greene.
Recently, PUBG has been busy with the launch of PUBG Mobile, a portable version of PUBG that allows fans to enjoy battle royale on the go. Following its debut in China and a soft-launch in Canada last week, PUBG Mobile should now be available worldwide on both iOS and Android.
If you've just recently downloaded the mobile version of PUBG, be sure to check out our guides on how to use voice chat and how to change your name and appearance in PUBG Mobile. To learn more about PUBG Mobile or to brush up on the original PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, head over to our PUBG game hub.