PUBG is back with his first new card in a while, set in Korea. The new map, Taego, is part of the 12.2 Update of the game, which also adds a self-revival item, a mini battle royale to get you back into a match after your death, and dozens of other changes.
Taego is an 8 km by 8 km map of the Korean countryside. PUBG Taehyun Kim, head of the in-game unit, said in an email interview with Polygon that the goal of this card is to show players the beauty of Korea, especially in the 1980s and 90s.
The map is full of villages, towns, and even a maximum security prison for players to explore. Even more important for all players who missed PUBGTaego’s larger maps have tons of open space to fight for.
But while its size matches that of traditional PUBG Maps are some of Taego’s other features completely new to the game. For example, the game’s new self-resuscitation item, which allows downed players to stand up, is very different from anything the Battle Royale game has offered to date.
Taego also has a new mechanic called Comeback BR that gives players eliminated during the first Blue Zone a chance at redemption. During Comeback BR - which is only available in Taego Duos and Squad matches – players who die during the first Blue Zone will be transported to the Comeback Arena where they will try to set a timer in a mini BR match to outlast. If they survive the timer, they will return to the regular game.
This is an entirely new mechanic for PUBGbut one that Kim said has been requested by players for a while.
“We’ve seen the feedback many times we need to come up with a method to reduce the frustration of players who were defeated in the early game,” Kim told Polygon. “We also felt that there should be changes in the meta that were fixed. Comeback BR is designed to ease players’ frustration and help them quickly join their team and win a chicken dinner when they return. “
For a full overview of Taego and its new mechanics and weapons, as well as all other changes in this patch, see full PUBG Notes on patch 12.2. As you do that, you can get used to the game’s new name: developer PUBG Studios is now calling it PUBG: battlefields.