Desert-themed map for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' finally gets a name


While there is a large seafront area, most of the map is inland, without rivers or much water at all.

More details about the different regions of Miramar and how they play can be found in the announcement. "We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests and arrived at the harsh and unforgiving desert of what we can now reveal is Miramar". There's also some new screens of these locations, which you can see in the gallery below with the full updated map layout. With new locales, unfamiliar terrain, and new mechanics, veterans and new players alike will have to learn the intricacies of the map from scratch.

According to the PUBG blog, "the unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required".

Aside from the two major cities, the map is also littered with various towns.

In Los Leones, players will encounter the largest city on the map filled with shops to loot and skyline buildings to hide out. This is where all the shopping happens. Players should secure high vantage points by exploring the numerous construction sites, and loot for gear in the cavernous, abandoned commercial buildings.

The map features a number of landmarks including a motorcycle death bowl, a colorful coastal town, and plenty of the shipping containers that players will know and love from the existing map.

Notably, Microsoft explained that these "standalone offers" will be exclusive to Xbox fans and will be "the only items that can be purchased during the preview period" for PUBG on Xbox One, as the Xbox One version of the game will not feature "any in-game purchases". This is expected to happen sometime later this month, but the developers did not provide any confirmations regarding its specific date.