PUBG’s desert map is officially called Miramar.
The upcoming map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been covered in detail in a steam community post, revealing the name and a number of locations from the map.
“When we decided to create a new map, we focused on creating an environment that is very different from Erangel,” the post reads. “We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests and arrived at the harsh and unforgiving desert of what we can now reveal is Miramar.”
The new map overlay has gone through a few more name changes since the last reveal, with big cities and a few, key locations swapping to new names or receiving a few alterations. Here’s a link to the full scale image to inspect in detail.
“The unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required.”
The post includes some brand new screenshots, including an impressively gorgeous port area. It goes on to detail the map’s key locations. Here’s what it has to say on each:
- The largest city in the region, Los Leones features ample shopping, a skyline filled with new construction, and a glorious, golden-hued City Center. Players should secure high vantage points by exploring the numerous construction sites, and loot for gear in the cavernous, abandoned commercial buildings.
- El Pozo is a city known for its large industrial and entertainment districts. Players can test themselves against all comers in the Luchador Arena, put their motorcycle skills to the test In the death bowl, or hunt in the ruins of the long dead textile factories.
- Monte Nuevo is the picture of a town besieged. Ramshackle walls built to protect its residents now allow players ample cover to explore the well-stocked compound.
Valle del Mar
- Valle del Mar is a colorful oceanside town bisected by the De Toro bridge. To the West of the bridge is a quaint school, and to the East, a beautiful church. The key to holding this town is bridge control, as it’s the only direct route between mainland and the island.
- The shipping and transport capitol of Miramar, La Cobrería’s most prominent feature is it’s enormous Rail Yard. Here, players will hunt and be hunted among the half-buried cargo of a long dead industry. Careful players should loot the schools and campuses that dot this town before attempting to hold the Yard.
- San Martín is located just west of Hacienda Del Patrón. Checkpoints and barriers have transformed this once-quiet small town into a war zone. Both sides of the town have overlooks, so careful players should scout first, before charging into town.
- Once a tourist destination featuring the largest casino in the region, Pecado continues to thrill players to this day with its mix of high-value loot and dangerous sightlines. Aggressive players will immediately loot the Arena and Casino, but savvy players should check out the 4 story hotels between them.
- Chumacera is the husk of Miramar’s once thriving textile industry. Long abandoned factories overlook a main road lined with residential and commercial buildings. Verticality in both the buildings and terrain make this town an exciting location to loot- high risk, high opportunity!
We’re really taken by the steep ravines down by Valle del Mar which could be the setup for some spectacular ambushes. The map will be playable in the next test phase, and should release some time this month.
“These aren't the only fun places to visit, of course, but you will have to discover the rest of them on your own.”
In other good news, the team also recently revealed a second exclusive weapon for the map, following the pickup truck and sawn-off shotgun. Now they've confirmed via Twitter that the datamined lever-action rifle, the Win94, will also be a map exclusive.