PUBG Mobile recently got a major upgrade which includes a new map called Livik. This new update brings the game to version number 0.19.0 and brings some new additions along with the new map. Livik is a ‘Nordic’ style map with snowy terrain and waterfalls. It is spread over an area of 2 km x 2 km and players have to battle it out to be the last one standing. The new map also brings some special weapons such as the P90 SMG and Mk 12 Marksman Rifle and a new monster truck vehicle. We downloaded the latest update of PUBG Mobile to play Livik Map, and here are our first impressions.
How to get Livik Map in PUBG Mobile?
Livik Map gets added when you update to the latest version of PUBG Mobile i.e. 0.19.0. The Livik map is currently in beta and may be updated in the future. This new update is available on Google Play as well as the iOS App Store. On Google Play, the update size is 0.93GB while the bigger update is 2.4GB in the App Store. The Livic Map will appear in the game after the software update.
With the new update, the loading screen has changed and it now shows a monster truck parked in a flower field in the new Livik map. Once the game loads, you’ll see a small menu showing the 0.19.0 update on the side. It shows you all the new additions to the Livik Map and also offers 2,888 BP, 100 AG, and a Nightmare Helmet as a reward for updating to the latest version of PUBG Mobile. If you scroll through this menu, you’ll see Livik Adventure which is a set of challenges for the new map. The Livik map is divided into six regions and each region is unlocked when you play matches in this map. Each area has its own challenges and if you complete them, you get additional rewards.
To play a new map, you can quickly select the Livik map on the left side of the screen. Alternatively, you can click the button below the Start button and click Classic in the sub-menu. You will be given the option to choose between different maps with Livik listed at the top. The map is still in beta and has a beta badge on it. We can expect new elements and tweaks to arrive with subsequent updates.
How different is the Livik map?
Livic Map is exclusive to PUBG Mobile to bring shorter matches to the game. This new Livik map can be described as a Nordic map, as mentioned above, with a combination of snowy terrain, lush fields and waterfalls. This is a small map measuring 2 km x 2 km which is smaller as compared to other maps in PUBG Mobile. Both Erangel and Miramar have maps 8 km x 8 km in size, Vikendi maps 6 km x 6 km and Sanhok 4 km x 4 km in size. This makes Livik the smallest map in the game. Since the map is small, the game only drops 52 players on it. That’s about half the number of players you’ll encounter on other maps. As a result the density of the player is low, and the chances of engaging with an opponent are immediately reduced. I like it because it gives the player enough time to pick up the weapon.
Players abound in locations on the map such as Crabgrass, Midsteen, Gas, and Bloomster. This means that the chances of getting involved in the war after landing there are very high. There are also a fair amount of weapons available in these areas, so you don’t take heavy damage if you land early. However, if you are a new player, I recommend that you avoid these areas as much as possible.
Another thing that differs from Livik’s map is the time limit. The time limit for this map is only 15 minutes. It’s very short compared to all the other maps in the game and it won’t take long to play the full game. had short play time main reason behind Livik Maps, because the goal of the developers was to allow people to run a complete map in 15 minutes. While playing I was dropped long back in the first few matches because I kept landing at the hotspots that I mentioned earlier. Changing my landing location and playing carefully helped me reach ‘Chicken Dinner’ in about 14 minutes. This was one of the shortest full map matches I’ve played on PUBG Mobile.
What new items have been added to Livik?
Two weapons have been added specifically for this map: the P90 and the Mk12 Marksman Rifle. The P90 is a submachine gun with a very high firing rate while the Mk12 provides high-speed bursts while sniping. The developers have also added an extended barrel attachment to this map that can be attached to a sniper, rifle or submachine gun to increase the weapon’s range. Since the map is small, this should allow players to have mid- to long-range weapons without having to specifically seek out snipers.
There’s also a monster truck in the Livik Map to help you and your squad get to a safe area quickly. Its spacious tires should help it clear different terrains with ease. I couldn’t manage to drive a monster truck in the game but I did see one (and set fire to it) during a game. The developers have also added some ramps for you to jump the monster truck. So if you get one, you can make a few jumps before eliminating the other players.
Do Livik Map updates matter?
I see Livik Maps as a neat way to run a full map in just 15 minutes. I always found Erangel to take longer to finish. Livik feels suitable for short breaks of 15 minutes and it does not spread beyond this time.
Have you played Livik yet? What do you think about it, do let us know via comment.
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