PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans have waited eagerly for new details on the survival game’s next multiplayer map, and data miners may have answered the call by uncovering what looks to be the new map’s layout, plus other content coming in the game’s next update.
After data mining the game’s previously delayed PC 1.0 test server, Reddit user bizzfarts allegedly got their digital fingers on what appears to be a top-down layout of the game’s new desert map, complete with names for the map’s different locations. The names are likely placeholders (“Dirtbag” seems like a weird name for a town) but at least we can now start planning survival strategies.
Another data miner by the Reddit name of Art_7s also purportedly dug up some images of content fans can expect to join the new map, including a jet ski, minibus, pick-up truck, and potential new firearm.
The original Russian map seems to also have been updated, with a new forest pond behind the Mansion where there was once not much of anything.
Fans recently got a view of the new desert map from ground level by way of several screenshots posted to the game’s official Twitter account. The map is expected to launch as part of Battlegrounds‘ 1.0 update, scheduled to drop around the end of the year. Battlegrounds‘ is currently available on PC through Steam’s Early Access, with an Xbox One version dropping on December 12th.