PUBG Mobile is up with a new map called “Livik” to let gamers play quick matches. The map was announced by the official PUBG Mobile account on Twitter. The new map Livik would have a duration of 15 minutes with 40 players lobby.
With Livik map PUBG Mobile want to aim at players who are looking for quick matches and the same rush as the classic matches. The Livik map size is two kilometres by two kilometres in size and has a room for supporting matches with up to 40 players at once.
“We want more people to enjoy PUBG Mobile in a more flexible way,” producer Rick Li tells The Verge.
Li says the map was inspired by players who wanted the option to squeeze in a quick match whenever they had the time. “The initiative for this map is bringing more flexibility to those players who have tighter schedules and circumstances to accommodate for,” he explains.
Livik is based on Nordic terrain, full of lots of points of interest, including a volcano, hot spring, waterfall, and others. Li says that the design process wasn’t just about shrinking down the map, but also adding in plenty of interactive elements that would lead to faster-paced matches. The waterfalls, in particular, are expected to really change the way players approach the battle royale game.
“The waterfalls around the map will provide unique interactions with the player not available on other maps,” Li says. “The characteristic of the waterfall is the real physical impact of the water flow. Players might even get washed away by rapid water flow when standing on the top of the waterfall. You can also prep with new surprise tactics, such as launching a motorboat off the top of a waterfall to the water below on an unsuspecting team. That is something we’re really excited to see and we believe we can bring the most realistic battlefield experience to our players by constantly innovating while also keeping true to our core battle royale gameplay.”