PUBG Previews Erangel Map Changes, Now Available On Test Server

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PUBG has released a sneak peek of the improvements made on Erangel, the game's first map. According to PUBG, the developers have been working to ensure that Erangel will have the same level of polish with the game's more recent maps. In fact the work started back in March, with an initial balance to the loot, followed by the full loot pass.

The changes involve new building styles along with the terrain and scenery being made more realistic. There are also new and changed area to the map with test settings made for an updated Blue Zone.

Like any other Erangel update, the changes will be rolled out on the Test Server first. This is to allow players to experience the map and test the stability while being able to check all the updates. This also allows players to provide feedback before the map goes live later this summer.

The PC Test Server is available beginning June 6 at 11:00 p.m. EDT until June 11 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Operation plans by phase include:

  • Phase 1
    • June 6 11:00 p.m. EDT to June 8 11:00 p.m. EDT (48 hours)
    • Partner Custom Matches only
    • Only the updated Erangel and normal Custom Match mode are available
    • Only official PUBG partners from each region can create Custom Match sessions, but all players can join the lobby to play
  • Phase 2
    • June 8 11:00 p.m EDT to June 11 11:00 p.m. EDT (72 hours)
    • Public and Partner Custom Matches available
    • Only the updated Erangel map is available. Quick Join is also available.
    • Squad mode only. FPP only in North America and TPP only on Asia servers.
    • All players can participate

The test is also expected to feature some new Blue Zone settings in order to give Erangel get a more up-to-date feel based on current tactics and playstyles. It is important to note that these settings are experimental and subject to change based on the feedback of the players. Test details for the Blue Zone balance, which is to be applied on the test server during the test period, include :

  • Blue Zone timings are faster throughout the match.
  • Blue Zone delay is reduced in the earlier phase.
  • Size of the safe zone is reduced in the earlier phase.
  • Blue Zone speed is reduced in the early & middle phases.
  • Blue Zone damage is slightly increased in the later phase.
  • Blue Zone delay is reduced in the last phase.
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