Erangel is the base map for the game. An 8×8 km map dotted with small outcroppings of buildings, the distance between major landmarks necessitates the use of vehicles to move between areas. As the game continues, the map area will be restricted to a smaller and smaller play area. A red circle will appear on the map from time to time, marking an area for offshore artillery to bombard. Erangel has varying weather, sometimes affecting visibility and requiring a change in tactics.
Cities and the local military base have plenty of decent loot, but you won’t be the only one thinking the same thing. A mix of urban areas and wide-open farmland create a wide variety of battles, ranging from intense close-range firefights in streets and buildings to long-range sniping duels taking place across wheat fields.
The name Erangel was chosen, using PLAYERUNKNOWN’s daughter’s name, Eryn, as inspiration.
Development of Erangel began sometime in early 2016 when Bluehole was in talks with PLAYERUNKNOWN about making a Battle Royale game. Later that year, PLAYERUNKNOWN asked his fans to sign-up (Arma 3 Battle Royale players got immediate access) and test out his newly announced game in June – September of 2016 (Pre-Alpha (NDA)) and then an Alpha (No NDA) in October – December of 2016 which introduced Duo’s and Squad’s to PUBG. A few months later Closed Beta happened in February – March of 2017 (most content creators had access to this build) and later that month in March it launched in Steam Early Access in March 23, 2017 and full release (out of Early Access) on December 21, 2017 (Originally, the game was suppose to get out of Early Access 6 months from March 23).
Developed by: Seoul (KR)
Terrain: Grass, Woodland, Urban, Sea
Game modes: All
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 & Mobile
Type of combat: Medium/long range
An abandoned Russian military island