Gameplay of PUBG’s desert map will premiere at The Game Awards next week

It's the moment players have been waiting for.

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Fans of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds won’t have to wait much longer for another glimpse of the game’s upcoming desert map, as gameplay will premiere next week at The Game Awards.

The show will stream live on Dec. 7 at 7pm CT, and fans can expect to see the brand new desert map in action for the first time. The map will hit the game’s test servers sometime in December to prepare for PUBG’s full release before the end of the year.

PUBG’s new desert map was first announced at E3 back in June, and multiple screenshots have been teased in the months since then. But next week will be the first time that the map is seen in action.

Up until now, PUBG has had just one map to play on, with a specific set of weapons and vehicles. The new desert map will have a whole new set of guns and vehicles to play with, including a Winchester rifle and a minibus.

It could end up being a huge night for PUBG overall, as the game is also nominated for numerous awards, including Best Multiplayer Game and the night’s biggest prize, Game of the Year.

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