PUBG's battle royale game is about to get a lot more intense

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According to Greene, the changes will arrive in "a major content delivery" every two months (beginning this month), as well as in smaller, intermittent updates between the big ones. These major content drops will "bring changes to specific systems and/or introduce new content".

The new map which you can see the concept art of below, is set to deploy on the PUBG Experimental Test Server next month. Whether it's maps, emotes or incremental upgrades, PUBG will come out with both small improvements and massive content additions throughout the coming year. This one will be sized 8x8km and will also get onto test servers at an early stage, though no specific date is mentioned. As well as new content, the team also plans to improve the game's existing visuals.

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Not all content will be entirely new; much of what's planned for 2018 will be reworked content now in the game, some of which has been long-requested by the PUBG player base. We're not told much about this, only that it will also be coming to the Experiment Test Server, which will let eager players try it out early. Testing of the Achievements, in-game friends list and squad voice chat in the main menu are also ready to be tested. Even larger is an overhaul of the entire Third Person and First Person mode animation system to increase smoothness and reactiveness, including new animations for switching auto seats or entering a vehicle.

"We have not forgotten about our core responsibility to our players-to provide a stable, smooth and secure environment for enjoying a great Battle Royale experience", said Greene. PlayerUnknown actually goes into detail on this, saying, "This will include animations for getting inside vehicles and changing seats while in the vehicle. We truly want to build a great foundation for Battle Royale esports, and while we have seen some great events already using our game, we have much work to do, especially with the observing side of things". There are also more (unspecified) character customization options planned, plus new parachute and weapon skins. We can also look forward to a PUBG Developer API, which "will support developers in the community by providing player and match data around gameplay performance".

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That's it for the highlights. That's why the company has released a PUBG 2018 roadmap for fans, giving users a glimpse at what to expect from the coming year.

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