PUBG has been testing its newest addition to the game, Vikendi snow map, for more than a week now on itsPC test servers. Bluehole had announced the map back in E3 2018, and it was made official earlier this month. And after the new update 24 has been tested on the PC test server for more than a week, Bluehole is all set to release the update on the main live servers which was down for maintenance recently. Also Read - PUBG Mobile: College student shoots himself after a fight with his familyAlso Read - PUBG MOBILE announces major changes to data storage and privacy policies in India
PUBG‘s latest Update 24 will have besides the snow map, a snow weather effect, a new AR called G36C, and a snowmobile vehicle. Apart from this, the main menu has been changed to fit the winter theme, and there is new background music as well. There is also a new Replay editor that will help people create whole new kind of clips. The new update will be going live today as soon as the PC server maintenance is completed at 1:30PM IST. Also Read - PUBG available for 67 percent discount at PlayStation Summer Sale 2020
The Vikendi map is a new 6 6 snow-themed map, which is essentially an isolated Northern resort island in the shadow of Mount Kreznic. Vikendi is also home to a wide variety of attractions, businesses, and villages. It has a spacecraft launch site called Cosmodrome, and a prehistoric themed Dino Park, besides an ageing Castle as well as a winery. The map will have fresh snow which will leave behind footprints. There is also a hint that a night time may be added with Northern Lights highlighting the sky.
New Assault Rifle: G36C
The new G36C Assault Rifle will be replacing the ScarL on Vikendi, and will use 5.56mm ammo, and can load 30 bullets on a normal clip, and 40 with an Extended Magazine. G36C has a lower and upper rail for attachments, but cannot attach a stock.
New vehicle: Snowmobile
The Snowmobile will only spawn in Vikendi, and it seats two players. It performs much better than other vehicles on snow and ice, but is more difficult to drive on other terrain.