The new desert map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been available for some time now, but it looks like getting onto the actual map is not as easy as it seems at first. There are a few technical reasons for this, so hopefully it will change in the future.
For now, you’re in the hands of the RNG gods, and if you find yourself unable to connect to the new Miramar map, then follow our quick guide for tips on making this possible.
How to Play the Desert Map in PUBG
Step 1: Launch Test Server
Many new players may not be aware of the fact that the new PUBG map is currently only available on the game’s test server. This means that you will not be able to try out the Miramar map in the original game.
In order to launch the test server, follow these steps:
- Go to your Steam Game Library.
- Select PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (Test Server).
- If you don’t see it in your main library, then search for it in other categories.
- Install and launch the Test Server.
Now, you will have the chance to play on the Miramar map. However, you may not be able to get it right away since there are two maps available on the Test Server, including the old Erangel.
Since you can’t choose which map to play yet, you will have to wait for it to appear randomly. But here’s what you can do to increase your chances.
Step 2: Restart Your Game
The PUBG Test Server is currently heavily loaded with new players that are all trying to get onto the new map. This prompts players to restart their game and try again and again until they get to Miramar.
You can do the same, but be aware that this may take you up to 15-20 tries. If you’re ready to do this, then you will surely get the new map.
On the other hand, you could try and play the game at night, when fewer players are connected. This will greatly increase your chances to play on Miramar without restarting too many times.
Hopefully, the developers will give players an option to choose which map to play in the near future. And if you’re looking for other PUBG guides here at GameSkinny, then check them out below
In the latest issue of Famitsu, development boss of Iggymob, Jun Pd, revealed that Gungrave G.O.R.E. will be the next chapter in the Gungrave video game series.
Jun is quoted as saying, “In [Gungrave VR], we are depicting a story that acts as a prequel to the PlayStation 4 game Gungrave G.O.R.E., which is currently in development.”
Business director Kay Kim then further elaborated on the topic:
The curtain will open on the rebirth of Gungrave starting with Gungrave VR, and continue towards G.O.R.E. The overall scale is difficult to convey at this point. But for G.O.R.E., we want to deliver on a greater scale and level of quality than Gungrave VR, so we are developing on the latest Unreal Engine. We are aiming for a scale that compares favorably to higher level games, but I think that the most important thing is, ‘How can we create a title that receives the consent and sympathy of existing fans?’ I want to make more and more effort, and pursue the understanding and expression of the Gungrave setting.
Gungrave VR releases in Japan today on the PlayStation Store and will release in the West sometime in 2018. The first Gungrave video game, developed by Red Entertainment, was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan, North America, and Europe. An anime series of the same name based on the game was released in Japan in 2003 and later received an English dub in North America, which aired periodically on G4’s Anime Unleashed block.
The sequel to the first game, titled Gungrave: Overdose, was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004 in Japan, North America, and Europe. Although the games both received mixed reception, they are well known for their art and visual style with character designs by Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun) and mechanical designs by Kōsuke Fujishima (Oh My Goddess!, Sakura Wars).
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for any further developments.