After the Karakin update in Season 6, Vikendi was removed by PUBG because they wanted to change it. PUBG looked forward to the community thoughts and improvements needed in Vikendi. Well, according to them they have put a lot of work to make it “new and special”. The map will be brought back in Update 7.1.

Changes
There is a list of changes, however, some common ones include multi-track railway system, adjustment of snow levels, new cities, changed landmarks, and conversion of Dino park into Dinoland.

Furthermore, a new season pass Survivor Pass: Cold Front is also available. Survivor Pass: Cold Front will feature a lot of Vikendi related rewards, missions, and challenges. Apart from Survivor pass, PUBG Corp has also added new merchandise featuring Dinoland to their store. I’ve highlighted the key features from their detailed blog.

Here are important notes from PUBG Blog.

Vikendi Map Details

Better than ever, with updated landmarks, trains and a slight change in season.

  • Trains have been added and can be found moving along multiple tracks across Vikendi
    • There is a major train line that extends along the perimeter of Vikendi, with 6 connected tracks towards the inland areas of the island
    • Trains stop temporarily at train stations across the map
  • Reduced snow cover
    • Snow cover is reduced more on the Southern areas of the island
  • Snowbikes and Snowmobiles have been removed
    • Motorcycle and Motorcycle with sidecar will spawn instead, being more versatile vehicles for the updated terrain
  • Weather will be either Clear or Snowy.
    • Moonlight has been removed for now, but will return with visual improvements at a later date.
  • General map optimizations have been made
  • You can play the updated Vikendi in custom matches
  • A new Cargo Depot has been added

Community Missions

  • All players can contribute to the community gauge to unlock videos and receive community skin rewards
  • 1 video, 4 skins can be unlocked by accomplishing the community missions
  • To complete, Loot event items in public (normal) matches
  • As before, the community mission gauge is filled as such:
    • Disc piece: 1 point
    • Broken disc: 2 points
    • Old DVD: 3 points
  • On the Community Mission tab, you can see your personal contribution score and will earn XP towards your Survivor Pass
    • 2000 XP per 50 points contributed

Season Missions

  • There are three tracks of Season Missions
  • Each track will be released monthly in April, May and June
  • Tracks that are locked will show the time left before they are unlocked

Progression Mission

  • Players can earn large amounts of XPs when completing Progression Missions
  • Tracks 1 and 2 are available to all players and contain a set of 8 missions each that increase in difficulty
  • Track 3 is open for Premium Pass holders and contains a set of 10 missions that increase in difficulty
  • Milestones are completed when a set goal is achieved related to daily, weekly, and challenge missions.
    • Example: Complete  total number of 50 missions

Challenge Mission

  • These are ‘Survival’ Themed challenge missions
  • Challenge Missions are composed of 16 total missions. Every 4 missions completed will grant a Utility belt and Backpack skin as a reward

Survival Title System

Community Missions

  • All players can contribute to the community gauge to unlock videos and receive community skin rewards
  • 1 video, 4 skins can be unlocked by accomplishing the community missions
  • To complete, Loot event items in public (normal) matches
  • As before, the community mission gauge is filled as such:
    • Disc piece: 1 point
    • Broken disc: 2 points
    • Old DVD: 3 points
  • On the Community Mission tab, you can see your personal contribution score and will earn XP towards your Survivor Pass
    • 2000 XP per 50 points contributed

Season Missions

  • There are three tracks of Season Missions
  • Each track will be released monthly in April, May and June
  • Tracks that are locked will show the time left before they are unlocked

Progression Mission

  • Players can earn large amounts of XPs when completing Progression Missions
  • Tracks 1 and 2 are available to all players and contain a set of 8 missions each that increase in difficulty
  • Track 3 is open for Premium Pass holders and contains a set of 10 missions that increase in difficulty
  • Milestones are completed when a set goal is achieved related to daily, weekly, and challenge missions.
    • Example: Complete  total number of 50 missions

Challenge Mission

  • These are ‘Survival’ Themed challenge missions
  • Challenge Missions are composed of 16 total missions. Every 4 missions completed will grant a Utility belt and Backpack skin as a reward

Lastly a new weapon named Mosin-Nagant is also added

It’ll feature everything the same as Kar98k. However, it’ll have its own sound and look. The new weapon is only added to the old Erangel and Vikendi.

“We know weapon choice is important to you, but there is also the problem of there eventually being just too much choice, especially when a certain few weapons remain the most popular picks over everything else. We want to keep adding new weapons to the game but at some point finding the exact gun you want would suffer and as the overall list grows, maintaining balance between everything would also become more difficult. Because of this eventuality, we’ve decided to test out the idea of shared stat weapons.”

More Details at the PUBG Corp Blog.

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