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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gets a new map just before launch

Miramar takes players out of the forest and into a desert

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a new map coming soon: Miramar, which will arrive in the final test round of the game before its formal 1.0 launch.

Miramar is a desert environment, a departure from the usual fields and forests of the original Erangel map. “We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests,” the developers wrote in an announcement on PUBG’s Steam page. “The unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required.”

Miramar will feature eight distinct locations: Los Leones, El Pozo, Monte Nuevo, Valle del Mar, La Cobreri, San Martin, Pecado and Chumacera. The Steam page post goes into more detail about their backgrounds and terrain. Miramar has other features out in its wilderness to discover, too.

Also on Wednesday, Bluehole announced the dates for three cosmetic packs for the Xbox One’s Game Preview launch of PUBG, which launches Dec. 12. The PUBG Warrior Pack is available starting tomorrow, Dec. 7. Then The PUBG Accessory Pack is available on Dec. 14, which is two days after the game’s preview launch. The PUBG Tracksuit Pack follows on Dec. 21.

The Warrior Pack is $9.99 and includes a balaclava hat, camo t-shirt, pants and tennis shoes. The other two will be $4.99 each. Xbox Wire has more details on how to get these cosmetics.

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