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PUBG’s new Kakarin map revealed in action-packed Season 6 trailer

Published: 15/Jan/2020 12:37

by David Purcell

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds looks set for another boom in popularity after revealing a brand new ‘Kakarin’ map for Season 6. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming update. 

The game’s developers has previously teased a fresh map on social media and have finally put out a reveal trailer to show players what to expect from their next battlefield, which is set for a January 25 release.

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PUBG’s new map will join a list of those already added to the game, including Erangel, Miramar, Vikendi and Sanhok – all of which are based on different biomes. Now, we have a much clearer idea of how the upcoming map will shape up in-game.

PUBG player looking across Erangel map

The official PUBG YouTube account fired off the first look trailer for Kakarin on January 15 and it is fair to say that the community, who were already pining for the arrival of the announcement, greeted it with open arms.

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While many viewers will have been interested in the map itself initially, it didn’t take long for players to notice that a few new weapons were also going to be included in the Season 6 update – which is always interesting.

We don’t have enough information about them just now, but there’s bound to be new weapon skins and a new themed battle pass to come with this bumper update. Without further ado, let’s check out the trailer.

One thing that is particularly noticeable right off the bat is the size of the map. It looks significantly smaller than others added to PUBG in the past, which should make things interesting. It is reportedly 2 x 2 Km in size.

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With PUBG in competition with other battle royale giants like Fortnite and Apex Legends, the community seemed delighted about the imminent arrival of new content to rival those successful titles. The last major patch, Season 5, launched back in October of last year.

This exciting news follows on from the announcement that a flying Motor Glider was added to PUBG’s Erangel and Miramar maps. Though, it might not be long before you’re gliding around Kakarin in the same way.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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