Winter has come to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and it looks epic. Announced officially tonight at The Game Awards 2018, Vikendi makes it debut tonight on PC test servers. It launches officially on PC on Dec 19. This winter map provides tons of challenges and you have to be careful that you don’t become the prey when hunting for enemies as the added realistic effect of leaving footprints in the snow makes finding your opponents that much easier. Besides the new map we also are getting a new vehicle – a snowmobile, because what would winter be without one? You can see the reveal trailer below.
Introducing Vikendi: A brand new map wreathed in snow. Winter has come to #PUBG and you'll need to adapt if you want to survive.
Play Vikendi starting tonight on PC Test Server! Launches on PC Live Server Dec. 19 and in January for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. pic.twitter.com/gUzZQgJ2WI
— PUBG (@PUBG) December 7, 2018
PUBG is also getting a deadly new weapon the G36C. I think players will find creative ways to utilize the Snowmobile in their battles such as jumping off to ambush targets or simply using it for a quick getaway.
For those who don’t play PUBG on PC fear not, the PS4 version launches tomorrow. Important for PS4 players, at launch Solo TPP is the only mode available. As soon as more players come online, however, more modes will be added according to the official news here. Maps you can check out include, Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok. There is also a whopping 1050 trophies for you to earn. You can also check out training mode to get a feel for it. In the PS Store, you can pick up the starter pack which includes,1000 G-Coins (value of $9.99 USD), as an extra 500 G-Coins and the sweet Brown Hat Rangers Set. A great way to get started in the game.
Vikendi and the rest of the winter content will launch on PS4 and Xbox One is coming in January. You have to love when a game makes a decent effort to reflect the seasonal change in the real world. I am sure players will enjoy testing out Vikendi tonight and enjoy playing it on PS4. Let us know if you plan on testing it out tonight and how you feel about the new map, weapon, and vehicle. Just stay alive!
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. She currently actively writes for, Daily Esports, Flixist and Outright Geekery. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has also written for Nintendo Enthusiast, PC Invasion, Tribute.ca, Factinate.com and recently for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can.