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Next month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will get its first full-size map in almost three years with the addition of a new arena, Taego.
Announced as the first of two new maps last month, Taego (formerly Project Tiger) is the first 8x8km map to be added to PUBG from Miramar, the first map to be added to the game after launch. Since then, PUBG has added a few fair arenas, but they have been smaller, forcing players to more compact 4×4 and 6×6 battlefields.
More interesting than the scale, though, is that Taego is supposed to introduce respawns to PUBG for the first time. Popularized by Apex Legends and adopted by people like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, PUBG has finally given in to adding a return mechanic.
How it works, exactly, remains to be seen. But, as he saw PCGamesN, a PUBG data analyzer has suggested that PUBG could adopt a "war zone" Gulag where players fight for a chance to return. Take it with a pinch of salt, as it comes from translated speculation by Korean players, but we’ll have more details on how the reappearance will work closer to the map release on July 7th.
Taego will be followed by a map with the code name "Kiki" later this year. The developer has shared even less on this map, although the conceptual art suggests a dense and close urban landscape with a surprising verticality.