PUBG is back with his first new card in a while and it’s set in Korea. The new card, Taego, is part of the game’s 12.2 update, which also adds a self-reviving element, a mini-battle royale to get you back in a fight after you die, and dozens of other changes.
Taego is an 8 km-8 km map located on the Korean landscape. PUBG in-game unit manager Taehyun Kim said in an email interview with Polygon that the goal of this card was to show players the beauty of Korea, especially around the 1980s and 90s.
The map is filled with villages, towns and even a prison with maximum security that players can explore. Even more important for all the players who have missed PUBG‘s bigger map, Taego has plenty of open ground to fight for.
But while its size may be in line with the traditional one PUBG In short, a few of Taego’s other features are brand new to the game. For example, the game’s new self-revitalizing item, which allows written-down players to recover, is very different from anything the Battle Royale game has offered so far.
Taego also has a new mechanic called Comeback BR that gives players eliminated during the first Blue Zone a chance at redemption. During Comeback BR - which is only available in Taego duos and squad matches – players who die during the first Blue Zone are played to Comeback Arena, where they try to survive an hour in a mini-BR match. If they survive the timer, they return to the regular battle.
This is a brand new mechanic PUBG, but one that Kim said has been requested by players for a while now.
“We have often seen the feedback that we need to come up with a method to lessen the frustration of players who are defeated in the early game,” Kim told Polygon. “We also felt that there should be changes in the meta that have been corrected. Comeback BR was developed to alleviate players’ frustration and help them quickly get into their team and win a chicken dinner after they return. ”
For a complete look at Taego and its new mechanics and weapons as well as all the other changes in this patch, check out the full PUBG patch 12.2 notes. As you do so, you can acclimatize yourself to the game’s new name: Developer PUBG Studios is now calling it PUBG: Battlefields.