Coming soon: PUBG will finally let players block their most hated maps


Mappety map map maps. Soon you can pick your own map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and won’t be stuck in Miramar.

According to PUBG Corp, people have been begging for the feature for half of forever, but a number of issues stood in the way. The studio says matchmaking was its biggest concern: “We analyzed tens of millions of matches and sorted the data by server, mode, and time to make sure map selection wouldn’t break the game for anyone. We wanted to make sure that we could create a solution that worked for every region’s players, even the ones with a naturally low server population.” On top of that, it wanted to take into account the supposedly different preferences and playstatles of different regions.

“Ultimately, we created a version of map selection that we think is unlikely to cause issues for matchmaking” as maps are added in the future, PUBG Corp writes.

On the user end, it’s pretty simple: You’ll just select the maps you’re willing to play and block the ones you hate. The game will pick one from your preferred list when you jump into a match. And as for when it’s coming?

“Work on the feature is almost complete, and we plan to release it soon after implementing it on the test server.”

And just for fun:


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Rees Racer

Having thought I’d not play any Battle Royale game (ever), I did grab the free PUBG Mobile, and have played almost 50 matches. I really didn’t expect it to be as tactical and deliberate, which was a very pleasant surprise.

I’ve not decided on the full PC release version of “Plunkbat”, but did download Fortnight. I’m just not certain that so much frenetic building, shooting, jumping is going to be more compelling for someone who appreciates the more calculated pace of PUBG. I’m encouraged to see Bluehole expanding options and continuing development. The mobile version just had a very substantial update as well this week.

I’m sure to try Fortnight at some point, and even though it seems to be clobbering PUBG in numbers, it seems both player-bases will be healthy enough for some time with no worries.

That video was really well-made and fun to watch! I’ve seen enough Twitch streams etc to appreciate the differences.