Playing a game of PUBG for the first time is a bit daunting to say the least. You start the game all bright eyed, jump out of the plane, land in the water because you have no idea how to control the parachute properly, make your way to land where you find a gun, run around like a headless chicken till you spot an enemy, point your gun and shoot till all the bullets miss... And then get shot in the head almost immediately after. What PUBG needs is a proper training area where noobs can cut their teeth. It looks like the developers of the game, Bluehole have finally listened and will be introducing a Training Mode to the game. This new mode is a part of the developers' ongoing initiative to ‘Fix PUBG’.
The upcoming PUBG Training mode allows 5-20 players explore a new 2x2 km map and practice different aspects of PUBG. This includes a shooting range, vehicle courses as well as a way to practice parachute landings. The idea is to offer players an area where they can test a variety of skills and prepare for the main game mode. Bluehole hopes to roll out the update by September. Based on Bluehole’s annoucenement a couple of days ago, the update should make its way to the Xbox version in two to four weeks.
In a post on the Steam forums, the developer writes, “We wanted to go beyond what players were asking for, so we didn’t want the map to be just a shooting range, but an open, living map where players can test a variety of skills to their heart’s content. The map is broken up into different sections; short and long range combat, vehicle races, jump skills, vaulting, vehicle ramps…etc. Each one of these sections represent a gameplay situation players may become involved in during normal gameplay. You can freely move around the map to practice whichever skill you like.”
It should be noted that PUBG Mobile already has a special training area. However, judging by the images shared by the developer, it looks like the new Training Mode map will be a lot more detailed.