I don’t know why, but I remember the 9th season of Pubg game as if it just started the other day. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Season 10 th season came out suddenly and I am preparing a review for him. I have just stepped into this new season with a brand new map and features that resemble the continuation of the previous season, without overcoming the surprise of the new season. Still, there was a significant difference between last season and this season; I experienced the 9th season of the PUBG game on my PlayStation 4 Pro console. Now I have taken over my PlayStation 5 console for the 10th season.
As you can imagine, the biggest innovation of the 10th season of the PUBG game is a brand new map. This map, named Haven, is again an island and it contains the industrial theme of America. So, if you expect such a colorful, vibrant map, you will encounter the opposite. The island feels like it has an incredibly muffled and intense air, and it actually makes a little difference from the other maps of the game. For some reason, Haven and Paramo, the map of the previous season, seemed very similar to me, although there was a general difference. Maybe there is no need to see new maps one after another every season.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Season 10
Our new map, Haven, does not offer a very large playground actually. The size of the map passes as 1 × 1 and supports up to 32 players in total. Therefore, the matches do not last as long as the main and big maps of the game; it kind of offers players an alternative experience. Consisting of Carbon Steel Foundation, Coal Basins, Industrial Zone, Settlement, Overpass and Docks, Haven is also a season map, as you can imagine. So, he won’t stand in the game forever; Like Paramo, it will be removed from the game when the season ends.
Content that can only be played in a single season in many video games today is becoming fashionable. Actually, I can understand why seasonal content is removed from the game after the season is over; The developers don’t want the game to be too bloated, but it can also be sad not to see persistent content in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game. Especially if the Haven map is liked, which I actually like, it will be quite sad to go. Of course, when the map is removed from the game, the innovations and features specific to the map also bid farewell to the game, which actually upset me the most.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds introduces players to Pillar
Bots have left their mark on the last few seasons of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game. Some players liked fighting bots, some didn’t. There are no bots on the Haven map, but instead, guards and commanders working for Pillar are found as artificial intelligence. So, you are fighting bots again, but this time, they are offered as completely optional content. These artificial intelligences, which are located only in certain parts of the map, attack when they see you. So if you act on the basis of privacy, they can very well disrupt your strategy.
Players trying to survive in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds can of course clash with Pillar to gain better quality loot. While the guards hold medium loot, commanders always carry the highest quality and top-tier items. By the way, if Pillar sees you as a real danger, he also wants air support and this time you’re in helicopter trouble. Frankly, I used to not like PvE type content in PvP based games, but I am gradually warming up to them. In this game, I think Pillar definitely adds a nice color to the Haven map.
Let’s say you had a big battle against the Pillar side. You killed the guards, finished off the commanders, dropped the air support from the skies, and you were left with a cache of equipment. These caches are the greatest reward given to you against your battle with Pillar, and you need to get keys from commanders to unlock them. This stash contains both mid-level and top-quality loot, mixed together. So, if you are tired of getting something by constantly exploring, you can quickly get stronger on the Haven map through PvE based content.
PUBG does not forget its classic seasonal renewals
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Season 10
The 10th season of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game is actually not very rich in terms of new content. So, a new map is coming; Pillar is added to that map and an emergency parachute is offered to the players. These types of parachutes are only found on the Haven map and actually compliment the map’s design nicely. There are plenty of points on the map where you can jump from high areas and you can use the new parachute to land without any damage. The only thing that bothered me at this point was that the parachute was disposable.
Other than that, the system is quite successful. After the innovations that affect gameplay, only seasonal cosmetic items and changes that improve the quality of gameplay remain. Let me first talk about the Survivor Pass: Breakthrough item. This battle ticket is the theme of the Haven map, as you can imagine, and again consists of 100 levels. There are also daily, weekly, seasonal, challenging, KNT and PT-type missions so that you can level up quickly in the battle ticket. The season ticket itself is based on new clothing sets, as in previous seasons. Cosmetically, I couldn’t quite warm themselves up, but there are a few nice designs.
With Survivor Pass: Breakthrough, the 10th season begins in ranked content. Frankly, I am not interested in ranked content in the PUBG game at all, but for review, I took a look at them and it is worth mentioning that compared to the past seasons, I haven’t seen a big change. Another point that I did not see as an important change was the mastery medals. Normally, players could win medals for their own weapons, but they themselves weren’t very useful.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also cares about user experience
Significant user experience improvements have been coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game for several seasons. Season 10’s update also includes such improvements. For example, there is now a system to put on / take off cosmetics during previews, which disturbed me a lot in the past seasons. At the same time, it seems that design changes have been made on the character customization page, which makes the experience better. Most importantly, when you open the system menu during the game, we can finally see a myriad of useful information.
Before I conclude my review, I would like to mention micropayments. As you know, since we are in the new year period, the PUBG game has a cosmetic set named Christmas 2020, a cosmetic set named New Year 2021, a package named G-COIN Value, a 17SHOU themed package and a 30-day multiple preset void voucher. Even though the Christmas and New Year-based cosmetic sets are nice, the rest didn’t really interest me. At the same time, it will always be one of the points that will disturb me that the packages sold with micropayments are of higher quality than the cosmetics in the battle ticket.