PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players have always had to learn how to play the game on the go. And by that we mean every player has been thrown into a cesspool of 100 player matches from day one. Between being killed immediately after landing and looking for weapons that new players have no idea how to handle, means that PUBG has a steep learning curve where players take a while to understand the mechanics of the game.
But PUBG Corp. wants to remedy this and to this effect the dev teams has come up with a new 2×2 training map that will let players experience all the mechanics of the game. This includes trying out weapons, vehicles, parkour, etc. The devs explain in the blog that, “The PUBG Training Mode lets 5-20 players (solo queue with matchmaking) explore a brand new 2×2 km map and practice all aspects of PUBG, from driving the game’s various vehicles around the island’s race tracks, to practicing parachute landings on scattered targets, to mastering the perfect peek shot. There are even areas to practice vaulting, close-quarters combat, and of course, sweet vehicle jumps.”
Dave Curd, World Team Lead, PUBG Madison explains that the team had following goals in mind when creating this map.
– New players should be able to understand the basics of navigation, looting, shooting, driving, and parachuting.
– Casual players should have fun experimenting in our expansive playground environment- stunt driving, boat racing, and exploring the island to find all its locations..
– More serious players should enjoy learning about deeper gunplay- how the attachments, scopes, recoil, zeroing, and bullet-drop influence their shots.
Though the launch of this map is not set yet, and this is only an initial look of things, here are the things that the devs have incorporated in this map.
Incremental range targets:
– 800m Range
– 400m Range
– Special 1k Range target
– Standing targets
– Moving targets (left, right)
– Targets inside a building (stationary / moving)
Parachute practice area
Indoor CQC Range
– Long track
– Racing track
– Off road
– Sweet Stunt Ramps
Open water for vehicles:
– Sweet Water Ramps
Tables of Equipment:
– Melee weapons
The clarification update on the blog states that players will always solo queue to find their session of 5-20 players. Now there is no clarification from PUBG Corp. yet on whether the other players in the session will be able to deal damage to you or not. We will have to wait for further details for this and all the other details that are not clear yet.