PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ new map, Codename: Savage, goes into testing later tonight—and you can sign up to beta test the map in its earliest stages right now.
The new map is smaller than both Erangel and Miramar at just four-by-four KM. The hope is that the map will offer quicker, more exciting matches as the players will be in a more condensed area. You will have to loot fast and fight faster, as there presumably won’t be much safety once you hit the ground.
In order to test out the new map, players will need a beta key. The test will be limited at first, so keys may go quickly, but that’s part of PUBG Corp’s plan.
“The test is limited in large part because Codename: Savage is still in early development—many parts are unfinished,” said PUBG Corp. in a new blog post. “That’s because we want to get the community involved early to drive development of the map in the right direction. Once we’ve gotten the map into a better state, we’ll run some other, bigger tests.”
Players can sign up for a beta key simply by heading over to mapbeta.playbattlegrounds.com. From there, you must log in with your Steam account to prove you own PUBG. Once your account is linked, a code will be given.
To use the code, head to Steam and click Games, then “Activate a product on Steam” and enter in the code. Once entered correctly, the “PUBG: Closed Experimental Server” will begin to download.
The first testing window for the new map begins tonight at 9pm CT, and it will last until 6am CT on April 5.