Developer Bluehole has announced that PUBG's third map, codenamed Savage, will enter its second round of testing next week, and that beta key sign-ups will re-open this Saturday for PC players wanting to get involved.

The tropical-themed Savage is Battlegrounds' smallest map yet, measuring just 4km by 4km - a quarter of the size of PUBG's currently released Erangel and Miramar maps. Its diminutive scale makes for a much faster, more brutal Battle Royale experience, and Eurogamer's Ian Higton recently shared his thoughts on Savage following its first round of testing.

Savage's second round of testing, via Bluehole's Closed Experimental Server, is scheduled to begin next Monday, April 16th at 6pm PDT (that's 2am on April 17th in the UK). Round two draws to a close on Wednesday, April 18, 6pm PDT / April 19th at 2am in the UK.

Understandably, demand to test-drive Battlegrounds' new map is high and places are limited. As such, you'll need to sign up to get in on the action. Sign-ups open this Saturday, April 14th, at 5am PDT / 1pm in the UK, and close on Tuesday, April 17th at 5am PDT / 1pm in the UK.

There's no word of a third round of testing just yet, but Bluehole says it will publish another post on Monday "to share our plans for testing Savage over the next couple of months".

Xbox One owners, meanwhile, are still waiting to get their hands on PUBG's second map, the desert-themed Miramar. Bluehole recently announced that Miramar would begin testing on console at the end of April, with a final release expected in May.

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