In an effort to keep the game feeling fresh and interesting, PUBG developer PUBG Corp. has announced it will add new vehicles, more weapons, and an underground cave system to its new, smaller map. The studio briefly discussed all of this in a blog post today, outlining some of what’s to come for the Codename: Savage map.
The underground cave is inspired by a real cave system–the Phraya Nakhon Cave–that exists outside of Bangkok, Thailand. You’ll be able to parachute directly into the cave, and there are apparently “plenty methods of escape.” Here’s a rendering of what it may look like:
PUBG Corp. noted that it still has “some work to do” before showing off the underground cave. It’s going to launch in Codename: Savage’s test servers “in the next couple of testing phases,” PUBG Corp. said, though there is no word on when that may be.
The studio had nothing to say about the weapons coming to PUBG, though it did say one of the new vehicles is a Tuk Tuk, which is a motorized rickshaw. More details on the new weapons and vehicles will be announced “soon.”
Codename: Savage is a different gameplay experience than PUBG’s two other maps, thanks mostly to its smaller size. The map is 4 km x 4 km, and the result is a more close-quarters, faster combat experience, especially in the temple and resort areas. Watch the video above to get more of GameSpot’s impressions of the map, which feels a bit more like Fortnite than other PUBG experiences.
In other PUBG news, Xbox One players will soon get the chance to try the game for free. Anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to play the full game for free April 19-22. A new cosmetic DLC pack has been announced for the game on Xbox One, too, and Microsoft has said PUBG’s second map, Miramar, will be coming to the console version of the game in May. For PC players, patch 10 is now available, bringing a number of changes to blue zones and the Miramar map.