PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is in an interesting place right now. They’re losing the battle against Fortnite, and they’re aiming to “Fix PUBG” with major updates and changes. But for many, one of their biggest downsides was that the Xbox One version of the game has been in Early Access on the system since last December, leaving many to wonder when it’ll finally release. Well, at Gamescom today, it was announced that the full version will launch on Xbox One and Xbox One X on September 4th.
According to Xbox Wire, this update will bring many big things to the Xbox One version of the title, including:
The Xbox One debut of the Sanhok map. Inspired by the islands across Southeast Asia, Sanhok is a 4×4 compact battleground. The map might be smaller, but the battles won’t be, with speedier games and circle dynamics that have been adjusted to bring battles to a dramatic finish more quickly. Sanhok will introduce all-new weapons and vehicles in addition to the debut of dynamic weather changes for the first time on Xbox One.
Furthermore, the game will also get:
The arrival of War Mode on Xbox One, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience where players hunt each other in a static zone, respawning you back in with a parachute and weapons if you’re killed. Teams get points with kills and reviving teammates, and the team that reaches certain points in the game wins the battle. War Mode will make its hands-on debut on Xbox One at gamescom 2018 in a can’t-miss experience in the Xbox booth.
It’s clear that the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team are aiming to make this launch as big and powerful as they can, but the question will honestly be about how players respond to it, and whether it’ll be playable enough to enjoy these features.