It's been a long wait for fans of PUBG but it looks like the developers have finally heard their cries as they announced on April 19th that they are finally going to implement map selection. We take your feedback extremely seriously, but we also want to be thoughtful about how we implement changes to PUBG. We defer to the frame rate analysis gurus at Digital Foundry, who took a hard look in March at what had and hadn't improved for the console version in its first three months. And we knew that map selection posed a couple of problems we needed to seriously consider.
While that may not be a concern in regions where PUBG is super popular, like here in the U.S. or in China, implementing a map selector could potentially increase matchmaking times in other regions that aren't quite so populated. 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. 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. And if, while you're playing, you feel like the map could be even bigger, that's a future possibility, according to PUBG Corp.
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"Work on the feature is nearly complete", PUBG Corp. says.
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Work on the map selection option is nearly complete, with PUBG Corp. stating that it will be implemented once it has tried out on the test server.
Despite the disadvantages to a map selection mode, giving the players more freedom and choice is probably worth the cost.
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