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As Its Ninth Map Debuts, PUBG Dev Says It’s Still “The Premiere Battle Royale”

PUBG gets its ninth map in a new update today, July 13. Deston is both objectively the biggest map in the history of the game and arguably its most diverse landscape yet. Mixing the game’s usual blend of sprawling wilderness with several elaborate places of interest like enormous skyscrapers in a downtown section and an outdoor festival the likes of which you’d expect to find in Forza Horizon, Deston is perhaps best defined by its inability to be easily defined.

This is new territory for the game’s map design, which has historically showcased a singular style for each of its respective maps, so much so that the fandom sometimes refers to them like they’re naming Friends episodes: the one in the desert, the one in the snow, the one with the volcano, and so on. But Deston is different, and five years after kicking off the battle royale trend, it’s heartening to see PUBG continues to be reimagined.

Today the game operates with something like quiet confidence. While Fortnite, Warzone, and Apex Legends tend to make the headlines, PUBG quietly churns out update after update and remains a top-five game on Steam every day.

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