Mark your calendars, PUBG players.
The game’s third map, Sanhok, is scheduled to go live for PC players on June 22nd. Sanhok is 1/4 the size of the game’s previous maps so players can expect quick (and massive) battles. The game will still feature 100 players despite the small 4km x 4km map size. Players can also expect to see dynamic weather patterns, sound improvements, and updated UI along with optimizations for character models, vehicles, and weapons.
A new weapon, the QBZ, is an AR with 5.56mm rounds exclusive to the Sanhok map. It holds 30 rounds per magazine and replaces the SCAR-L.
On Sanhok, the Redzone is smaller and shorter-lasting. The center appears outside of the playzone, putting players at more risk. The Bluezone is a dynamic area with shorter waiting times and longer travel times. It will also adjust the waiting time and travel time according to the number of remaining players (the circle size remains the same).
The game’s spawn rules have been updated for the new map as well. According to patch notes, ARs, SMGs, and DMRs are spawned more often. The total item spawn rate has been increased 5% compared to that found in the fourth round of Sanhok testing. 8x scopes and 15x scopes don’t spawn on Sanhok. However, they may still be obtained from care packages.
Players can also sign up for PUBG’s limited-time subscription service, Event Pass, on Friday. Event Pass is a four-week add-on that offers players exclusive challenges and rewards they won’t find elsewhere in the game or store. Players can purchase the Event Pass for $9.99 or access 5 levels for $4.99.
Check out the map teaser trailer below and head over to PUBG’s site for more information.
Don’t forget, PUBG is currently on sale for the first time ever. Players can now purchase PUBG for $19.99 on Steam through July 5th.
Are you excited to try out PUBG’s new map tomorrow? Tell us in the comments!
More Than 40 NES Games Now Available to Play on Nintendo Switch Online
On May 15, classic NES games Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land and VS. Excitebike are coming to the NES Nintendo Switch Online collection, bringing its total number of games to more than 40.
- Donkey Kong Jr. – Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Konggame. Play as Donkey Kong’s son, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free your father. Make sure you avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await you in this timeless classic.
- VS. Excitebike – Fans love the Excitebike game for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. With this game, you can take it to the next level with the Famicom disk version of VS. Excitebike – complete with two-player split screen. Create tracks from 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for a best time or take on friends. Racing is even more exciting when the rivalries are real. You can also try out the single-player mode in VS. Excitebike. It adds tracks, music and the ability to save your high score.
- Clu Clu Land – The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.
These three games join classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and many others, all of which have been enhanced with online features.
EA Access Now Avaliable on PS4
Electronic Arts announced that it is bringing EA Access to the PlayStation4 system. Starting this July, players can sign-up for a monthly subscription, or an annual subscription through PlayStation Store. With the addition of the PlayStation 4 console to the already existing membership services on Xbox One and PC via Origin, EA now offers its subscription services on more platforms than any other publisher.
“As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing great games to even more players across more platforms is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Bilbey, Executive VP of Strategic Growth. “Our goal is to give players more choice to try and play our games wherever and however they choose, and we’re happy to bring EA Access to PlayStation 4.”
Membership in EA Access lets players experience Play First Trials, where they can play up to 10 hours of most new EA games. Subscribers also enjoy a 10% discount on full game purchases, expansions, in-game items and more. Additionally, players can jump into a growing library of EA games, including the best of EA with franchises like Battlefield, EA SPORTS FIFA, Star Wars Battlefront and more.