PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds expects its sixth season, and PUBG Corporation already prepared a few surprises for their fans. The studio revealed what update 6.1 brings to the battle royale title. It features everything from new dynamics, new weapons, and even a new map.
The newly added 2×2 km island, named Karakin, offers a whole new definition to fast-paced and intense action in PUBG. The map is set off the coast of Northern Africa, which offers players a wide terrain of mountains and a few docks on the corners of the map. The majority of its gameplay will consist of long-range gunfights, giving players "the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok," as the developer describes it.
Karakin introduces the all-new Black Zone to PUBG. Unlike the popular Red Zone, this one pushes players outside of buildings, as any structures inside its perimeter are under threat of partial or full destruction. Once you are in the Black Zone, do your best to stay out of any buildings.
Players can also interact with this new map like never before with breach points into buildings, bullet penetration through certain walls, and underground smuggler tunnels to avoid or ambush your enemies. The all-new Black Zone adds a new dynamic to the map, forcing players out of the safety of their buildings to avoid being crushed under the rubble of a missile strike.
In addition to the gameplay updates, the Survivor Pass is back with new rewards, missions, and improved systems! Survivor Pass: Shakedown rewards players with outfits and weapon skins themed around the new island. Don the weapons and outfits of the Tenebres smugglers, the mysterious Rapture Squad, and other outfits involved in this season’s lore.
Not only that, PUBG is set to receive the new Survivor Pass: Shakedown!. The pass offers a mix of community, season, progression, and challenge missions for players to complete. This gives players cosmetics, XP boosts, virtual currency to open crates, and so on. For more information on the new weapons, new vehicle, and improvements, you can read the studio's official update blog post.