E3 2018: PUBG Sanhok launches next week on PC, snow map coming this winter

Microsoft manged to make time for a couple of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds announcements at its E3 2018 briefing.

PlayerUnknown didn’t take the stage this time like he did last year, but we still got a pretty nifty trailer stuffed full of news.

For starters, we got an official release date for the tropical map Sanhok, which only just left testing. Snahok launches June 22 on PC, with the Xbox One version due out in late summer.

The last few seconds of the trailer gave us our first glimpse at the game’s upcoming snow map, which the developer has been talking about for about a year now. The snow map wasn’t given a proper name, and PUBG Corp. stressed that it’s still early days.

That said, the developer announced that the snow map will see release this winter on PC, and Xbox One. Interestingly, the snow map won’t just look different from the maps available today, it’ll also have unique mechanics built around the snowy terrain.

This could mean anything, but we’re guessing we’ll be following tracks left by other players in the snow.

Outside of map news, the trailer gave us a pretty good look at the ballistic shield. The ballistic shield takes up your primary weapon slot, and can be used with sidearms, SMGs, melee weapons, and of course throwables.

It blocks 100% of bullets from the front, and should be great for pushing an enemy as a squad whenever there’s little cover around you. The ballistic shield will first come to PUBG’s War mode later this year, for PC and Xbox One.

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Microsoft Buys Four Independent Studios

Microsoft announced it’s acquired four new game studios at its press conference today in an effort to increase the the number of exclusive first-party games it can deliver to Xbox One owners.

The studios in question are Undead Labs, makers of State of Decay 2, Playground Games, who already makes Microsoft’s Forza Horizon series, Compulsion, the studio behind the upcoming dystopia We Happy Few, and Ninja Theory, the studio behind the great psychological horror fantasy game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. In addition, Microsoft also announced that it’s formed a new game studio called The Initiative led by former Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher, who was their when it rebooted Tomb Raider in 2013.

That brings Microsoft’s total count of first-party development studios up to 10. The existing major studios were Mojang, makers of Minecraft, and Rare, which recently put out Sea of Thieves, along with 343 Industries who currently makes Halo and The Coalition which works on Gears of War, Turn 10 Studios, makers of the main Forza series. The head of Xbox who made the announcement on stage at the press conference today, Phil Spencer, had said in an interview Bloomberg last year that developing new games internally would be an increasing priority going forward.

“The original games we create at Microsoft Studios are some of our biggest assets,” Matt Booty, VP of Microsoft Studios, said in a press release today. “We believe these teams have the collective creative power and operational excellence to deliver the next industry game changers.”

Outside of games like Cuphead and the console version of PUBG, Microsoft hasn’t had many exclusive games to offer its audience in recent years, which has been especially noticeable as Sony releases games like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War year after year. While the company was expected to announce a number of new exclusives at E3, including today’s news about a new Halo game called Halo Infinity, the news of the acquisitions show Microsoft is building up for a better round of first-party games by the time the next Xbox launches, whenever that is.

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What to Know About Looting and Roaming in PUBG?

When looting a building in PUBG game, some people recommend to use the first person by pressing V. However, some players and even I personally feel that you should use the third person. The reason is that in the latter case, you can use the camera. With the camera, you can view the corners of the room. It will help you to know whether there is any good loot before even getting into the building. It means that you can safeguard yourself even if an enemy is hiding in the building. When looting, you should have an ear out. The reason is that the safe zone might have started to reduce. So, you should make sure that you immediately get into it. When you enter small buildings, it is better to have an auto weapon or a shotgun. It will help you to still fight if you have to face an enemy.

You might have heard about care package in PUBG. It is something that is dropped onto the map at regular intervals during the matches. It can encompass a range of gear that ranges from equipment to weapons. However, you should remember that they are the riskiest as well. When you get near a care package, it is better to choose a high ground. Carefully watch before entering the care package. You should make sure that there is nobody hiding in the bushes. However, you need not have to give this much attention, if the care package is the first. Let us consider that you manage to find a care package within the initial 3-4 minutes of the game. In this case, it is normally uncontested. You can confidently get down and run with a gun without even bothering about reloading.

Roaming:

Player unknown battlegrounds esp are here when you roam, irrespective of whether you do it using a car or by walk, use LAlt. It will help you identify any enemies. When you are roaming outside, you can switch your weapons to semi. It will help you control the weapons at a distance. In case, you have a sniper, try not to use it when you are outside. However, if you find anyone at a distance, you can switch to it. It will help you still hold if someone tries to attack you from behind the covers. When you roam, it is better to make sure that you hide behind the covers. You should remember that slower and safer is better than faster and dangerous. In case you are low on time, you can use the X key to run at a faster pace. When you are roaming in a car, the Dacia is the second fastest. If you get an option, you can trade a buggy and a motorbike for UAZ and Dacia.

Let us consider that you do not find enough weapons for looting. The best thing you can do is to get the weapons using a PUBG ESP. Not just in such a situation even in other instances, you can use the hack tool. Yes, you can even get life-saving tools using player unknown battlegrounds hacks. Check out privatecheatz.com/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-hack!

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