After a five month wait, console players of the popular PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) battle royale game will now be able to try out a second map.

The Miramar Map on PUBG, often referred to as the Desert Map, gets mixed reviews by PC players. Based on what I have read on the PUBG forums and social media most players either love it or hate it without many being in between. On the PC side, PUBG has reworked details of the map to help players cover larger distances on the very wide open map.

Well now that map, possibly with flaws and all, is coming to Xbox One PUBG players for about a 10 day testing period.

Beginning at midnight last night East Coast time, the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Public Test Server became available for download on Xbox One.

Note: Just search for PUBG and it will show up in the results.

The download is nearly 11GB so go ahead and download it now so you are ready for testing.

The testing schedule which runs from 25 April to 06 May, will look like this:

  • Wednesday through Friday from 5 PM to 11 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
  • Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 11 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
  • Thursday through Saturday from 2 AM to 8 AM (Central European Standard Time)
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8 PM to 8 AM (Central European Standard Time)

The temporary page on the test server indicates the above times could get adjusted based on operating conditions. In other words, they could ship patches during the test. If you have feedback you can communicate with @pubg_help on Twitter or on the official Xbox PUBG forums at

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