PUBG Corp was on hand during Microsoft's E3 presser with a brand new trailer and a trio of announcements. First, players can look for the Sanhok map on PC starting June 22nd, and later this summer for XBox. A new snow map is in "very early development" but it's hoped it will be ready to roll in winter 2018. Lastly, the ballistic shield is coming sometime in late 2018.
The ballistic shield is a new tool for setting up cover points for when you’re in otherwise exposed territory. It can be used simultaneously with sidearms, smgs, melee weapons, and throwable grenades.
The shield takes a primary weapon slot, and is especially powerful in squad-based combat. Shield-bearers can act as the vanguard for their team, pushing forward under cover while their teammates safely attack and move forward into better positions.
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