Steam’s runaway success story, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a new map before it launches on Xbox One.
While still without a release date, the new PUGB desert map looks set to at least be ready for when the console version of the game arrives.
Battlegrounds on Xbox One has been confirmed as launching in 2017, albeit very close to the end of the year.
A recent Steam update has been datamined and appears to have revealed the new desert Battlegrounds Bluehole Inc. have been working on.
The layout of the new PUBG map has now made its way online, showing a minimap view of where players will be exploring and battling for loot.
As you might expect, this new desert map doesn’t include any water but does appear to have several large urban areas.
Hard Luck looks set to become the biggest city in Battlegrounds, while other locations have also been revealed.
These include Murderland, Fracture and Dirtbag, which all sound pretty intriguing.
While fans will be eager to start plotting out their routes, it should be noted that this new PUGB map is still very much in development.
A lot of what can be seen in the new pictures will probably stay the same, however, there’s always the chance that Bluehole Inc could make some small but decisive changes in layout.
According to the latest information provided by Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene, the new location will be about the same size as the game’s existing 8×8 km map, Erangel.
It was originally thought that the new desert terrain would rank at about 4×4 km, however, Greene has confirmed that things have changed since it was first announced.
The NBA 2K18 early release date was set for September 15 but only for those who pre-order the game.
Anyone who does, gets the official Early Tip-Off Edition, which grants early access and is available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Everyone else has to wait until September 19, although there’s also the option of downloading the NBA 2K18 Prelude demo.
The download size is around 11.76 GB and offers a taste of what’s to come later this week.
“Fans can get an early taste of NBA 2K18 with this free, downloadable experience that begins their journey into The Neighborhood, the groundbreaking new way to play NBA 2K,” the official prelude description explains.
“The Neighborhood brings together the most loved elements of NBA 2K together into a shared world for players to truly experience the life of an NBA athlete, both on and off the court.”
Here’s a breakdown of some of the new content being released with this year’s version of the game:
The Neighbourhood: The future of sports career modes has arrived, allowing you to play the game the way you like. Build your career in NBA games, hit the courts in The Playground Park, join the Pro-Am circuit, or explore the shops and venues in an all-new open neighborhood setting. Featuring new MyPLAYER upgrade and endorsement systems, our biggest cast of characters to date including NBA players, and so much more.
The Road to 99: The overarching meta-game that rewards users for improving their MyPLAYER’s overall rating, regardless of which modes they choose to play. Featuring a unified badge system across Pro-Am, Park and your NBA journey in MyCAREER, your attributes, animations and badges all combine to define your play style on your road to a 99 overall rating.
Updated Create A Player: Create the MyPLAYER you want, whether scanning your face with the MyNBA2K18 mobile app or building something custom using our preset options. Hairstyles have been updated with numerous new options to choose from, and body weight and height are more accurately represented to ensure the unique look you want for your MyPLAYER.
For anyone who might have missed it, EA Sports have been revealing the best FIFA 18 players and their ratings over the past week.
EA have already confirmed the top 100 and have now revealed the FIFA 18 player ratings you should be looking out for from the Premier League.
As you’d imagine, the top 30 players from the Premier League in FIFA 18 are dominated by the usual suspects of Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool.
Manchester United have a total of six players in the top 30, the same amount as Manchester City.
Tottenham also have six, Arsenal have four, while Liverpool managed just one player.
Chelsea – who have a total of seven stars in the top 30 – fans will be the most happy of the bunch though, with Eden Hazard confirmed as the best rated player in the Premier League.
TOP 30 PREMIER LEAGUE FIFA 18 STARS:
- 30. Juan Mata
- 29. Dele Alli
- 28. Bernardo Silva
- 27. Alexandre Lacazette
- 26. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
- 25. İlkay Gündoğan
- 24. Cesar Azpilicueta
- 23. Jan Vertonghen
- 22. Vincent Kompany
- 21. Harry Kane
- 20. Romelu Lukaku
- 19. Philippe Coutinho
- 18. Toby Alderweireld
- 17. David Luiz
- 16. Diego Costa
- 15. Cesc Fàbregas
- 14. Petr Čech
- 13. N’Golo Kanté
- 12. Paul Pogba
- 11. Christian Eriksen
- 10. David Silva
- 9. Mesut Özil
- 8. Hugo Lloris
- 7. Zlatan Ibrahimović
- 6. Kevin De Bruyne
- 5. Thibaut Courtois
- 4. Alexis Sánchez
- 3. Sergio Agüero
- 2. David De Gea
- 1. Eden Hazard