PUBG Mobile Vikendi update DOWNLOAD live as release countdown begins

The new PUBG Mobile Vikendi download is live (Image: TENCENT)

The PUBG Mobile Vikendi update is a little different from other map expansions, which has led to some confusion over when it will playable.

Players will have already seen multiple updates made to the game, none of which has allowed for the launch of the new snow map.

So there are a few things to know about when the new Vikendi snow map is coming to PUBG Mobile.

VIKENDI RELEASE DATE AND TIME

The good news is that Tencent has confirmed when the new Vikendi map will be live on mobiles.

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The new experience was launched on the PC version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and its next stop is PUBG Mobile.

From what has been shared by the development team, the PUBG Mobile Vikendi update can now be downloaded on Android and iOS.

But having downloaded the new map, fans may be faced with a countdown telling them when Vikendi will be live.

This is the accurate release date and time for the new map, which will hit live servers on Friday, December 21.

This will be at around midnight in the UK and will likely be a popular time for fans to log in.

PUBG Mobile has now surpassed 200 million downloads – excluding players in China – and means that there will be plenty of interest.

The game has 30 million daily active users, with a large chunk of them ready to play the new Vikendi map.

So fans should be ready for some disruption during the early hours of the new map going live.

PUBG MOBILE was also recognized by the App Store earlier, with the game included in Apple’s “Game Trend of the Year” category representing the explosive battle royale genre and in its “Top Games Charts of 2018” as one of the most downloaded games.

This is on top of awards wins at gaming events such as the Golden Joystick Awards for Best Mobile Game of the Year.

“The team is honoured and thrilled that PUBG MOBILE has been recognised by 2018 Golden Joystick Awards,” said Vincent Wang, general manager, PUBG MOBILE global publishing team.

The Vikendi update landed earlier this week (Image: TENCENT)

“The response to the game from fans has energised everyone at the team as we are heads down working on new, exciting updates and contents for PUBG MOBILE.”

Here are highlights from the recently released patch notes, confirming all the news about the new Vikendi map:

Vikendi, a 6km x 6km snow map, is coming! It will be available for download at 0:00 UTC on 20th of December 2018, and available for matchmaking 24 hours later. We recommend downloading the map first.New weather added: SnowVikendi-exclusive vehicle: SnowmobileSnowball Fight added to Vikendi’s Spawn Island.Added a Snow theme to the main menu. Collect bells from all Classic mode matches and exchange them for rewards at the event centre.

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