Yolanda Curtis
April 19, 2018

PUBG Corporation was initially hesitant to include a map selection feature out of fear it might disrupt matchmaking. You know the Custom game servers, we want to give access to many more players this year, and have presets for Zombie mode or some of these other modes, even some modes that players come up with and maybe add those to the game. If they don't want to play a particular map, they can unselect it. It's a feature many players worldwide have asked for since the game's second map, Miramar, was announced past year.

Demand for a map selection feature began shortly after the divisive release of the Miramar desert map this past December. Following heavy data analysis, however, it appears that won't be the case.

"We're finally bringing map selection to PUBG", reads a developer blog post.

Work on the feature is nearly complete, and we plan to release it soon after implementing it on the test server. While the ability to choose maps has been much-requested by the playerbase, the team wanted to ensure that matchmaking times aren't increased and needed to solve "players in different regions having different preferences and playstyles" and how to make map selection work for everyone. At the current time, though, that shouldn't be a problem.

The official PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Twitter account has announced that players will soon be able to select which maps they want to play on, rather than being randomly assigned one when they enter a match.

PUBG now features two maps but a third, Savage, is on its way.

Just over a month ago, the 2018 roadmap for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was revealed, including a smaller 4x4 kilometer "Savage" map, which will eventually become the game's third unique play zone. Map selection debuts first on PC. Will the added control pull players away from competing battle royale games?

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