Yesterday, developer PUBG Corp announced that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' second map, the desert-themed Miramar, would be leaving testing and launching on Xbox One next week, on Thursday May 24th.

Prior to full release, however, Miramar is undergoing one final round of public testing. Should you wish to get involved, test servers are now open and will remain so until Miramar shifts to the live servers on May 24th. What's more, there'll be no downtime to speak of, given that PUBG's public test servers will continue to host Miramar while live server maintenance is underway.

According to PUBG Corp, Battlegrounds' latest round of public testing on Xbox One supports play for Solos, Duos, and Squads, and isn't soley restricted to Miramar; it will also include the latest optimisations, tweaks, and bug fixes for original map Erangel.

On the optimisation front, shadows have been finessed to reduce crashes in certain situations, while tweaks have been made to allow buildings and their interiors to load simultaneously, reducing the overall rendering time. The developer notes, however, that Miramar will require additional work in order to bring it to the same level of optimisation as Erangel.

Elsewhere, vehicle and weapon spawns have been increased on Miramar, and numerous adjustments have been made to Battlegrounds' settings options. A full list of changes and additions can be found in PUBG's latest Xbox One patch notes.

The developer reminds eager players that Battlegrounds' public test servers can go down for maintenance at any time.

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