PUBG Mobile recently got an important upgrade including a new map called Livik. This new update brings the game to version number 0.19.0 and brings a couple of new additions along with the new map. Livik is a ‘Nordic’ style map with snowy terrain and waterfalls. It is spread out across a 2km x 2km area and players need certainly to battle it out to be the last one standing. The new map also brings a few exclusive weapons such as the P90 SMG and the Mk 12 Marksman rifle and a new Monster Truck vehicle. We downloaded the latest update of PUBG Mobile to play the Livik map, and listed here are our first impressions.
How to get the Livik map in PUBG mobile?
The Livik map gets added when you update to the most recent version of PUBG Mobile, i.e. update 0.19.0. The Livik map happens to be in beta and could be updated in the foreseeable future. This new update can be acquired on Google Play along with the iOS App Store. On Google Play, the update is 0.93GB in proportions while the App store features a much bigger 2.4GB update. After the software update, the Livik Map can look in the overall game.
With the newest update, the loading screen has changed and it now shows a monster truck parked in a field of flowers in the newest Livik map. Once the overall game loads, you will see a tiny menu showing 0.19.0 update privately. It demonstrates to you all the new additions to the Livik map and in addition offers 2,888 BP, 100 AG, and a Nightmare Helmet as rewards for updating to the most recent version of PUBG Mobile. If you scroll through this menu, you will spot Livik Adventure which is a group of challenges for the new map. The Livik map is divided into six zones and each zone unlocks once you play matches in this map. Each zone has its own challenges and if you complete them, you get additional rewards.
In order to play the newest map, you are able to quickly choose the Livik map on the left side of the screen. Alternatively, you can click on the button below the start button and click Classic in the sub-menu. You will soon be given an alternative to choose between different maps with Livik listed towards the top. The map is still in Beta currently and has a Beta badge on it. We can expect new elements and tweaks in the future with later updates.
How different may be the Livik map?
The Livik map is exclusive to PUBG Mobile, to bring smaller matches to the game. This new Livik map can be defined as a Nordic map which, as explained above, features a combination of snowy terrain, green fields, and waterfalls. It is a small map measuring 2 km x 2 km that is small set alongside the other maps in PUBG Mobile. Both the Erangel and Miramar maps are 8 km x 8 km in proportions, the Vikendi map is 6 km x 6 km and Sanhok is 4 km x 4 km in proportions. This makes Livik the tiniest map in the game. Since the map is small, the game only drops 52 players onto it. This is just about half as much players as you’ll encounter on one other maps. The player density is lower consequently, and the likelihood of engaging having an opponent straight away goes down. I favor this because it gives a player enough time to get weapons.
Places on the map such as for instance Crabgrass, Midtstein, Gass, and Blomster have a higher amount of players landing. This ensures that the chances of participating in combat after landing there are tons higher. These areas also provide a fair quantity of weapons available so you are not at a huge disadvantage if you should be quick to land. However, if you are a brand new player I recommend that you avoid these areas whenever you can.
Another thing that is different with the Livik map is the time limitation. This map features a time limit of 15 minutes only. That is a lot less than all the other maps in the overall game and it wont take long to play a full game. Shorter game time was the main reason behind the Livik map, because the goal of the developers was to permit people to play a full map in 15 minutes. While playing I was eradicated very early in the initial few matches as I kept landing at the hotspots I discussed earlier. Changing my landing location and playing cautiously did help me get to ‘Chicken Dinner’ in about 14 minutes. It was one of the shortest full map matches I’ve played on PUBG Mobile.
What new items are added in Livik?
There are two weapons added specifically for this map: the P90 and Mk12 Marksman Rifle. The P90 is really a submachine gun with a really high firing rate whereas the Mk12 provides high-speed bursts while sniping. The developers also have added a long barrel attachment in this map which is often attached to a sniper, rifle or submachine gun to boost the range of the weapon. Since the map is smaller, this will help players have a mid-to-long range weapon without specifically trying to find snipers.
The Livik map even offers a Monster Truck to assist you and your squad get to the safe zone quickly. Its enormous tyres should help clear different terrain effortlessly. I did perhaps not manage to drive a Monster Truck in the game but I did spot one (and opened fire at it) during a game. The developers have also added a few ramps in places for you to jump the monster truck. So if you do get one, you can look at a few jumps before you eliminate other players.
Does the Livik map update matter?
I look at the Livik map as a neat way of playing a full map in just 15 minutes. I found Erangel to simply take longer in order to complete. Livik feels apt for a small 15 minute break and it does not spill over beyond now.
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