It’s been a while since we posted some news about the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Now, as the game’s Season 9 is nearing its launch date, the developers finally revealed some details about the upcoming changes.
The biggest news of Season 9 is a new map, of course. PUBG Corp announced that with Season 9, PUBG will be getting a new playground called Paramo that takes players to the highlands of South America. The official patch notes state that the map will be 3x3km in size making it the smallest map in the game. It will also allow only 64-player matches.
However, the small map size isn’t Paramo’s defining quality. Apparently, Paramo will feature a lot of landmarks and cities PUBG players are used to but there’s a catch. PUBG Corp announced that Paramo will be a dynamic map, meaning that cities and landmarks change their location with each new game. Another noteworthy thing is an active volcano nearby. PUBG players will sometimes notice it spitting out lava that flows through the map, cutting off certain areas of Paramo.
In addition to the new map, there are plenty of other changes coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in Season 9. The developers finally introduced Ranked Solo queue, tweaked weapon balance, and added a new currency for PUBG purchases called G-Coin.
As always, there’s a new Survivor Pass coming to the game with the launch of the new season. Survivor Pass: Highlands will load you up with the looks you need to explore Paramo’s mysteries. Unlike previous passes, Highlands will run for a reduced duration of 2 months but is also easier to complete with only level 50 needed to receive all its rewards. If you’re interested in learning more, you can read through the full patch notes here.
PUBG Season 9 begins on October 21st on PC, while Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia players will start their new season a week later, on October 29th.