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UPDATED: PUBG Snow Map Trailer | Release Date & Video

Published: 28/Nov/2018 6:06 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 13:31

by Paul Cot

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The highly anticipated PUBG snow map has been leaked. The release date for “Vikendi” has been announced for both PC and console!

Update: PUBG Snow Map Release Date and Trailer

On launch day for PUBG PS4, the trailer for the long-awaited snow map, Vikendi, has been released. The trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, nor the map in any great detail, but serves as a promotional video for the new map.

The video confirms that Vikendi will be available on December 19 for PC players. Furthermore, it is available right now on the PC test servers. Console players will have to wait a little longer though. PUBG community managers on Reddit confirmed the snow map will be coming to PS4 and Xbox in January.

PUBG Snow Map Leaked

First teased in the PUBG E3 2018 trailer, the PUBG snow map has been scheduled for Winter 2018. The Vikendi snow map has been datamined and shows it is in fact similar to a map that was leaked two months ago.

Moreover, the account that was behind the datamine has produced a video based on the obtained files showing what we could have in store. This video shows the map in astonishing detail. It should be noted that this is a recreation and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

A birds-eye view of the map has also been produced. It looks similar to the snow map that was leaked two months ago, perhaps providing evidence that this leak is legitimate. The map is expected to be 6×6 (km).

Left: PUBG Vikendi from datamine. Right: Leaked PUBG snow map from two months ago.

PUBG Snow Map Release Date

It appears that the Vikendi snow map won’t be released at the same time as PUBG PS4. It is speculated it will come in a patch shortly after. The official listing for PUBG PS4 states that the game comes with Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok, the three maps currently released.

Read more: PUBG PS4 Confirmed – All The Details

PUBG Maps

When PUBG was first released it did so with one map, the iconic Erangel. This was followed by the desert map, Miramar, which was released in December of 2017.

Whilst the first two maps were 8×8 (Miramar has more land mass) the latest map to date, Sanhok, was a fraction of the size at 4×4. Sanhok was released in June, 2018.

All these maps have proven popular within various parts of the PUBG fan base. The decision to make the snow map 6×6 is likely to try and strike a balance between the previous maps.

A built up area of Vikendi…

Vikendi Confirmed

The leak legitimacy is further increased as the Playstation Store have listed the Vikendi Event Pass under their premium versions of the game. The PUBG Champion’s and Survivor’s Edition both come with the Vikendi Event Pass. The standard version, the Looter’s Edition doesn’t come with it.

Given the multiple leaks and the fact the Playstation Store have it listed, we expect the videos above to prove pretty accurate when it’s finally released.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.