PUBG Corp has responded to recent leaks suggesting a remastering of original map Erangel was in the works. Its response was posted to the official PUBG website yesterday evening.
In the announcement, the developers confirm that they are exploring new methods for balancing loot distribution, as well as other gameplay aspects of the map.
“We understand that loot balance is a very important part of the game but also recognize that the map layout is just as important,” the team wrote.
“We're working hard to ensure that any changes made to either will feel good when completed. We plan to start testing several potential changes to Erangel soon, and will share our plans for these tests in the coming weeks.”
The message concludes by reminding the playerbase that leaks are usually taken from a particular snapshot of time in development, and lack wider context.
It looks as though the team also intends to revist the game's other maps in the future as well, with a note that the team wants to “improve our maps, Erangel being the first.”
As soon as we have more detail on the proposed changes, we'll overhaul our comprehensive Erangel guide so you can see what's new.