My game of the year is only shaping up to get better. Bluehole took the genre made popular by their creative director (Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene) and added what everyone was clamoring for with H1Z1. More.

More content. More support. More fun.

Today, ‘PlayerUnknown’ gives us a small glimpse at more of what’s coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). Here’s our first look at the desert map.

Check out the full images below.

battlegrounds desert map

battlegrounds desert map buildings

Damn, I need that now! No word on when we can expect the desert map, but at least we are finally seeing it. I imagine vaulting will hit before the new map. But who knows. I’m trying not to get my hopes up for this month, but man. That map looks great.

This is why PUBG hit an all-time peak of 312,000+ players over the weekend. A fantastic game combined with even better support. If Bluehole keeps it up, they might just start giving CSGO or Dota 2 a run for their money.

The new desert map isn’t the only fresh locale coming to PUBG. The folks at Bluehole are also working on a new island with different temperate zones. Jungles litter the edges with a snowy peak rising in the middle. We haven’t seen any images of this one yet, though.

The new maps join a host of other new features in the pipeline including vaulting, seasonal leaderboards, a replay feature, and more.

I’m rocking 222 hours on PUBG already. And I can see myself playing for 200 more with new maps.

What do you think of our first look at the desert map? What kind of new map would you like to see?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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