Ever since Erangel was overhauled for PUBG PC, fans have been asking Tencent when this update would arrive on PUBG Mobile. This so-called Erangel 2.0 map has been a hot topic for almost an year now. The game has received several updates but we don’t seem much closer to it’s release.
PUBG PC recently got an overhaul for Vikendi and a new map as well called Karakin. Karakin is a completely new map that includes destructible walls on buildings. PUBG Mobile hasn’t been dormant as well. There have been numerous updates in the game, the most recent one introducing Miramar 2.0, a visual overhaul of Miramar. Fans were expecting Erangel 2.0 to drop with the update 0.17 but it didn’t.
However last week, some popular streamers and media outlets received 4 postcards. Later, the official PUBG Mobile twitter account posted all of them. All the postcards were the same but with different stamps. When looked at carefully, the shapes on the stamps look like pieces of a map. Fans put these pieces together immediately and got what seems like a new map. Some fans are speculating that it might be Karakin however when compared with the map of Karakin, it doesn’t look that similar. Even though there are some similarities with Erangel, it still looks like a new map.
In an interview with CLERICDRAGOON GAMING, PUBG Mobile’s Global Community Manager Ocho touched upon this lightly. He assured that Erangel 2.0 is still in fact in the works and hasn’t been shelved. However he stressed on the fact that they’ve still got a ways to go because these maps were not made to be played on the phone. “The release date is still unknown, but the good news is that we won’t be going without a new or updated map until it arrives. In fact, one is due very soon.”, he said. This interview was uploaded on 9th April so this might be referring to the Miramar 2.0 map.
Ocho has talked before about why games fixes take so long to implement. In this interview he talks similarly about the challenges they face in developing the game and how they deal with them. When asked about Erangel 2.0 at the end of the interview, Ocho described Tencent’s relations with Blue Hole, the company that developed PUBG PC and the fact that they have a lot of creative freedom over the mobile port of the game. This allows them to have mobile specific modes and events. Since mobile hardware is so significantly different from PC, it makes porting these maps to the mobile harder. Ocho did say that the team was looking into more map related stuff some of which might be on PC and some of it won’t be.
So that’s what we know about the Erangel 2.0. Stay tuned for more such updates and news on PUBG Mobile. If you’re interested in reading more such articles, check out the links below.