PUBG Corporation unveiled a new Winter Map for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS at the Microsoft Xbox Conference of E3 2018 as a console launch exclusive for Winter 2018. The trailer also included other previous announcements such as the return of War Mode and details about the new map Shanok.
In the Steam announcement, there are other details about the ballistic shield, a new tool for setting up cover points for when you’re in otherwise exposed territory. It can be used simultaneously with sidearms, smgs, melee weapons, and throwable grenades. It takes up a primary weapon slot, and is "especially powerful in squad-based combat". Shield-bearers can act as the vanguard for their team, pushing forward under cover while their teammates safely attack and move forward into better positions. It will first be introduced in War Mode for PC and Xbox later this year.
The Winter Map itself is currently very early in development, with a target release to both PC and Xbox One this Winter. It include some new mechanics specific for the snowy terrain.
They also promise more news about the fast-approaching third map, Sanhok. It will come to PC on June 22, and to Xbox in late Summer 2018.
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