PUBG Corp. will bring back Vikendi after rework
PUBG Corporation informed the players that the snow map, that was removed from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in the last update, is now in the process of being reworked - it will return to the game as soon as the developers have finished the process.
Vikendi is going under construction while we tour new sights in Karakin, but rest assured it will be back with even more to enjoy! pic.twitter.com/0sNACUNL4R— PUBG (@PUBG) January 23, 2020
More details about the temporary removal of Vikendi from the game has been announced in the changelog of the 6.1 update:
Dev note: We’ve been thinking a lot about how we could add our new map without negatively impacting queue times, as Karakin would become the 5th map in our rotation and add additional queues to the list. Our solution is the introduction of rotating map slots. A rotating map slot is a non-permanent map slot that will change from time to time. The goal is to provide stable matchmaking times while keeping map choice fresh. For our first rotation, Vikendi will rotate out to make room for Karakin. Maps that are rotated out will still be available for play in custom games.
Speaking of Vikendi, since we launched the snowy slaughterhouse back in December of 2018, we’ve received a lot of feedback. Performance, spawn balance, and even buildings were all places with room for improvement, some of which we already attempted but we feel we can still do better. That said, while Vikendi is on vacation we’ll be going in and doing a bigger revamp of the map than we’ve previously done. When it’s time for it to come back, there will be plenty of new stuff for you to explore and enjoy. Until then, trade in your snowballs for sticky bombs and hot drop into the new hotness!