PUBG Mobile: Karakin to replace snowy Vikendi map

The arrival of Karakin would make six maps in PUBG Mobile but with only five of them would be played

PUBG Mobile's Karakin mode. (Image: Twitter/@PUBGMOBILE)

One of the most awaited patch update is going to take place in PUBG Mobile. With that, the much anticipated map– Karakin will go live on April 7. The small 2×2 Km map based out of North Africa is almost like a mini version of Miramar with many added features. 

With the advent of Karakin in the PUBG Mobile universe, the snowy Vikendi will be discarded from PUBG Mobile. However, this news is not a shocker since it was first dropped from all official PUBG Mobile esports tournaments in the first half of 2021. Official matches that have left go of Vikendi include the spring split of the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) and the ongoing Pro Leagues (PMPL) around the world. Players are just playing in three maps only– Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok as opposed to four. 

The makers have not stated any reason for removing Vikendi, but with the number of maps increasing, the step could have been taken to avoid a huge wait time. 

While the snowy mountains of Vikendi have been a part of PUBG Mobile for a while now, and was the fourth map introduced in the game. While Vikendi did enjoy the initial popularity, the three maps– Erangle, Miramar, and Sanhok have constantly enjoyed the larger section of players. In a recent beta version of PUBG Mobile, PUBG creators asked players to test out the new Beta version and its new features– the Demolition Zone and bullet wall penetration.

What does Karakin offer in PUBG Mobile?

Karakin shares its size with Livik, another 2×2 Km map, and has just 64 players in the lobby as opposed to the 100 that can be seen in Erangle, Miramar, and Sanhok.  Demolition Zone is a small circle that is almost like the Red zone, but also destroys buildings. It is indicated by a purple area on the mini-map. The zone causes a lot of destruction, and can also turn buildings to rubble. The bullet wall penetration allows players to fire through certain thin walls, and placing sticky bombs can open up secret passages for players to find loot and/or hide.

Karakin was introduced in PUBG PC on January 22, 2020. Over a year later, it is finally arriving on mobile devices.



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Sportslumo Desk

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