PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally has an official release date. During The Game Awards, publisher Bluehole announced that the phenomenally popular battle royale game will leave early access and release in full on PC on December 20.
Among the new features PUBG 1.0 will include are climbing and vaulting, which PlayerUnknown himself Brendan Greene says “will change the game severely.” It will also feature a new desert map called Miramar, which will be available to play on PUBG’s test servers beginning tonight at 12 AM PT/3 AM ET.
Bluehole released a new trailer showcasing Miramar during The Game Awards, providing a closer look at the upcoming map. Unlike PUBG’s current map, the lush Erangel, Miramar encompasses industrial areas, beach towns, arid desert land, and more, which the developers say will dramatically change how players approach the survival game.
PUBG will also launch in early access on Xbox One this month via the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12. Ahead its release, Xbox One players can already purchase some exclusive items for their characters now. You can see more announcements from The Game Awards in our roundups of all the big news and trailers.