PUBG Corporation has officially released its fourth and newest map, Vikendi, to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC. According to the press release, players will squad up and beat the cold in this tension-filled 6x6 frozen environment.
The map is said to be small enough for players to memorize their preferred drop zones or quickly adapt, but large enough to take each match at its own pace and explore a range of diverse and unique environments. Some of these locations include European-style cities, the Cosmodrome, snowy forests and the Dino Park with a central maze, among others.
The terrain allows for exciting ways for players to interact with their environment and survive. For instance, players and vehicles will leave tracks in the snow, allowing clever enemies to hunt down those that aren’t careful. Additionally, a variety of weather forecasts will have players dropping into light to heavy snow or clear skies with a chance of strong winds.
Players can loot the G36C rifle, a new 5.56mm assault rifle that is exclusive to Vikendi. The rifle is easier to handle than its 7.62mm counterparts but comes at a lower rate of fire. Players can also dash through the deep snow and drift over frozen lakes with ease in the new Snowmobile.
Moreover, today’s update comes with some optimization improvements. The development team has optimized foliage and vegetation rendering, improved CPU performance by optimizing the object creation process, and improved GPU performance for Medium and Low options by adjusting graphic quality related to the ‘Post Processing’ with those settings (tuned HBAO+).