After a fair bit of teasing, the snowy Vikendi map is now available for PUBG players, but only on the PC Test Server version of the game as of right now. In this complete PUBG Vikendi map guide, we'll be detailing all the tips and tricks that you need to know if it's your first time playing on the map, as well as the best places to land on the PUBG Vikendi map, and much more.
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PUBG Vikendi Update
First thing’s first: You’ll have to download the latest update for the PUBG Test Server client on Steam, which comes in at right around 2.5GB. It’s through this update that you’ll have access to the new map of Vikendi on PUBG. As of right now, we’re not yet sure when the map is coming to the base version, or console versions of the game, but we’ll update this section with more concrete details in the future.
PUBG Vikendi Map Guide
Just below, you can see a complete overview of the PUBG Vikendi map. As you can probably tell just from a glance at the map, this place is extremely cold and mountainous, and is a 6x6 size by kilometers, putting it right in between the sizes of the Erangel and Miramar maps. The former is smaller, being 4x4, while Miramar is the far larger of all the maps, being 8x8 kilometers.
You might think it’s obvious, but remember that the starting outfit in PUBG, and the vast majority of outfits in the game, are dark, meaning you’ll stand out against the snowy landscape around you. If possible, you should definitely bring some light-themed gear with you to Vikendi.
Also, you can actually see footprints and tyre tracks left by vehicles and other players in the snow, so make sure to use this to your advantage if you want to track down another player quickly.
Best Places to Land on Vikendi
Vikendi is an interesting map. It's pretty big, bigger than Erangel at least, but it's quite densely populated in terms of how spread out the buildings are around the island map, meaning theoretically at least, you're never more than half a kilometer away from at least one building.
This means that there are actually a ton of great landing options from the plane on the Vikendi map in PUBG. The cosmodrome that features a rocket in the northern portion of the map is always a solid option, as are Volnova and Cantra in the south.
If the landing plane is going from north to south or vice versa at the start of the game, then you'll want to head as far away from the plane as possible, perhaps to Dobro Mesto. If the plane is going from east to west or vice versa on Vikendi, then you could hit up either the Cosmodrome to the north, or Volnova and Cantra to the south. There are actually a ton of options to play around with on the Vikendi map.
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