Recently, Tencent Games has made an announcement on an exclusive PUBG Mobile map called Livik which will be soon updated to PUBG Mobile in the forthcoming time. This is the first time the mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds announcing to make a completely unique map for mobile only. The new map brings all characteristics of the other four PUBG Mobile maps, including Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, and Miramar. The most distinct feature of this PUBG Mobile exclusive map is the size of it, which is known as the smallest map in all maps mentioned above, with the size of only 2×2 km. Could this exclusive map launch be a sign of the termination of the attractiveness of PUBG PC?
Exclusive features brought to you by PUBG Mobile Livik
Similar to other PUBG Mobile maps, Livik offers its own unique features. Below here are all the unique features that can be found only on PUBG Mobile Livik.
Monster Truck is an exclusive vehicle only found on Livik. This truck has an appearance like a monster. It features huge tires to allow players to traverse any type of terrain easily.
One of the best places offered by PUBG Mobile exclusive Livik map is the waterfall. Players can enjoy the scenic views of the waterfall when playing on Livik. You may even find a secret cave with a wide array of lootable items.
You will find the weapon crates in fixed areas on the map. These crates provide you with weapons, ammo, and attachments. This weapon crate feature offered by PUBG Mobile Livik takes inspiration from Call of Duty: Mobile.
There will be two brand new PUBG Mobile weapons on this Livik map. One is SPAS-12 and the other one is an AR called MK12.
With the release of PUBG Mobile Livik map, Tencent Games is trying to make PUBG Mobile much better to attract more players from around the world
The most special thing about the exclusive Livik map is that it is only designed for PUBG Mobile, rather than using the available maps on the PC version. This reflects that PUBG Corp is attempting to work with Tencent to make the mobile version much better, instead of putting efforts into improving “the-not-good-condition” of the game at present.
Before that, PUBG PC also has tried its best to draw the attention of players by launching a free game-opening event so all the gamers can come to experience, even players who have not purchased the PC version yet. With this free event, hopefully, players can relax and entertain themselves when staying home in the context of COVID-19. They can spend their free time taking part in free PUBG matches.
However, things did not go as the publishers expected! Although the event was open for free during the last weekends, the number of PUBG players has not increased, and the worse thing is that it is experiencing a sign of decline. According to the statistics Steamchart, there was a 0.88% reduction in the number of PUBG players in the first week of June. Hence, after two months – April and May attracting lots of players due to COVID-19 lockdown orders, PUBG game has a sign of decline. This could be because the chances for gamers encountering bots during the match are very high, causing the game to be downgraded.
At the moment, the average number of PUBG players is only around 241,000 players, which was nearly 90% reduction compared to the peak in 2018. Although the publishers have been putting their efforts into bettering the game, it is still having a decline. Therefore, with the release of the new exclusive PUBG Mobile Livik, it can be speculated that the PC version of PUBG game would meet its end, especially if the developers no longer care about PUBG.