PUBG is doing a Fortnite and bringing back its original island map

April 24, 2024
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The original PUBG battle royale map Erangel is returning for a limited-time blast of nostalgia.

Seven years on from the game’s March 2017 debut, the return of Erangel – complete with classic weapon balancing and visuals – follows the temporary return of Fortnite’s original island map at the end of last year.

PUBG came first, of course, and while battle royales had existed before, it was the game to really make the genre explode. Now, it feels like PUBG is nodding back to the game that followed it – Epic Games’ own take, which remains hugely popular.

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