PUBG he’s back with his first new map in a while, and it’s set in Korea. The new map, Taego, is part of the game update 12.2, which also adds an auto-revive element, a mini-battle royale for you to return to a match after you die, and dozens of other changes.
Taego is an 8 km by 8 km map set in the Korean countryside. PUBG The game’s unit leader, Taehyun Kim, said in an email interview with Polygon that the goal of this map was to show players the beauty of Korea, especially around the 80s and 90s.
The map is filled with towns, cities, and even a maximum security prison for players to explore. Even more important, for all the players who have been lost PUBGOn the larger maps, Taego has tons of open terrain to fight through.
But while its size could be in line with that of traditional PUBG maps, some of Taego’s other features are totally new to the game. For example, the game’s new self-revitalizing element, allowing fallen players to get up, is vastly different from anything the Battle Royale game has offered thus far.
Taego also has a new mechanic called Comeback BR that will allow players who are eliminated during the first Blue Zone a chance at redemption. During Comeback BR, which is only available in Taego’s Duo and Squad matches, players who die during the first Blue Zone will be transported to Comeback Arena, where they will attempt to survive a timer in a BR mini-match. If they survive the timer, they will return to normal play.
This is a totally new mechanic for PUBG, but one that Kim said has been requested by players for a while.
“We have often seen comments that we need to find a method to reduce the frustration of defeated players in the opening game,” Kim told Polygon. “We also feel that there should be changes to the meta that have been corrected. Comeback BR was developed to ease players’ frustration and help them quickly join their team and win a chicken dinner after their return. “
For a complete look at Taego and his new mechanics and weapons, as well as all the other changes in this patch, you can check out the full PUBG patch notes 12.2. While you’re doing that, you can acclimate to the game’s new name – developer PUBG Studios is now calling it PUBG: Battlegrounds.