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All the PUBG Announcements From Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference

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Hi everyone,


At Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference earlier today, we announced some exciting new content coming to all versions of PUBG later this year.


Watch the full teaser from the conference below, then read on for a little extra context:



The ballistic shield is a new tool for setting up cover points for when you’re in otherwise exposed territory. It can be used simultaneously with sidearms, smgs, melee weapons, and throwable grenades.




The shield takes a primary weapon slot, and is especially powerful in squad-based combat. Shield-bearers can act as the vanguard for their team, pushing forward under cover while their teammates safely attack and move forward into better positions.


The ballistic shield will first be introduced in War Mode for PC and Xbox later this year.


Now, let’s talk about that snow map.


This map is currently very early in development, and we’re aiming to bring it to both PC and Xbox One this winter. Expect to see some new mechanics built around the snowy terrain.


Soon we’ll also have more news about our fast-approaching third map, Sanhok. We’re proud to announce that it’ll come to PC on June 22, and to Xbox in late summer 2018.


Finally, we want our Xbox One players to know that improving optimization and stability is a top priority for our team. Our next patch will be focused on reducing crashing and improving performance. We are committed to transparency and frequency about improvements to the game—watch this space for news and updates.


That’s all for now! See you on the battlegrounds.

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