Map Selection is Coming Soon to PUBG

first_imgStay on target ‘PUBG’ Story Trailer Teases the Unknown PlayerJordan Bans ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may have officially launched late last year, but the ever-popular battle royale title continues to receive updates. One update the community has asked for is the ability to choose which map they play on. The developers heard their requests, and will soon implement a map selector for PUBG.According to a blog post on Steam, implementing a map selector was somewhat of a challenge. “We (also) want to be thoughtful about how we implement changes to PUBG. And we knew that map selection posed a couple of problems we needed to seriously consider.”The developer worried that adding map selection would cause increases in matchmaking times for the game’s servers and modes.“For us, this was the most troubling issue, and it required a lot of discussion and serious research,” said the team. “We analyzed tens of millions of matches and sorted the data by server, mode, and time to make sure map selection wouldn’t break the game for anyone. We wanted to make sure that we could create a solution that worked for every region’s players, even the ones with a naturally low server population.”Another issue taken into consideration was how map selection would affect different regions. Different regions have “different preferences and playstyles” so they needed to find a way for map selection to work for everyone. The team gathered feedback from various sources across the globe, and made adjustments based on that information.“Ultimately, we created a version of map selection that we think is unlikely to cause issues for matchmaking. That said, we’ll still have to keep a close eye on it, since it could become problematic as new maps continue to be added.”Players will be able to select the maps they want with a simple click. If they change their mind and want to play on a different map, they can unselect their previous choice. Those who select multiple maps will go to a randomly selected map every time they begin a match.The team says work on the map selector is “almost complete” and will release it soon after the launching on the test server. No word was given as to when the Xbox One edition of PUBG will get the map selector.last_img read more