With the arrival of a new arena, Taego, next month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will receive its first full-sized map in over three years.
Taego (previously Project Tiger), announced as the first of two new maps last month, is the first 8x8km area to be introduced to PUBG since Miramar, the game’s very first post-release map. Since then, PUBG has added a number of venues, but they’ve all been reduced in size, pushing players into more confined 4×4 and 6×6 battlegrounds.
More intriguing than size, though, is the claim that Taego will add respawns to PUBG for the first time. Popularized by Apex Legends and copied by Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, PUBG has now included a returning mechanic.
It remains to be seen how it works exactly. However, one PUBG data miner has claimed that PUBG maybe implementing a Warzone-esque “Gulag” where players battle for the chance to return, as discovered by PCGamesN. Take this with a grain of salt because it’s based on translated rumors from Korean players, but we’ll have more information on how respawning will function closer to the map’s debut on July 7th.
Taego will be followed by a map dubbed “Kiki” later this year. The developer has revealed even less about this map, however concept art depicts a dense, near-future cityscape with astounding verticality.