Finally! PUBG is getting map selection option. What will be the consequences?

The developers of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds announced the forthcoming introduction of the long-awaited option. PUBG is getting map selection now. Players have asked for it since the second map came out, since a lot of game fans did not like it. Some even manually deleted it from the game directory, just not to play on it.

According to the developers, the delay of this option is explained by their desire to make sure that the search time of the game does not increase.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Now in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, there are three game modes, and two more are to appear in the future. Each of them needs a hundred people to play, not less, which may in the future create some problems. According to the developers, regions that witness usually quick downloading time process, might face the fact it became much more longer and challenging.

Players Unknown’s Battlegrounds players asked to add a map selection menu immediately after the game was released in early access when the Miramar battlefield map appeared. According to the creators of the game, they did not hurry to introduce a new feature, since they wanted to make sure that it does not affect the matchmaking in different regions. When precisely the option appears is still not known.

Now in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, there are two maps – Erangel and Miramar. Soon they will add the Savage battlefield map, which is now being tested and refined.

Possible difficulties of map selection option implementation

Initially, the implementation of this function could be problematic as there are a lot of modes in the game based on the number of players (solo, duo, squad, one man-squad) and camera mode (FPP, TPP).

  1. Long waiting time

Having carried out a lot of research and observations for all modes and at any time of the day, the developers concluded that the choice of maps would not have an adverse effect on waiting time for players. Therefore, there are no reasons to wait for the creation of a new game. However, some long waiting time cases might appear.

  1. Matchmaking problems

According to the developers, the function works correctly for matchmaking and will create a minimum number of the issues when searching for a game and select a mode.

Gameplay interface features:

  • You can select the maps on which you want to play by clicking on them LMB;
  • If you do not want to play on the map, just cancel its selection;
  • If you have marked more than one map, the game will randomly select one for you each time you start the match.


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