PUBG Launches ARG Teasing New Map

Mysterious crates sent to prominent PUBG influencers may hint at the next playable map.
Mysterious crates sent to prominent PUBG influencers may hint at the next playable map. | Photo by PlayerIGN

PUBG Corp sent mysterious packages to nine prominent influencers in the PUBG community, each with a different piece of what appears to be an augmented reality game teasing the release of the game's next playable map.

PUBG data miner PlayerIGN posted photos of the package they received Wednesday. Inside a locked wooden crate, he found a black stone inscribed with runes and a letter from an archaeologist. The letter describes an archaeological dig in a place called Paramo. The writer has discovered a stone that holds "answers to the Paramo phenomenon," and split the stone into nine pieces. The doctor then sent the pieces of the rock to the nine influencers so that they could reassemble the stone and crack the cipher.

PUBG Corp sent the same package to two Korean PUBG streamers, two Chinese PUBG content creators, and four English-language creators including WackyJacky.

Paramo may be the name of the next playable map in PUBG. The game's last new map, Karakin, was released in January. PUBG Corp also reworked Vikendi in April.