PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a new map named Haven when Season 10 launches later this month. It’ll be available for PC players on December 16 and console players on December 17.
Haven is a much smaller map when compared to PUBG’s other offerings. It’s designed for 32 players and is only one tile wide–a normal map is eight by eight tiles. The map is much denser than other maps, though. Its urban setting includes factories, coal yards, apartments, and other locations that give players a lot of places to find cover.
In addition to the new map, Season 10 is bringing other features to the battle royale, including new enemy AI combatants. Soldiers that are part of the “The Pillar” faction now roam the map, complete with their own trucks and helicopters, looking for players to kill. Players can kill these bots to earn special gear, although they won’t be easy to take down.
PUBG is also getting an emergency parachute that players can manually deploy mid-match. It’ll be useful for how vertical Haven is–giving players the ability to reposition by jumping out of windows and off rooftops.
Developer PUBG Corporation folded into the parent company, Krafton Inc, to form a new studio earlier this year. The studio, now named PUBG Studio, will focus exclusively on the development of its main properties, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and its mobile counterpart, PUBG Mobile. PUBG Studio is also in charge of expanding the PUBG property in various fields, including esports.