Update to version 22.1 for PC now live!
02/15/2023 - PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS update 22.1 is now live on PC and everyone will be happy to know that the Deston map is back in the rotation. Also, there are now bears. These fearsome grizzlies guard the loot in Vikendi and you might even spot them through your fancy new thermal imaging device in the light of the silver moon.
The return of Deston is also a big deal and a win for community feedback! Taego will be taking a break, while the newest map of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS will get a bigger chance to shine. In addition to these major changes, you can also expect some adjustments to weapons and vehicles with the start of the new Ranked Season.
- Bears - The bears have moved to the icy battlefields of Vikendi, but they are taking shelter from the blizzard and hibernating. Players can invade their dens for valuable loot, but we all know what happens when you poke a sleeping bear.
- Moonlight - Vikendi's Winter Wonderland is completed with Moonlight Mode, which transforms the map into an atmospheric snowy landscape with northern lights overhead and a serene atmosphere. Enjoy the beautiful sight, but keep your ears open, because there are still enemies.
- Thermal scope - The thermal scope is perfect for spotting targets in the dark night landscape of Vikendi and in the blizzard. This 4x magnification scope highlights enemies, making them easier to spot.
Based on community feedback, we are reintroducing Deston as a random map region in this update and are working on a plan to shorten the time between map changes throughout the year. The current selection of maps for normal matches includes Erangel, Miramar, Karakin, Vikendi, and Deston. The ranked maps are Erangel, Miramar, and Taego.
Rankings will be reset for Season 22, allowing ranked players to restart and compete for in-game rewards. We're also giving out rewards from Season 21 now that it's over, so be on the lookout for emblems, parachute skins, metals, and animated nameplates in your inventory at the start of Season 22.
We continue to improve the core gameplay experience of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS by adjusting the spawn rates of the 5.56mm and 7.62mm weapons (AR, DMR, LMG only) so they have similar spawn rates and give players more options. We are also removing open roof vehicle models so that drivers and passengers are less vulnerable to gunfire.
Source: Press release