PUBG: Battlegrounds has just launched a new map, called Deston, which is the first one to be released since the game went free-to-play earlier this year. The news was confirmed via a tweet from the official PUBG: Battlegrounds Twitter account.
Deston and Update 18.2 are now live on PC servers. Can you win a Chicken Dinner on day one of the new map?
— PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBG) July 13, 2022
As per the tweet, the new map will go live on PC on July 13, so it’s already live on PC, but console users will have to wait a week until July 21 for the map to come out. So if you play on the Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you will need to wait a week.
The official PUBG: Battlegrounds YouTube channel also shared a trailer for the new map, Deston, which gives players a rundown on what they can expect from the map. The approximately three-minute-long trailer is filled to the brim with action. The tag line, where “no squad has gone before” pops up, and it looks to be an experience unlike on any of the other PUBG maps.
PUBG: Battlegrounds – What’s new in Deston
The new map, Deston, introduces a host of new features. The first of which is the ascenders. These are mechanized ziplines which can help players get to better vantage points. In addition to the ascenders, you also have new vehicles, like the Pillar Car, and a lot of new weapons as well, like the MP9 SMG and a 012 shotgun.
Deston is a mix of urban and wild environments, with large city blocks, mixed with plenty of vegetation. There’s also a lot of water around, Ripton, one of the areas on the new map, is largely submerged in water. The new map will also feature the tallest skyscraper in PUBG yet.