It's going to be a white Christmas in Playerunknown's battlefields this year, as it snowed the new map Vikendi has launched on the main client. It is a medium-sized map, 6x6km, with exciting places, including a cosmopolitan, castle and dinosaur park. Here's a little festive secret to you: all the assault rifles, guns, hailers, grenades, airbags and ammunition boxes are lovingly hand-placed for you by the jumping before the start of the round. If you only find terrible foliage, you know clearly Santa knows what you've been up to this year.
Víkendi is now alive for everyone, after a stretch of test servers. It is a snowy Soviet y landscape, another place abandoned by humanity, but a really interesting place with landmarks, including hot springs, a castle, a rocket launching room and a space holiday, and best of all a zoo. After not playing Vikendi on the test servers (Destiny 2 spends my FPS time these days), I'm pleased to explore all this. The Dino park is particularly good.
You'll find giant fiberglass dynamo rides, dodging ems, a roller coaster, gift shops, a labyrinth with dunes at the end, a smoke fillet containing an educational section with a real dinosaur skeleton … quite comfortable. And yes, you can drive along the runways.
Víkendi also makes it a different one. The SCAR attack has been replaced with the G36C, and snowmobiles are added to the zipper over snow and ice faster than other vehicles (but leak along slower of the white things).
See the update notes for more about today's update, which also includes new parachute control options to make sliding and diving easier, some overcrowded menus and a nice M16 nerf.
Like Sanhok before that, Vikendi is led by the launch of a new Survivor Pass. It's basically Fortnite's Battle Pass, leveling up as you play and complete challenges to unlock cosmetic deaths like clothes, coat of arms, face paint and emotions. And as in Fortnite, all players get a barebones pass that offers a small number of items to unlock, but paying for the Premium pass will be more.
Vikendi Premium Survivor Pass costs £ 7.49 / € 9.99 /$9.99 on Steam and Yup, it also sells optional level increases to jump over the gate. The pass page explains (and shows) more.
Resident guides Dave and Ollie have written a Vikendi guide, if you are looking for some tips to get started. Just ignore their section of where to pick; As I have explained, the loot is determined solely by how well you behaved this year.
Plunkbat has a 33% discount for January 3, bringing it down to 18.08 kr / 19.99 kr / $ 19.99 on Steam. Pay three quid extra and you get the Vikendi Pass bundled in.