PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be getting a new experimental testing period for its Savage map. The work-in-progress fiddling will take two days this time and players can apply to test the new map even if they do not own the game.
PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds' newest map is called Savage for a reason. The tiny island area will be a slaughtering grounds for noob and pro alike. Previous Closed Experimental Testing was devoid of textures and buggy as hell, but that's what beta and alpha periods are for. The next tryouts will begin on 16 April 2018, and will be ending on 18 April 2018 after a two day test.
Savage is made as a response to players wanting a faster game mode in PUBG, and possibly also as a retaliation to its playerbase massively migrating to Epic Games' Fortnite. The map is characterised by rivers which split the island in three parts, providing more room for using a boat to get around.
On Mianmar and Erangel we don't really see that many boats since probably the only place that requires travelling by boat is the tiny island which situates the Sosnovka Military Base on Erangel. And even then it's connected by bridges, so PUBG Corp. is looking to fill in the game's shortcomings.
It still requires a lot of work, but PUBG considering it started out as a budget-less mod for a different game entirely it has done well for itself. Players can apply for the second testing period on the registration site before it goes offline again on 18 April 2018.
Anyone who played the game knows it is buggy, unfinished and something along the lines of having one of the worst user interfaces in modern games. However, the game does provide some exhilarating gameplay when its not glitching and rubber-banding all over the place.
PUBG was initially a mod for Arma, and gained a massive audience even back then. After the release of the game's beta, more and more players started coming in to see what the deal was. Even if the game has been surpassed by Epic's Fortnite, it still manages to hold its own.