PUBG Season 6 Adds New Karain Map

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' sixth season is going to be live soon, but in the meantime you can get your hands on the brand new map, Karain, on the test servers. Karain is a 2x2km map that will put you in intense and fast-paced gunfights as soon as you drop. The map has five settlements on the coast and multiple open spaces where you can easily get picked off by a cheeky sniper. PUBG Corps described Karain saying that players will experience Miramar's tension and Sanhok's speed. Moreover, Karain is said to be a dynamic map with 'Black Zones', transforming the areas they strike.

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Black Zones can damage buildings or completely destroy them, leaving players out in the open. Players will hear a siren before the Black Zone initiates and must escape as soon as possible. To take the experience up a notch, Karain also has breach spots that can be breached using sticky bombs, found only on this island. Breach points allow players to sneak up on enemies and lay a surprise assault through breachable walls and ceilings. Bullets can also penetrate some walls, requiring players to be more tactical in their camping approach. Check out the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds' reveal trailer below:

PUBG Corps also mentioned that to ensure lower queue times, rotating map slots are being introduced. Rotating map slots are essentially a temporary non-permanent map slot that will change periodically. In the first rotation, Vikendi will be removed from the map slot, making room for Karain.

Additionally, later in the season players can expect to see a new Panzerfaust rocket launcher and a new way to interact with Black Zones. 

Along with Season 6, PUBG is also bringing back the Survivor Pass: Shakedown. The Survivor Pass offers new rewards, missions, and improved systems. Rewards include outfits and weapon skins themed around Karain. Here's everything that you can expect from the Shakedown Survivor Pass:

Community Missions

  • Whether you have purchased Premium Pass or not, all players can join together to fill the Community Accomplishment Gauge, then claim in-game skin rewards and unravel the hidden story of Karakin
  • The mission gauge can be filled by finding collectibles on the Battlegrounds
  • Players who find and open special Cardboard Boxes will be able to loot one of the 3 different objects
  • When collected, they are reflected on the Community mission accomplishment gauge as follows:
  • Disc piece: Counts as 1 point toward Community Missions Goal
  • Broken disc: Counts as 2 points toward Community Missions Goal
  • Old DVD: Counts as 3 points toward Community Missions Goal
  • On the Community Mission tab, you can see your achievement score and earn XP in proportion to the individual contribution score

Season Mission

  • There are three tracks of Season Missions
  • Each track will be released monthly on January, February, and March
  • Tracks that are locked will show the time left before it is unlocked

Progression Missions

  • Players can earn large amount of XPs when completing Progression Missions
  • Tracks 1, 2 contains a set of 8 missions each with each mission difficulty increasing gradually allowed for all players
  • Track 3 contains a set of 10 missions with each mission gradually increasing difficulty for players with the Premium Pass
  • Milestones are completed when a set goal has been achieved related to daily, weekly, and challenge missions
  • Example: Complete 70 total daily missions

Challenge Mission

  • These are challenging missions which require using designated weapons.
  • Weapon lists:
  • Skorpion (Handgun)
  • Win94 (SR)
  • QBZ (AR)
  • AKM (AR)
  • QBU (DMR)

Earn Level-up items for the Next Season

  • You can claim level-up items for the next season as a premium pass mission reward
  • These items are non-marketable, and they will be activated when the next season (Season 7) starts
  • Level-up Items in the Survivor Pass List
  • 5 Levels coupon x2
  • 1 Level coupon x5

Season 6 for PUBG drops on the PC on January 22 and a short while later on consoles. If you can't wait that long enough, you can head to the PC test servers right now to try everything out. 

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