Press release


Update 13.1 also introduces a new ranked season and makes updates to the game’s map rotation ​​​​​​​

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. - July 28, 2021 - When it releases on Aug. 4 for PC and Aug. 12 for consoles, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Season 13.1 will introduce a series of updates to the recently released Taego map, which is set in 1980s South Korea. Chief among these updates is the introduction of the Taego Secret Room, which will randomly spawn on the map and  contains some of the best gear Survivors can find. However, players will have to discover a secret key before they can access the Secret Room!


Season 13 also introduces a new ranked season, adjustments to the Sanhok map, new Taego features, and more. 

  • New Ranked Season: Update 13.1 introduces a new ranked season, meaning all rewards earned during the Ranked Season 12 will be automatically added to players’ inventory once Season 13 goes live on Aug. 4. Ranked Season 13 will run for two months, similar to recent ranked seasons.
  • Taego Tweaks: In addition to the aforementioned Secret Room, Taego will see an increase in the number of Air Drops to ensure all players have a greater chance to acquire valuable loot. The map will also see the introduction of plane Emergency Landings at the start of some matches.When flying players over the map, there are times when the plane engine will explode and will be forced to make an emergency landing. If players decide to not jump before the plane lands, they will start the match with 50 percent HP.
  • Sanhok Updates: Despite a full remaster in 2020, the team at PUBG Studios continues improving Sankhok. With 13.1, the map will see the geography of the Northwest Island adjusted with small cliffs and rocks, providing cover for players moving across the shore. 
  • Map Rotation: With 13.1 Paramo will be replaced with Karakin in Normal Matches. The new map rotation for matches is the following:
    • Erangel
    • Miramar
    • Sanhok
    • Vikendi
    • Karakin

To view the 13.1 patch report video, please click here. Season 13 launches on Aug. 4 for PC and Aug. 12 for consoles. Survivors who want to preview Update 13.1 can do so today on the PC Test Server. For more information on Update 13.1, please view the full patch notes here.
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