Leaked images of the upcoming changes to one of PUBG’s most-loved maps have left fans in an uproar, causing PUBG devs to respond to the controversy.
The map in question is, of course, Erangel. A map in which people desperately wanted to see a rebalanced loot system.
Unfortunately, the leak seems to suggest we’re not getting better-balanced loot, but actually just a load of new buildings.
haHAA rip erangel boys pic.twitter.com/eaLEVTW8Is
— mxey (@FaZemxey) March 4, 2019
Over on Reddit one user wrote: “This revamped map kinda perfectly describes the relationship between Bluehole and its player base.
“Players: Erangel needs a loot table upgrade badly and some extra hills/ditches.
“Bluehole: Here are a bunch of buildings. Have fun in our Vikendi-like Erangel map.”
On Twitter, PUBG players are politely asking that no more compounds get added to the map. Please.
Erangel is probably the most balanced map out there.
Please don’t add compounds everywhere.
Just up the loot, and add a few cover objects in certain areas of the map ( not buildings)
Also extra entry points to millitary island 🙂
— Scoom (@Scoom) March 7, 2019
Please don’t add new compounds. It will “kill” the map’s uniquely strategical approach to gunfights and positioning. Adjust the spawn rates for loot and please remove the flare guns. 99% of a match it feels like you are in an airfield. Too many planes flying around.
— Pirin0s (@Pirin0s) March 7, 2019
Responding to the controversial move, PUBG stated: “As some of you inferred from some recent leaks of a map image, we are working on new ways to balance loot and otherwise improve our maps, Erangel being the first. The addition of compounds is just one way we’re testing internally, but is certainly not the ONLY way.
“We understand that loot balance is a very important part of the game but also recognize that the map layout is just as important…
“Keep in mind that leaked images are usually just a snapshot in time and rarely represent the entire plan or scope of what’s being worked on. That said, we’re excited for you to see the full picture, along with the level of thought and work the team have been putting into remastering this fundamental map.”
The team has said to expect more updates soon.
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